Directors & advisers
Date of Appointment: 01 July 2017
Ian is a FCA who specialised in corporate finance at KPMG before building and selling two listed food groups. He has extensive UK and European strategic, operations and finance experience as chief executive officer and finance director of Perkins Foods plc and Zetar plc. Currently he is an active investor in a number of SMEs and is chairman of Mood Foods (manufacture of Ombar raw cocoa chocolate bars), Kinteract (education sector App), and Slimline Wine (SLiM sugar free wines). He is also a trustee and director of The Rutland Learning Trust.
Date of Appointment: 01 January 2007
Sally has worked in the financial services sector since 1990 and in the private equity industry since 2000. A qualified accountant (Price Waterhouse), former investment banker (J.P.Morgan) and early stage venture capitalist (Quester Capital Management, which ran several VCTs) she understands the investment process and reporting requirements of a VCT. She has been an active angel investor and has held various Board and C-suite roles. This has included chairing several start-ups and running SaaS businesses as chief operating and financial officer and chief executive officer so she understands the strategic and operational challenges of running early stage businesses. She is also chairman of Stormagic Limited, which enables hyper converged software and is advising a clean tech start up on all of its operations and finance.
Date of Appointment: 29 September 2006
Adam is the founder and chief executive officer of Utonomy Ltd, a supplier of smart grid technology for gas networks. Prior to that he was the founder and chief executive officer of i2O Water Ltd, a supplier
of intelligent control for water networks. He also has more than 20 years’ experience as a turnaround specialist, restoring companies to profitability. He has turned around more than ten loss-making engineering and technology companies in the UK, France, Germany, Holland and Belgium.
VCT Status Adviser
Philip Hare & Associates LLP
1 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0HA
Portunus Investment Solutions Limited
83 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0HW