Operating Partners

Terra Firma works with a range of operating partners chosen for their knowledge and experience in a particular industry, function or discipline. These individuals provide independent views on the portfolio businesses’ performance as well as insights into specific business sectors and how changing political landscapes might affect potential investments and opportunities in new markets. Please click below to learn more.


  • Lord Birt

    Lord Birt

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    Peter Dixon

  • Fraser Duncan

    Fraser Duncan

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    Rupert Gavin

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    Stephen Julius

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    Ingmar Wilhelm

Stephen Julius


Stephen Julius is a Non-Executive Director of brighterkind, and previously served on the boards of Odeon & UCI and Wyevale Garden Centres. 

Stephen is a successful entrepreneur and investor, focused on acquiring and re-launching iconic consumer brands through his privately-owned firm, Stellican Ltd. which he founded 23 years ago. Amongst other investments Stephen was previously Chairman and controlling shareholder of US-based Chris-Craft boats, of Indian Motorcycle in the USA, and Riva boats in Italy. He was also the first foreigner to acquire an Italian Premier League football club, Vicenza Calcio. Stephen began his career at The Boston Consulting Group.  

Stephen has a BA in Classics from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.