Meet the team

Leadership team

Benjamin Davis


As CEO of Octopus Real Estate Benjamin chairs our Investment Committee and is a member of the Octopus Group Executive Committee. He has been part of the team since 2010.

D'mitri Zaprzala

Head of Residential

D’mitri currently manages our suite of residential lending products. He also sits on the Octopus Real Estate Management Committee. D'mitri has been part of our team since 2011.

Ludo Mackenzie

Head of Commercial

Ludo is manager of our commercial real estate debt funds I, II and III, and has built our commercial lending team. He also sits on our Management and Investment Committees. Ludo joined us in 2013.

Edward Clough

Investment and Operations Director

Ed is the fund manager for the Octopus Healthcare Fund, as well as overseeing operations for Octopus Real Estate.

Kevin Beirne

Retirement Director

Kevin leads our retirement living activities, including investments, partnerships and our retirement funds. He joined the Octopus Real Estate team in 2018.

Jayne Shawcross

Head of Marketing

In her role as Head of Marketing Jayne has responsibility for all channels. She joined Octopus Real Estate in 2017.

Richard Howard-Parr

Head of Compliance

Richard is responsible for protecting our customers and the business by ensuring we maintain rigorous governance around our products and services.

Zoe Cooke

HR Business Partner

Zoe works with our team on all people-related matters. She joined the Octopus Real Estate team in 2020.

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Octopus Group continues to grow. If you’re interested in being part of what we do,
find out about current vacancies.