Top Influencers: 101 UK Executive Director’s To Follow in 2022

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Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer role. We have selected these Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer’s. The list is in no particular order!

Marc Moses

Executive Director and Group Chief Risk Officer @ HSBC

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Marc Moses was appointed as an Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc in January 2014. He is Group Chief Risk Officer, with responsibility for risk and compliance, and a member of the Group Management Board, positions he has held since December 2010. Mr Moses joined HSBC in November 2005 as Chief Financial and Risk Officer with global responsibility for leading and managing the Global Banking and Markets finance and risk functions. In January 2008 he was also appointed Chief of Staff, responsible for all infrastructure in Global Banking and Markets. Mr Moses began his career at Sedgwick before joining Bankers Trust as a fixed income, money market and futures trader. He is a qualified accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was audit partner and head of the market risk advisory group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and in 1999 he joined JP Morgan as European chief financial officer and global head of the valuation control group. Mr Moses is married with four children. He is a keen Arsenal football supporter and enjoys playing tennis. Learn more about Marc Moses on Crunchbase…

HSBC is a banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services. Read more aboutHSBC on Crunchbase…

Tom Singh

Founder & Non-Executive Director @ New Look

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Tom Singh OBE is the Founder of New Look, a leading UK entrepreneur and active private investor with family interests spanning: retail, technology, real estate, renewable energy sectors and private equity. He currently holds the position of Non-Executive Board Member for New Look with over 900 stores worldwide which he founded in 1969. In addition to his responsibilities at New Look, Tom is a founding member of: the Social Investment Task Force, the Chairman of the UK Advisory Council for the British Asian Trust, and is a Trustee of the Pakhar Foundation. Tom is an active philanthropist and social investor and in recent years, has taken an increasing interest in the world of technology. Learn more about Tom Singh on Crunchbase…

New Look is a retail seller of mens and womens clothing. Read more aboutNew Look on Crunchbase…

Darren Shapland

Non Executive Director @ Ferguson plc

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Darren is Chairman of Poundland Group plc and was appointed Chairman of Maplin Electronics Limited in August 2014, Chairman of Topps Tiles Plc in March 2015 and Chairman of in June 2015. He retired from his position as a Non Executive Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ladbrokes Plc on 24 September 2015. Between 2012 and 2013 he was Chief Executive Officer of Carpetright Plc. Prior to that, Mr Shapland was J Sainsbury plc Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2010 and Group Development Director from 2010 to 2011. He was also Chairman of Sainsbury’s Bank. Previously, Mr Shapland was Group Finance Director of Carpetright plc between 2002 and 2005, Finance Director of Superdrug Stores plc between 2000 and 2002 and held a variety of positions with the Burton Group and Arcadia. Learn more about Darren Shapland on Crunchbase…

Ferguson plc an international business, operating group’s strength is to operate strong national businesses in home markets. Read more aboutFerguson plc on Crunchbase…

Benjamin Todd

CEO, Co Founder & Executive Director @ 80,000 Hours

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In under three years with Ben’s leadership, 80,000 Hours has grown from a student society, to an Oxford affiliated charity, featured on TED, the Washington Post, the BBC Today Programme and more. Ben has a 1st from Oxford in Physics and Philosophy, has published in Climate Physics and speaks Chinese. Before 80,000 Hours, he was the first undergraduate to intern as an analyst at a top investment fund. Rather than taking the job, he persuaded the Chairman to donate £60,000 to 80,000 Hours. Learn more about Benjamin Todd on Crunchbase…

80,000 Hours is an evidence-based advice on careers that make a difference. Read more about80,000 Hours on Crunchbase…

James Corcoran

Executive Director & CEO @ NewDay

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James Corcoran has over 30 years of global Financial Services experience with large multi-national companies such as American Express, Citibank, HBOS and IBM. James began his career in sales and marketing moving into general management where he has held various senior executive positions over the last 20 years. He has run credit card businesses for First USA/Bank One and Amex and at HBOS his final role was CEO of Distribution, Retail & Insurance Division, prior to which he was Head of their Retail Product business units. James joined NewDay as CEO in January 2009 from Washington Mutual in Seattle where he was President of the Retail Banking Division. Learn more about James Corcoran on Crunchbase…

NewDay provides financial flexibility and convenience. Read more aboutNewDay on Crunchbase…

Andy Phillipps

Non Executive Director @ Thought Machine

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Andy Phillipps is the Advisor, IC and Venture Partner at IQ Capital. Learn more about Andy Phillipps on Crunchbase…

Thought Machine is a Fintech company that builds cloud-native technology to revolutionize core banking. Read more aboutThought Machine on Crunchbase…

Richard Little

Non Executive Director @ Thought Machine

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Thought Machine is a Fintech company that builds cloud-native technology to revolutionize core banking. Read more aboutThought Machine on Crunchbase…

Faisal Galaria

Board Member & Non Executive Director @ Green Man Gaming

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Faisal Galaria is the CEO of Blippar the Augmented Reality company. He previously served as Global Head of Business Development at Spotify Limited, as Managing Director of Europe and Asia at Kayak and was early member of the Skype team. At Skype as Director of Europe, he was responsible for key partnerships across the US, Europe the Middle East, with companies such as Sony, Bebo, British Telecom, Dixons and HP. Prior to joining Skype, he was a member of the Policy Executive of the UK’s telecom and media regulator Ofcom. At Ofcom, he played a senior role in the high-profile negotiation and valuation of distribution rights for Premier League Football and co-authored the Telecoms Strategy Review. He started his career in wireless and Internet consulting and was a senior member of Cluster Consulting, which was acquired by Diamond Technology Partners (NASDAQ: DTPI) for $930 million in 2000. He has been educated across Europe and graduated with honors from UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) with a Bachelor’s in Management Sciences in the UK. He also holds an MBA from IESE in Spain. Learn more about Faisal Galaria on Crunchbase…

Green Man Gaming is a global pure play e-commerce and technology business in the video games industry. Read more aboutGreen Man Gaming on Crunchbase…

Ed Wray

Director & Non-executive Director @ Funding Circle

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Mr. Edward Wray, Ed is a Co-Founder of Betfair Australia Pty Ltd. Mr. Wray co-founded The Sporting Exchange Limited (Alternate Name: Betfair Limited) in May 1999 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Betfair, he spent eight years at J.P. Morgan & Co. as a Vice President in the debt capital markets and derivatives area. He serves as the Chairman at Betfair. He has been Non-executive Chairman of The Sporting Exchange Limited since 2006. He served as the Chairman of Betfair Limited since 2006. He served as Non-Executive Chairman of Betfair Group PLC from March 17, 2008 to March 6, 2012. He has been a Director at Sporting Exchange since August 1998. Mr. Wray has been a Director of Betfair Group PLC since August 20, 1999. He serves as a Non Executive Director of Funding Circle Ltd. He served as a Director at Betfair since 1999. Learn more about Ed Wray on Crunchbase…

Funding Circle is a lending platform for small businesses. Read more aboutFunding Circle on Crunchbase…

Stephen Bourke

Co-Founder, Non-Executive Director @ Echo

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Stephen Bourke is co-founder and CEO of Echo. Stephen successfully launched the pioneering digital health business LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor in Ireland and Australia. Prior to that, he worked as a Head of Strategy for BT and a New Business Development Manager at Endpoint. He has also worked Team Leader of Consumer Parternships at Age UK. Stephen holds a Masters in Marketing from the Vlerick Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Philosophy from University College Dublin. Learn more about Stephen Bourke on Crunchbase…

Echo is a simplifying pharmacy, helping everyone get the medicine they need. Read more aboutEcho on Crunchbase…

Thomas Teichman

Chairman and Executive Director @ Spark Ventures

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Tom is the Chairman of SPARK Venture Management and has a long track record in backing, chairing and developing some of Europe’s most successful internet, technology, music, games and software businesses. Additionally, he has 20 years’ prior investment banking experience acquired at Credit Suisse, Bank of Montreal Nesbitt and Mitsubishi Bank, where he held various positions including Head of Corporate Finance, Trading and Syndicate. Tom was Executive Chairman of SPARK Ventures plc for 10 years until 2011 and now chairs SPARK Venture Management, which manages the SPARK Ventures plc portfolio and other significant technology and life sciences portfolios including funds from major institutions and 27 Oxford University colleges and the UK Government. Tom has operated hands-on after his City days in many small and fast growing businesses from start up to IPO or trade sale. Thus, unusually, he combines awareness of the capital markets and the M&A environments with that of entrepreneurial, rapid growth companies with mould-breaking ideas. Learn more about Thomas Teichman on Crunchbase…

SPARK Venture is an early-stage venture capital investor in Europe. Read more aboutSpark Ventures on Crunchbase…

Nigel Wray

Non-Executive Director @ Domino’s Pizza

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Nigel Wray is a highly successful entrepreneur, and has been a shareholder in several companies amongst others, Domino’s Pizza, Carlton Communications and Singer & Friedlander. He also has a strong commercial background built in a range of business sectors. Saracens does a lot of excellent work in its local, north London community. Nigel still calls the area home, too – having attended Mill Hill School, he now lives in Totteridge. Learn more about Nigel Wray on Crunchbase…

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Kirk A. Lepke

Executive Director, GS Growth @ Goldman Sachs

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Kirk A. Lepke is an Executive Director, GS Growth at Goldman Sachs. He was a member of the firm’s investment activities in Europe. Prior to Summit, Kirk worked for Torch Partners and Morgan Keegan Technology Group. He received a BA in commerce, organizations and entrepreneurship, magna cum laude, from Brown University. Learn more about Kirk A. Lepke on Crunchbase…

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Philip Keller

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer @ Intermediate Capital Group

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Prior to ICG, Philip was Finance Director of ERM, a global environmental consultancy, where he was part of a management team that led two leveraged buyouts in 2001 and 2005. He previously held a number of financial directorships at GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson. He is a Chartered Accountant and graduate of Durham University. Member of plc Board, Investment and Executive Committees. Responsible for finance, human resources and operations. Learn more about Philip Keller on Crunchbase…

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Peter Veash

Executive Director @ ImpactSense

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ImpactSense makes a simple commitment to clients and provides actionable information that delivers now while keeping an eye on the future. Read more aboutImpactSense on Crunchbase…

Helen Stevenson

Non-Executive Director, Chair of Remuneration Committee @ IG

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IG provides Financial Spread Betting, Contracts for Difference (CFDs), Forex Trading and Execution-Only Share Dealing services. Read more aboutIG on Crunchbase…

Claudia Arney

Non-Executive Director @ Derwent London

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Claudia is a Non-Executive Director of Aviva plc, Derwent London plc and the Premier League. Claudia was previously Chairman of The Public Data Group, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of TelecityGroup, and a Board Member of the Shareholder Executive. In her executive career, Claudia was Group Managing Director, Digital at EMAP, Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury and Managing Director of Claudia has also worked at Goldman Sachs, FT.Com and Mckinsey. Claudia brings extensive experience of building digital businesses, strategy formulation and business transformation. Learn more about Claudia Arney on Crunchbase…

Derwent London is a real estate company for property investment and development business. Read more aboutDerwent London on Crunchbase…

Alireza Zaimi

Executive Director @ Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund

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Alireza is a Managing Director within the Global Equity Division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London. He heads the Asset Owners Groups in Europe, Middle East and Africa with a mandate to cover the most prominent private investment offices, asset managers and wealth funds for the firm across various asset classes. He is also responsible for the equity derivatives sales force of the firm for the emerging markets. Alireza was previously a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he was co-head of the Corporate Equity Derivatives department within the Investment Banking Division of the firm in London. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Alireza spent 11 years at Deutsche Bank in London specialising in advising companies in mergers and acquisitions and later serving as a Managing Director and head of the Strategic Equity Transactions Group for France and Benelux. In parallel to his career in investment banking, Alireza served as a Director of the Board of a number of companies including Keolis (Financière Keos), one of Europe’s leading public transport operators established in 15 countries with 60,000 employees. Alireza gained a civil engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. He is fluent in English, French, Persian and Italian. Learn more about Alireza Zaimi on Crunchbase…

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Michael Brennan

Co Founder & Non-Executive Director @ BenevolentAI

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Mr. Michael Brennan co-founded BenevolentAI Limited in 2013 and serves as its Head of Corporate Development. Mr. Brennan co-founded Novum Securities in 2006 and served as it Chief Executive Officer. In 2009, Mr. Brennan joined Proximagen Group plc, as Head of Corporate Development, where he was focused on fund raising, corporate transactions and business development. Mr. Brennan has over 14 years of equity capital markets experience in the City focusing on the small and mid cap market. He is a Senior corporate finance executive with over 15 years City based capital markets experience. The majority of his time was spent with Evolution Securities where he served as a Director in their corporate finance department and has significant transactional experience including M&A and takeover work. He has been a Non-Executive Director at Litebulb Group Limited since September 13, 2013. Learn more about Michael Brennan on Crunchbase…

BenevolentAI is a developer of artificial intelligence and computational medicine technologies. Read more aboutBenevolentAI on Crunchbase…

Mary Basterfield

Non Executive Director, Vice Chair, Senior Independent Director & Audit Chair @ The Royal Free

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The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust runs three hospitals in London, England. Read more aboutThe Royal Free on Crunchbase…

Peter Landau

Executive Director @ Makomo Diamonds Limited

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Mr Peter Landau is the founding director of Okap Ventures Pty Ltd and Komodo Capital Pty Ltd. Mr Landau is a former corporate lawyer and corporate advisor and has over 17 years’ experience in providing general corporate, capital raising, transaction and strategic advice to numerous ASX and AIM listed and unlisted companies. Mr Landau has project managed a significant number of oil and gas and mining and exploration and development transactions around the world including capital raisings, M&A, joint ventures and finance structures. Mr Landau is an Executive Director of various ASX and AIM listed resource companies including Range Resources Limited, Nkwe Platinum Limited, Black Mountain Resources Limited, Kaboko Mining Limited and Makomo Diamonds Limited. Learn more about Peter Landau on Crunchbase…

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Paolo Tasca

Executive Director @ UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

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Paolo Tasca is a FinTech economist specialising in P2P financial systems. An advisor on blockchain technologies for different international organisations including the EU Parliament and the United Nations, Paolo is founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) at University College London. Learn more about Paolo Tasca on Crunchbase…

The impact of blockchain technologies on socio-economic systems. Read more aboutUCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies on Crunchbase…

Robert Wardrop

Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance @ University of Cambridge

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Robert is an economic sociologist and the Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, a research group at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Research Fellow and teaches two MBA courses at the Cambridge Judge Business School. Prior to joining Cambridge, Robert had a 30-year career as a financial investor, most recently as a Managing Director of the Anschutz Investment Company. Robert holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, an MSc in Social & Cognitive Anthropology from the London School of Economics, and is currently completing his PhD in Economic Sociology at Cambridge. Learn more about Robert Wardrop on Crunchbase…

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Peter Bazalgette

Non-Executive Director @ Base79

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Peter Bazalgette is Non-Executive Director at Base79. Peter Bazalgette is the great-great-grandson of Victorian civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. A third cousin is Edward Bazalgette who directed and produced the 2003 documentary The Sewer King which charted Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s design and engineering of the London sewers. Peter Bazalgette presented a later television show for Five, called The Great Stink, and chaired the Crossness Engines Trust raising £4.5 million to restore the magnificent Victorian pumping station built by his ancestor. An old joke is that where Joseph Bazalgette was responsible for removing ordure from London’s homes, his grandson has reversed the process. For the first 12 years of his life Peter Bazalgette’s parents did not have a television. He attended Dulwich College, and gained a third class degree in Law from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University while also becoming the president of the Cambridge Union Society. He is married to intellectual property rights lawyer Hilary Newiss, with whom he has two children. The family lives in Notting Hill. Learn more about Peter Bazalgette on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Jude Rajanathan

Executive Director @ Omd España

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Aidene Walsh

Non Executive Director @ Payment Systems Regulator

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Payment Systems Regulator is the economic regulator for the payment systems industry in the UK. Read more aboutPayment Systems Regulator on Crunchbase…

Bonamy Grimes

Non Executive Director @ Decidz

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Decidz is a simple app designed to help you meet up and do things with friends. Read more aboutDecidz on Crunchbase…

Chris Wood

Non Executive Director @ MiNA Therapeutics

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Chris Wood has more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology sector, having founded, managed and successfully exited 4 companies. Chris is Executive Chairman and Medical Director of NuCana. He was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Bioenvision Inc from 1999, and under his leadership Bioenvision grew from a modest entrepreneurial venture to a leading biotech company (NASDAQ: BIV), with a market capitalisation of $345 million. Bioenvision was acquired by Genzyme Corporation in October 2007. Chris was co-founder of Medirace Ltd, a start up biotechnology company, which later became Medeva PLC, traded on the London Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange, and was acquired by Celltech Group PLC (now UCB) for £554 million. Chris Wood is an honorary Professor at Imperial College London, holds an M.D. from the University of Wales School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Chris Wood’s specialty interests are Cancer and Molecular Biology and he has acquired an international reputation for his published work in these areas. Learn more about Chris Wood on Crunchbase…

MiNA Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapeutic medicines to harness gene activation mechanisms. Read more aboutMiNA Therapeutics on Crunchbase…

Tony Sarin

Non-executive Director @ Coinsilium Group

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Over the last ten years, Tony has gone from being a professional accountant to an award winning serial entrepreneur. He was founder and CEO of AIM listed Softtechnet plc, which he successfully sold to NewMediaSPARK plc and founder and CEO of AIM listed Numerica plc, which he grew to the fourteenth largest professional services firm in the UK, before it was sold to BDO Stoy Hayward and Vantis plc. Tony has been included in Management Consultancy’s published Top 50 UK Financial Power list and in the Asian Power 100. In 2005 Tony won the prestigious Business and Commerce Award at the Lloyds TSB Jewel Awards in London. Up until January 2010, Tony was the longest serving Chairman of the Asian Business Association, part of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he was also a main Board Director. And, up until June 2012, Tony was advisor to the Management Board of Macintyre Hudson LLP, one of the UK’s top 20 accountancy firms. He was also appointed as a business Ambassador for London’s 2012 Olympic bid, was a Trustee of the Safer London Foundation, the charitable arm of the Metropolitan Police and a Board Director of the Sadler’s Wells Trust. He was previously a member of the Bank of England business panel advising on Asian businesses, as well as a member of the newly created Bank of England SME Panel. In March 2012 Tony was appointed to the Board of TiE UK, a global network of entrepreneurs. Tony is currently Chairman of K2 Partners, a turnaround advisory and private equity firm, and he is a prolific angel investor, having developed a well-proven track record of helping smaller companies grow. Tony’s main focus at present is as Chairman of Clark Howes Group, which specialises in working with entrepreneurs and business owners. Clark Howes Group is an award-winning accountancy and business services provider with offices throughout the Thames Valley and London. Learn more about Tony Sarin on Crunchbase…

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Tim Cobbold

CEO & Executive Director @ UBM Plc

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Tim is the CEO & Executive Director of UBM, an event services platform. Learn more about Tim Cobbold on Crunchbase…

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Marek Gumienny

Non Executive Director @ Sharedband Limited

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IP layer bonding company, headquartered in Ipswich, UK Read more aboutSharedband Limited on Crunchbase…

Amaury Mamou-Mani

Founder and Executive Director @ Alpha Blue Ocean™

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Amaury is a Founding Partner and Executive Director at Alpha Blue Ocean. Following deals all along the process, he manages the middle, the back office and the trade desk. Amaury will be focused on the digital transformation market. Entrepreneur at heart and passionate about new technology, Amaury has naturally turned towards the digital transformation sector. After contributing to the development of the customer portfolios of several start-ups, he decided to create Mavany Inc.: a gasoline delivery application, where he operated as CEO and CFO. Eager to solve problems, his core leitmotiv is « where there is a will, there is a way ». Amaury started its education with a MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking from EDHEC Business School, that he completed with a specialized master in business development from NEOMA Business School. He refined his education with a certificate in Corporate Finance from Columbia BS. He is fluent French, English and Spanish. Learn more about Amaury Mamou-Mani on Crunchbase…

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Andrew Barrie

Founder and Executive Director @ Barrie & Hibbert

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Andrew was appointed to the Board and as Chair of Cornelian in 2015. He founded and led Barrie & Hibbert, a global leader in risk management products and services for the insurance, pensions and asset management industries. By the time of its sale to Moody’s in 2012, Barrie & Hibbert employed more than 100 staff and had offices in London, Hong Kong and New York. Prior to this, Andrew led several premier-rated teams in investment management, broking and banking. He now also chairs a youth project in North Edinburgh and has founded social enterprises to encourage youth employment. Learn more about Andrew Barrie on Crunchbase…

Barrie & Hibbert helps clients understand how the uncertainty of financial markets can impact their business. Read more aboutBarrie & Hibbert on Crunchbase…

Catherine Wines

Executive Director & Co-Founder @ Zepz

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Catherine is a qualified accountant with public company board experience and extensive commercial experience in the money transfer industry. Previously she was the Managing Director of First Remit, an international money transfer business subsequently acquired by Travelex Money Transfer where she became the Regional Director for UK, Ireland and Benelux as well as Operations Director. Catherine was one of the founding team members of WorldRemit. Learn more about Catherine Wines on Crunchbase…

Zepz is a money transfer service that helps migrants send money to their loved ones all over the world. Read more aboutZepz on Crunchbase…

Rich Khatib

Co-founder and Executive Director @ Huma Therapeutics

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Drives company strategy, operations and finance. His career in EMEA & US, include CEO of a $1B impact investment foundation of the Oceanic Bank International. Previously he kick-started Mondus, a leading European electronic procurement firm, as vice president and 1st team member. In 2001 Mondus sold to Telecom Italia for a total deal of €400 million, delivering a 10X return on the original investment of VC firm 3i. He studied business in Germany and holds a DPhil majoring in economics from Oxford University. Learn more about Rich Khatib on Crunchbase…

Huma provides a digital health platform used for predictive care and research. Read more aboutHuma Therapeutics on Crunchbase…

Nathalie Gaveau

Non Executive Director @ Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

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Nathalie is a successful tech entrepreneur and an expert in e-commerce and digital transformation, mobile, data and social marketing. She featured as part of the Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech in Europe, which debuted in 2018. Nathalie has co-founded and developed various e-commerce and mobile platforms in Europe and Asia. She co-founded and managed Shopcade (sold to Lagardère Group), which develops and manages marketplaces for large media publications. She was also Co-founder and Managing Director for Priceminister, a leading online French marketplace for second-hand and discounted trading in consumer goods. Nathalie’s previous roles include Interactive Business Director of the TBWA Tequila Group while based in Hong Kong, working with clients on their digital strategy and communications, and Asia Pacific E-business and CRM Manager for Club Med. She started her career in finance at Lazard as a Financial Analyst in the M&A department. She is MBA-qualified with 15-years international experience. Nathalie is a Non-executive Director of Coca-Cola European Partners, Calida Group (a global apparel group) and HEC Paris (an internationally recognised leader of education and research in management sciences). She actively supports the HEC Foundation for education scholarships, advanced academic research and innovative teaching tools. Learn more about Nathalie Gaveau on Crunchbase…

We’re Coca-Cola Europacific Partners – we make, move & sell some of your favourite brands across Europe, Australia & Pacific. Read more aboutCoca-Cola Europacific Partners on Crunchbase…

Lisa Harrington

Non-Executive Director & Chair NomCo @ Digital 9 Infrastructure

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Digital Infrastructure is a newly established, externally managed investment trust. Read more aboutDigital 9 Infrastructure on Crunchbase…

Ryan O’Rorke

Non Executive Director @ Flavourly

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Ryan O’Rorke is Founder at Flavourly. Learn more about Ryan O’Rorke on Crunchbase…

Flavourly is the UK’s leading craft beer & spirits discovery club and also operates an eCommerce shop serving all craft alcohol categories. Read more aboutFlavourly on Crunchbase…

Diana Noble

Non-Executive Director @ Business Growth Fund

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Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Vince Gunn

Non Executive Director and Shareholder @ Pagazzi Lighting

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Vince Gunn has served as Managing Director of Crocs Europe since arriving at the company in October 2011. Mr. Gunn currently oversees Crocs’ European business, encompassing the wholesale, retail and e-commerce operations. Prior to joining Crocs, Mr. Gunn held senior roles at The Body Shop International, including Head of Global Retail and Managing Director at The Body Shop UK. He also served on the Board of Thomson Travel Group and Mothercare as Retail Development and Operations Director, developing a number of new retail concepts and brand repositioning projects. At Blackwell UK, Mr. Gunn served as Chief Executive Officer and secured numerous industry accreditations for the company, including Bookselling Company of the Year and Retail Chain of the Year. In addition, Mr. Gunn ran his own consultancy and delivered turnaround and special projects for leading brands including Virgin Group and KRM AG – ECCO Group. Additionally, Mr. Gunn currently serves on the board for Pagazzi Lighting. Learn more about Vince Gunn on Crunchbase…

Pagazzi Lighting is an online retailer offering lighting and mirrors. Read more aboutPagazzi Lighting on Crunchbase…

Rob McClatchey

Non-Executive Director @ Uniplaces

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Robert McClatchey joined Barclays Capital in 1992 from KPMG where he had qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990. He spent 16 years in Private Equity and was Managing Director of Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management and a founding member of the Barclays Infrastructure Funds business before leaving in 2013 to concentrate on supporting business start-ups and voluntary work. Of the 190 or so infrastructure investments made by the Barclays Infrastructure Funds since 1996, he led over 50 of them. These included establishing the University Partnership Programme (UPP) business resulting in over £1 billion capital investment into student accommodation with its partner universities and of which he is currently a Non-Executive Director. Robert has an economics degree from King’s College, Cambridge. Learn more about Rob McClatchey on Crunchbase…

Uniplaces is an innovative service for students like you that takes a fresh approach to booking student accommodation online. Read more aboutUniplaces on Crunchbase…

Katrin Burt

Executive Director @ Wheatsheaf Group Limited

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Katrin joined Intersouth Partners in 2004 and works primarily with the technology team. She joined Intersouth from London-based HSBC, one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. At HSBC she moved through a series of roles, starting as a foreign exchange trader in London, managing portfolios of treasury products and equities in Tokyo and eventually moving to a business development role managing the annual operating plan for the bank’s billion-dollar Global Markets Europe Division. Katrin serves on the executive committee and board of directors of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), is a director of the North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology and lectures at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. She holds a B.A. from Oxford University, an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and an M.S. in Microsystems and Nanotechnology from Cranfield University. Learn more about Katrin Burt on Crunchbase…

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Oliver Bryssau

Non Executive Director @ Origin Broadband

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Heidi Fraser-Krauss

Executive Director of Corporate Services @ University of Sheffield

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Hugo Drayton

Independent Non-Executive Director @ Future

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Future creates high-quality multi-media products which reach their audiences online, on mobile and in print. Read more aboutFuture on Crunchbase…

Doug Oppenheim

Non Executive Director – Advisor @ RwHealth

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Doug is a Managing Partner of Fram Investment Partners. He moved into private equity in 2002 having previously worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Merrill Lynch. A significant proportion of Doug’s career has been focused on investing in and building businesses in healthcare. With interests spanning both the clinical and digital domains, Doug is passionate about the power of technology to transform both health outcomes and the affordability of care. He currently serves on the board of Healthcare at Home, which with 200,000 patients is the UK’s largest provider of complex clinical care in the home; he previously served on the board of Dedalus, one of Europe’s largest health software groups. Doug graduated from Cambridge University with first class honours. He has travelled extensively in the polar regions and has skied to the South Pole. He serves as Chairman of the British Exploring Society, a youth development charity established in 1932. Learn more about Doug Oppenheim on Crunchbase…

RwHealth is a provider of healthcare ML and AI driven patient flow, predictive analytics and insights platform in the UK, US and AUZ. Read more aboutRwHealth on Crunchbase…

Stephan Apel

Executive Director @ Moelis & Company

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Peter Brewin

Non – Executive Director, Owner @ Concrete Canvas

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Peter Brewin is the Owner of Concrete Canvas. Learn more about Peter Brewin on Crunchbase…

Concrete Canvas Ltd. manufacture a ground breaking material technology. Read more aboutConcrete Canvas on Crunchbase…

Margherita Della Valle

Non Executive Director @ Centrica

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Margherita Della Valle, Chief Financial Officer, was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Vodafone Group PLC Board on 27 July 2018. Margherita’s previous roles within Vodafone were Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2018, Group Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone’s European region and Chief Financial Officer for Vodafone Italy. She joined Omnitel Pronto Italia – which later became Vodafone Italy – in 1994 and held various consumer marketing positions in business analytics and customer base management before moving to finance. Margherita is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Centrica Plc. Learn more about Margherita Della Valle on Crunchbase…

Centrica is a multinational energy and services company developing innovative solutions, offers, and products. Read more aboutCentrica on Crunchbase…

Mike Welling

Founder & Non-Executive Director @ Camwood

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Mike began his career in the IT industry in 1995 and currently serves as President & CEO of Rimo3, experts in complex data aggregation and business process management and is an Investor Director for Norskale, End User Management specialists and Fedr8, Cloud Migration Software Experts. Prior to this, Mike was CEO of AppDNA where he was responsible for all areas of the business, growing the company from a 2 person start-up to employing over 90 people & operating in 5 countries, selling in over 25 and eventually leading the sale of the business to Citrix in November 2011. Following the acquisition of AppDNA by Citrix, Mike served as General Manager & Vice President AppDNA at Citrix Systems, where he was responsible for the integration of AppDNA. Prior to AppDNA, Mike was founder and CEO of Camwood in 1999. Mike attended University of Brighton, UK where he studied business & finance and microprocessor and computer architecture. Learn more about Mike Welling on Crunchbase…

Camwood is an IT services business that specialises in application migration and portfolio management. Read more aboutCamwood on Crunchbase…

Clive John

Non Executive Director @ Development Bank of Wales

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Clive has over 25 years’ experience in the private equity industry and spent a significant part of this as a senior director of Lloyds TSB Development Capital (LDC). He has considerable experience of investing in and growing private companies across many sectors, in many cases as a board member. Since leaving LDC he has chaired a thriving diagnostic business, worked with the BVCA in training private equity executives and acted as advisor to a major hedge fund. Learn more about Clive John on Crunchbase…

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Edward Asseily

Non Executive Director @ EGT Holdings

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Tim Cartledge

Executive Director @ 24 Exchange

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Andrew Williams

Non-executive Director @ CDC Group

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Mr. Andrew C. Williams serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Collabrium Capital. Mr. Williams served as Managing Director of Schroder Ventures Italian Fund II. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Aberdeen SVG Private Equity. Mr. Williams served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Principal of Schroder Ventures North America Inc and Chief Executive Officer of Schroder Ventures (London) Limited at SVG Capital PLC. He was a Managing Principal of Schroder Ventures North America Inc. Mr. Williams served as the Chief Executive Officer of SVG Capital PLC. He served as the Chief Executive at SVG Advisers Limited until March 2009. Mr. Williams served as Managing Director of Permira Advisers Ltd. He served as Managing Director of Schroder Ventures. Prior to Schroder Ventures, Mr. Williams worked for Schroders PLC since 1983 including a period as co-head of equity capital markets and for four years in Japan, where he served as Head of Corporate Finance. Mr. Williams has worked in the financial services industry since 1977. He served as Head of the Schroders Securities Asian Divisions with operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Indonesia. Mr. Williams has been the Chairman of Collabrium Japan Acquisition Corporation since February 8, 2012. He serves as a Director of Emerging Markets Private Equity Association. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Bank International Ltd., at Macquarie Group Limited. He served as an Executive Director of SVG Capital PLC from May 3, 2002 to March 2009. He served as a Non Executive Director of CDC Group plc and CDC Capital Partners. Mr. Williams graduated from Oxford University and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law. Learn more about Andrew Williams on Crunchbase…

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Simon Murray

Independent Non-Executive Directors @ Cheung Kong Holdings

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Simon MURRAYCBE, aged 73, is an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company. He has been a Director since 1993. Mr. Murray is currently the Chairman of General Enterprise Management Services (International) Limited (GEMS Ltd.), a private equity fund management company. He is a Non-executive Director of Greenheart Group Limited and IRC Limited, and an Independent Non-executive Director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited and Wing Tai Properties Limited, all being listed companies in Hong Kong. He was previously the Chairman of Glencore Xstrata plc (formerly known as Glencore International plc), a listed company in Hong Kong. He is also a Non-executive Director of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, the Vice Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director of Essar Energy plc, and the Independent Non-executive Chairman of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd, all being listed companies. Learn more about Simon Murray on Crunchbase…

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Alice Avis

Non-Executive Director @ Business Growth Fund

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Alice Avis joined the board of BGF in April 2016 and brings a wealth of marketing, e-commerce and executive experience. During her time as Chief Executive and Chair at The Sanctuary Spa, Alice oversaw a trebling of the business’s value and its sale to PZ Cussons. Most recently she served as Executive Chairman for Lumene Oy, a Finnish skincare and cosmetics company. She is currently a Non-Executive Director at The Edrington Group, a privately-owned international spirits company, and Cyden Limited, a British beauty and health company, as well as serving as an advisor to the National Trust. Alice’s experience includes stints as Director of Marketing and e-Commerce at Marks and Spencer, and as Global Brand Director at Johnnie Walker. In 2009 she was awarded an MBE for services to the beauty industry. Learn more about Alice Avis on Crunchbase…

Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses. Read more aboutBusiness Growth Fund on Crunchbase…

Andrew Diplock

Angel Investor & Non Executive Director @ Marine Power Systems

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Andrew Diplock is the Angel Investor and Non-Executive Director at Marine Power Systems.he also the Founder and Managing Director at Utility and Environmental Solutions. Learn more about Andrew Diplock on Crunchbase…

Marine Power Systems Ltd (MPS) develops wave power technology. Read more aboutMarine Power Systems on Crunchbase…

Ishbel Macpherson

Non executive director @ Dechra Pharmaceuticals

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Jostein Svendsen

Founder & Executive Director @ Jaja

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Jostein Svendsen currently serves as executive director of Jaja Finance since October 2015. Learn more about Jostein Svendsen on Crunchbase…

Jaja is a fintech company that provides digital and physical credit cards and other financing services. Read more aboutJaja on Crunchbase…

Michelle Senecal de Fonseca

Non Executive Director @ FDM Group

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Michelle Senecal de Fonseca has developed a career of more than 25 years in international telecommunications and technology by managing large-scale corporations and small entrepreneurial start-ups owned by both the public markets and private equity. Currently, Ms Senecal de Fonseca is a non-executive Director of the FDM Group, a FTSE listed IT services company. Until the beginning of 2016, she was the Director of Cloud & Hosting Services, a global line of business for Vodafone Group Enterprise. With operational experience in more than 50 countries on all continents, she has primarily worked with Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Fidelity Data Networks, NextiraOne, Worldport, Global One, Sprint International and US West International. Ms Senecal de Fonseca’s executive positions have ranged from Managing Director and CFO to head of Sales and Marketing, Corporate Development, Strategic Planning, and Corporate Communications. From 2007-2011, Ms Senecal de Fonseca worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) where she managed the Telecom, Media and Technology banking team and its associated €3 billion investment portfolio within the international financial institution. Ms Senecal de Fonseca holds a dual degree in Business and Political Science from the University of Kansas and Masters in Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona where she also serves on the school’s Global Council. She has served on the boards of a variety of American, European and CIS tech companies as well as US educational institutions and UK non-profits. She has dual British/American citizenship, was named as one of the 100 Women to Watch of 2016 by Cranfield University School of Management as part of their annual Female FTSE Board Report and acknowledged as one of the telecom industry’s most influential leaders by Global Telecom Business Magazine per their selection of the Global Telecom’s Power 100. Learn more about Michelle Senecal de Fonseca on Crunchbase…

FDM Group is a professional services provider with a focus on IT and business recruitment for graduates and veterans. Read more aboutFDM Group on Crunchbase…

Robert Grabiner

Founder and Executive Director @ MyTutor

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MyTutor offers affordable 1-to-1 tutorials online by connecting tutors from the UK’s best unis with pupils at home and in schools Read more aboutMyTutor on Crunchbase…

Ben Thoy

Non-Executive Director @ Whey Box

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Ben Thoy is the Sales Manager at Trustpilot. Learn more about Ben Thoy on Crunchbase…

Whey Box is a food and beverages company that specializes in providing protein powder. Read more aboutWhey Box on Crunchbase…

Robin Davis

Executive Director and Board Member @ Actica Consulting

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Robin is a pro-active technology advocate and independent advisor to Government, Public Safety and Transportation organisations. He has an in-depth knowledge of the procurement and implementation of complex Mission Critical systems. Over the last 25+ years, he has acted as senior advisor on a number of large-scale Mission Critical programmes around the world. He has been involved in every element of the strategic process supporting clients in their strategy, business justification, evaluation, selection, purchasing and implementation of technology projects aimed at driving efficiencies and business benefits. Robin is a board director at Actica Consulting, a UK Technology Consultancy house and the current chairman of the TCCA Transportation Group and Chairman of the TCCA Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCBG) Strategic Case Group. Learn more about Robin Davis on Crunchbase…

Actica Consulting Limited is a technical consultancy dedicated to ensuring that its customers make best use of emerging Information. Read more aboutActica Consulting on Crunchbase…

Gunish Rai Chawla

Executive Director, Enterprise Architecture @ Vista Consulting Group

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Patrick Falconer

Executive Director @ The New York Times

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Patrick Falconer is Managing Director of The New York Times global office in London and is responsible for advertising sales across all NYTG platforms in Northern Europe and the Middle East and Africa. He first joined the International Herald Tribune (now the International New York Times) in 1988 and then again in 1999 after a 3 year spell at Time Inc. where he managed advertising sales for Fortune magazine in the UK and the Netherlands. In his time at the IHT/NYT he worked on the successful launch the first ever monthly IHT magazine – International Fund Investment and was instrumental in launching the highly successful IHT Luxury Conference series in 2001 now in its twelfth year. Patrick was a founding member of the World Media Group in 1998 and served as President of the group in 2009 – 2010. He has also been a board member of British American Business since 2008. He is a History graduate, is married, has four children and lives in Winchester in the UK. Learn more about Patrick Falconer on Crunchbase…

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Ning Zhang

Co-Founder & Executive Director @ Limejump

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Limejump is a Technology-Driven Utility: harnessing the power of big data to positively disrupt and transform today’s energy market. Read more aboutLimejump on Crunchbase…

Nikunj Sondagar

Co-Founder & Non Executive Director @ Brushlink

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Brushlink is a health and wellness company that specializes in the fields of oral care and dental insurance markets. Read more aboutBrushlink on Crunchbase…

Rachel Zagajewski

Executive Director @ HPS Investment Partners

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Rachel Zagajewski currently works as the Executive Director for PS Investment Partners, LLC. She previously worked at Park Square Capital as the Vice President. Learn more about Rachel Zagajewski on Crunchbase…

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Richard Stillwell

Non-Executive Director @ Curo Group

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Richard Stillwell joined the Board on 1 September 2006 and was appointed Chairman of the Company on 26 April 2011. Richard was executive vice president of ICI plc, where he had held various posts for 26 years until 2000, before changing career and qualifying as a barrister. More recently Richard has held Non-Executive Directorships at Penna Consulting plc, Scott Bader Ltd, TBI Ltd and Fibreweb plc, as well as Albertis Motorways UK Ltd and Albertis Overseas (UK) Ltd. Richard is currently a Non-Executive Director of Curo Group (Albion) Ltd, a not-for-profit company involved in the provision of housing and community services. Richard chairs meetings of the Nomination Committee. Learn more about Richard Stillwell on Crunchbase…

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Simon Lehnis

Executive Director – Corporate Development @ G-Research

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G-Research is a research and technology company that specializes in Quantitative Research and IT Infrastructure. Read more aboutG-Research on Crunchbase…

Colin Maltby

Executive Director @ First Sentinel Group

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Leonard Seelig

Executive Director @ BABB

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Leonard is supporting BABB in implementing best practices on both market-facing and operational processes. He has twenty years of banking experience, including in the technology sector, and in helping lead both private and public companies. Leonard has recently retired from his role as chairman of APC Technology Group PLC, and Board member of Defenx PLC, a security software company listed on the AIM London stock market. Learn more about Leonard Seelig on Crunchbase…

BABB is a world bank for the micro-economy: a global marketplace for human innovation, financial autonomy and wealth creation. Read more aboutBABB on Crunchbase…

Indy Johar

Co Founder & Executive Director @ Dark Matter Labs

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Indy is a founding Director of 00 and Dark Matter Labs. An architect by training, Indy is a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and a visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield. He co-founded Impact Hub Birmingham and Open Systems Lab, was a member of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission. He is a thought leader in system change, the future of urban infrastructure finance, outcome-based investment, and the future of governance. Learn more about Indy Johar on Crunchbase…

Dark Matter Laboratories design institutional infrastructure for a distributed and collaborative future. Read more aboutDark Matter Labs on Crunchbase…

Nikolay Danilov

Non-Executive Director @ Cambridge Nanotherm

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Cambridge Nanotherm produces the industrys most efficient thermal management technology for LED applications and high powered electronics. Read more aboutCambridge Nanotherm on Crunchbase…

William Quan

Executive Director @ JP Morgan

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Executive Director at J.P. Morgan. Learn more about William Quan on Crunchbase…

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Tim Franklin

Non-Executive Director @ The Post Office

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Tim Franklin joined the Board of Post Office Limited as a Non-Executive Director on 19 September 2012. Tim was Chief Operating Officer to the Co-operative Banking Group until the end of 2011, having previously served as Managing Director of the Britannia Building Society. Prior to that, he was Director of Customer Programmes and Loyalty and Managing Director of Savings at Barclays. Tim’s experience extends across the private and public sectors. He is also a Non-Executive Director of HM Land Registry and was previously on the Boards of Reclaim Fund Limited, Mutual Plus Limited and the Link Cash Machines Network. Learn more about Tim Franklin on Crunchbase…

Post Office is a retail post office company that provides a wide range of products, including postage stamps and banking to the public. Read more aboutThe Post Office on Crunchbase…

Jeremy Fraser

Non-Executive Director @ Four Communications

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Jeremy has worked with a wide range of organisations on sensitive parliamentary and regulatory issues, including industry associations and consortia, public authorities, airlines, major developers, galleries and museums. Jeremy served for four years as Leader of the London Borough of Southwark and was a Labour parliamentary candidate in 1997. In the London elections of 2000 Jeremy was campaign manager for Labour for the whole campaign. Jeremy worked in party HQ during the 2001 General election and was the agent in his local area in the 2002 council elections. Learn more about Jeremy Fraser on Crunchbase…

Four is a leading independent, integrated communications agency with offices in London and the Gulf. Read more aboutFour Communications on Crunchbase…

Anthony James

Executive Director @ Wheatsheaf Group Limited

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Anthony joined Wheatsheaf from Grosvenor, where he spent five years as Group Corporate Finance Director. Prior to Grosvenor, Anthony was Head of Energy & Natural Resources M&A at KPMG Corporate Finance where he led a wide range of acquisition, disposal and other strategic advisory assignments across the sector. His previous roles have included senior finance and corporate development positions at Philips Electronics, both in the Netherlands and China Learn more about Anthony James on Crunchbase…

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Dennis Engelke

Executive Director, Country Manager Switzerland & Austria @ Jazz Pharmaceuticals

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Dennis Engelke is the director of business analysis and insight at [Jazz Pharmaceuticals](, an international biopharmaceutical company. Engelke holds an MBA from Uppsala University and an MBA from the University of Hamburg. Learn more about Dennis Engelke on Crunchbase…

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Alasdair Marnoch

Non-Executive Director @ The Post Office

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Alasdair Marnoch joined the Board of Post Office Limited as a Non-Executive Director on 23 May 2012. A Chartered Accountant, he chair’s the Board’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Sub-Committee which reviews the statutory accounts and financial controls. Alasdair has had wide experience as Finance Director of a number of FMCG and service businesses, including listed companies. Most recently he served as CFO of the Equiniti Group, a leading provider of complex administration and processing services to the public and private sectors. Learn more about Alasdair Marnoch on Crunchbase…

Post Office is a retail post office company that provides a wide range of products, including postage stamps and banking to the public. Read more aboutThe Post Office on Crunchbase…

Edwin Candy

Non Executive Director @

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Professor Ed Candy is the former Technology Director of Hutchison 3G, serving as 3 Group Technology Director for Hutchison 3G from 2000 to 2009, where he was primarily responsible for the technology for the world’s most advanced 3G Networks operating across nine countries. From 1996-2000, Mr. Candy served as Group Development Director for Simoco and from 1993-1996 as Technology Director for Orange, where he contributed significantly to the creation and success of the personal communication network. Mr. Candy now acts as a Strategic Technology advisor for the 3 Group and provides innovation guidance, strategic advice and consultancy through his company Strategitel Ltd. Learn more about Edwin Candy on Crunchbase…

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Govind Pindoria

Executive Director @ Imperial Innovations

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Imperial Innovations is a technology commercialization and venture capital investor that focuses on technology. Read more aboutImperial Innovations on Crunchbase…

John Clarkson

Non Executive Director @ Binx Health

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John Clarkson has been in healthcare and diagnostics businesses for the past 15 years and has a background in molecular biology. He co-founded Molecular Sensing plc in 1999 where he was Commercial Director and then Technical Director. Following the successful development of their DNA analysis system, he joined the US-based diagnostics company Osmetech plc when they acquired Molecular in 2004. John led the formation of Atlas Genetics in 2005 as a joint spin-out from the University of Bath and Osmetech plc. Atlas is developing rapid tests for infectious diseases such as the sexually transmitted infections Chlamydia and gonorrhea, and hospital acquired infections. The company is VC backed and raised £18.5m in 2011 in a series B financing round led by Novartis Venture Funds. Learn more about John Clarkson on Crunchbase…

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Kenny Fraser

Non Executive Director @ Mallzee

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Kenny Fraser is the CEO at Triscribe Limited. Learn more about Kenny Fraser on Crunchbase…

Mallzee is a B2C clothing retail app and a B2B data suite for clothing retailers to improve margins and make smarter buying decisions Read more aboutMallzee on Crunchbase…

Howard Stringer

Non Executive Director @ BBC

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Howard served as Chairman and CEO of the Sony Corporation from June 2005 until June 2012 when he became Chairman of the Board of Directors, retiring in June 2013. Howard joined Sony in May 1997 and was named Chairman and CEO of the Sony Corporation of America in 1998, responsible for Sony’s entertainment companies, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony Music Publishing. Prior to joining Sony, Howard was President of CBS from 1988 to 1995, which became the first network to rise from last to first place in one season. From 1986 to 1988, Howard served as President of CBS News. He was executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather from 1981 to 1984, the dominant network evening newscast of its day. From 1976 to 1981, while he was executive producer of the CBS REPORTS, the documentary unit won more than 30 Emmys including nine individual awards. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Modern History from Oxford University. He also serves on the Board of Directors for TalkTalk and Time Inc., he is Chair of the School Board at Said Business School, Oxford University, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute and Chairman of Board of Advisors, Department of Opthalmology, Columbia University Medical Centre. Howard has also received Honorary Doctorates from Oxford University, the University of Glamorgan, the University of the Arts London, the American Film Institute and the University of Swansea. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and of Merton College, Oxford. Learn more about Howard Stringer on Crunchbase…

BBC is a large-scale broadcasting corporation that offers content to inform, educate, and entertain people. Read more aboutBBC on Crunchbase…

Stephen Thornton

Executive Director @ Energy Optimisation Solutions

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Energy Optimisation Solutions provides research-based solutions to building energy storage systems. Read more aboutEnergy Optimisation Solutions on Crunchbase…

Eugene Delaney

Non Executive Director @ Make Agency

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Make is a young, tight-knit and fast growing tech team, specializing in the latest trends in website development & digital marketing. Read more aboutMake Agency on Crunchbase…

Damian Hamp-Adams

Executive Director, EMEA @ Undertone

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Nigel Ellis


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Nigel is a graduate mechanical and electrical engineer with 34 years in the energy industry with North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board (SSE). Nigel’s career has included conventional engineering roles through senior project and commercial development positions, energy trading and ultimately new technology investment and corporate venturing as the Technology Development Manager of SSE Venture Capital Limited. He now focuses on encouraging the development of disruptive technologies and new business models to address the need to provide new sustainable energy solutions. Nigel provides Synaptec with independent and specialist guidance on strategy and governance, drawing upon a wealth of experience in the energy industry. Learn more about Nigel Ellis on Crunchbase…

Synaptec develops and deploys photonic sensing systems. Read more aboutSynaptec on Crunchbase…

Maria Lam

Non-Executive Director @ QPQ

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Maria Lam is a Director at QPQ. Learn more about Maria Lam on Crunchbase…

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Rosalind Kainyah

Non Executive Director @ Gem Diamonds Limited

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Gem Diamonds Limited is a diamond producer with diamond mining operations in Lesotho and Botswana. Read more aboutGem Diamonds Limited on Crunchbase…

Robert Beveridge

Non-Executive Director @ Volex

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Robert Beveridge was appointed as a non-executive Director on 15 April 2015. Robert is Chairman of the Audit Committee a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee. Robert has wide ranging non-executive director and public company experience, and currently sits on the board / acts as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Brady plc, InternetQ plc and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Robert is a chartered accountant with extensive and relevant financial experience, having previously been Group Finance Director of McBride plc, Marlborough Stirling plc and Cable and Wireless Communications Plc. Learn more about Robert Beveridge on Crunchbase…

Volex plc delivers high quality power cords,electronic interconnect and fiber optic cable solutions vital for high-tech products & services. Read more aboutVolex on Crunchbase…

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