We are led by a highly experienced and accomplished team of business people who have been instrumental in shaping British business. They share a passion to help develop entrepreneurship in the UK.
Founder and Chairman
Oliver is the London-based Chairman of Korn Ferry’s Board Services Practice, focusing on chairman, non-executive and executive board appointments, succession management and leadership development. Prior to his current position, he was a Vice Chairman of UBS for 10 years. Oliver began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, moving into corporate finance with Barings in London and New York.
Co-founder and Trustee
Dee is senior advisor to Amitis Partners – an international family office – and to the founders of a number of world-leading tech companies. She previously founded two businesses after an early career in executive search.
Andrew was a founder of Cinven, where he spent 21 years as a senior partner. He is chair of the Biotech Growth Trust, former chairman of the British Venture Capital Association, and director of its European equivalent, the EVCA. He is now a senior advisor to Stonehage Fleming, the largest international family office in EMEA.
Joseph is managing director (Northern Europe and Global Academy) for ISTARI, a Temasek-owned cybersecurity investment portfolio company. He is a former McKinsey partner, company MD (Keller Group (UK and Nordics)) and spent 10 years with ICI at the start of his career.
Masha is an advisor and board member for series B/C/D companies. She is a mentor at Oxford Foundry and Zinc. Until recently (2020) Masha was a partner at McKinsey. Having joined the firm in 1997 she focused on growth and building new businesses both internally and externally, leading Fuel in Europe, a McKinsey company supporting founders and funders.
Sam is founder and chief executive of FinnCap, the largest broker for companies listed on AIM and a top five broker for the London Stock Exchange. She remains the only female CEO of a City broking firm.