Christopher Moore - Independent, Non-executive Chairman
Date of appointment: 1 April 2002
Experience: Christopher has considerable experience of the venture capital industry. After completing a law degree and qualifying as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse, he worked for Robert Fleming Inc., Lazards, Jardine Fleming and then Robert Fleming, latterly as a main board director from 1986 to 1995. During this period he was involved in various unquoted and venture capital investments and remained chairman of Fleming Ventures Limited, an international venture capital fund, until the fund’s final distribution in 2003. His roles have included acting as senior adviser to the chairman of Lloyds and chairing the successful turnaround of a quoted industrial group. Until May 2010, he was a director of Matrix Income & Growth VCT (“MIG”) and until September 2010 he was a director of The Income & Growth VCT plc (“I&G”). He was also a director of Matrix Income & Growth 3 VCT plc until it merged with MIG in 2010.
Helen Sinclair – Non-independent, Non-executive Director
Date of appointment: 1 February 2003
Helen has extensive experience of investing in a wide range of small and medium sized businesses. She graduated in economics from Cambridge University and began her career in banking. After an MBA at INSEAD business school, Helen worked from 1991 to 1998 at 3i plc, based in their London office. She was a founding director of Matrix Private Equity Limited when it was established in early 2000 and helped raise Mobeus Income & Growth 2 VCT plc (formerly Matrix e-Ventures VCT plc). She is a non-executive director of Gresham House Strategic plc, North East Finance (Holdco) Limited and is chairman of British Smaller Companies VCT plc. Helen is a director of both The income and Growth VCT plc and Mobeus Income & Growth VCT plc and, as both are advised by Mobeus, is deemed not to be an independent director under the Listing Rules.
Graham Paterson - Independent, Non-executive Director
Date of appointment: 10 May 2019
Experience: Graham is an investment and financial services professional with over 20 years’ experience in the private equity industry. A chartered accountant, Graham was one of the founding partners of SL Capital Partners LLP, (formerly Standard Life Investments (Private Equity) Ltd) where he was a Partner and Board Member until 2010. During his 13 years at SL Capital, he was one of the managers of Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc and was a member of the advisory boards to a number of leading private equity fund managers. In 2013, Graham co-founded TopQ Software Ltd, a technology company which develops software for the private equity industry. TopQ Software was acquired by eVestment Inc (now part of NASDAQ Inc) in 2015, where until early 2018, Graham was a Director of their private markets data and analytics business. Graham is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Baillie Gifford US Growth Trust plc and Chairman of Datactics Ltd.
Chris Burke - Independent, Non-executive Director
Date of appointment: 26 November 2019
Chris has spent over 35 years in the Telecommunications, IT and Technology industries in a very International career. Chris has held both Senior Technical and General Management responsibilities in a Telecoms Equipment Manufacture (Nortel), Fixed Line Carrier (Energis), Wireless Service Provider company (Vodafone), and a User Equipment Manufacturer (RIM). After graduating from university in 1982 with a Bachelor of Computer Science, Chris spent 15 years with Bell Northern Research (R&D for Northern Telecom) and Nortel holding a variety of roles in software development, operations and ultimately Sales, working across North America, Europe and Asia. From 1997 to 2000 Chris was CTO at Energis Communications, forming part of the executive team that led Energis through IPO and into the FTSE 40. From 2001 to 2005, Chris worked at Vodafone, where he was Vodafone’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) responsible for Vodafone UK’s technology, product architecture, design, procurement, development, support and operations. Chris’s last position in a public company was as Managing Director for Research in Motion (RIM) in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), departing in 2009. Since 2009, Chris has spent most of his time co-founding Companies and developing his own Investment Fund/Advisory Business.