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: 04 November 2022
Sarah has broad international commercial experience in a variety of industries including travel, retail, financial services, fintech and e-commerce in markets spanning Europe, the USA, and the Middle East and Africa combined with a deep understanding of digital technologies. Her experience ranges from running Central Europe, the Middle East & Africa at PayPal Inc to setting up and running European subsidiaries of North American start-ups, LootCrate and Clearco, one of the largest providers of revenue-based finance to ecommerce businesses.
VCT Status Adviser
Philip Hare & Associates LLP
6 Snow Hill
Portunus Investment Solutions Limited
83 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0HW