Experience + Passion

Meet Our Team

The problems we help address affect people in life-changing ways: their health; their security; the availability of food; and survival of the planet.

So we’ve brought together a well-connected, eclectic and international team of experienced investors, entrepreneurs, operators, and specialists to help tackle them.

We do this together with our academic founders; it is their trailblazing scientific research that underpins each portfolio company and drives our success.

Alex Hammacher
Alex HammacherHead of Strategic Operations & Corporate Finance
Alexandra Ellis
Alexandra EllisExecutive Assistant
Amanda Jarman
Amanda JarmanExecutive Assistant
Andre Crawford-Brunt
Andre Crawford-BruntNon-Executive Director
Anna-Marie Wilby
Anna-Marie WilbyExecutive Assistant
Athene Blakeman
Athene BlakemanHead of Legal
Bernard Taylor
Bernard TaylorNon-Executive Director
Charo Bajo
Charo BajoData & Projects Manager
Chris Ashton
Chris AshtonAdvisor, Life Sciences
Chris Chambers
Chris ChambersNon-Executive Chairman
Claire Brown
Claire BrownPartner, Life Sciences
Claire LaRocca
Claire LaRoccaHead of Communications
Colin Roberts
Colin RobertsOperating Partner, Health Tech
Craig Fox
Craig FoxOperating Partner, Life Sciences
Daoud Khan
Daoud KhanAccountant
Emily Matthews
Emily MatthewsResponsible Investment & ESG Manager
Ethan Assor
Ethan AssorInvestor Relations Analyst
Gaëlle Newton
Gaëlle NewtonExecutive Assistant
George Todd
George ToddAssociate, Deep Tech
Heather Preston
Heather PrestonNon-Executive Director
Heather Roxborough
Heather RoxboroughPartner, Health Tech
Jack Strudley
Jack StrudleyHead of Finance
Jeanette Lovis
Jeanette LovisExecutive Assistant
Jim Graham
Jim GrahamAdvisor, Deep Tech
Jim Wilkinson
Jim WilkinsonChief Financial Officer
Jon Hepple
Jon HeppleAdvisor, Life Sciences
Jon Wall
Jon WallPortfolio Tech Talent Lead
Katharina Ramshorn
Katharina RamshornAnalyst
Katya Smirnyagina
Katya SmirnyaginaSenior Partner, Life Sciences
Liliane Chamas
Liliane ChamasPrincipal, Health Tech
Lilly Bussmann
Lilly BussmannHead of Network
Lisa Bedwell
Lisa BedwellHead of Marketing
Lottie O'Donovan
Lottie O'DonovanOffice Administrator
Louisa Brossler
Louisa BrosslerExecutive Assistant
Martin Fiennes
Martin FiennesPartner, Deep Tech
Motoaki Sumi
Motoaki SumiEntrepreneur in Residence
Nick Dixon-Clegg
Nick Dixon-CleggPartner, Head of Independent Investments
Oliver Mahony
Oliver MahonyInvestment Manager
Pete Wilder
Pete WilderHead of Property
Phil Jakeman
Phil JakemanScientist in Residence, Life Sciences
Polly Elvin
Polly ElvinHead of Investor Relations & Co-Investors
Rachel Mckee
Rachel MckeeHuman Resources Advisor
Rawan Farwana
Rawan FarwanaAssociate, Deep Tech
Richard Laxer
Richard LaxerNon-Executive Director
Sally Dewhurst
Sally DewhurstSenior Associate, Life Sciences
Sam Harman
Sam HarmanSenior Associate, Deep Tech
Sanne de Jongh
Sanne de JonghPartner, Life Sciences
Sarah Shackelton
Sarah ShackeltonChief Talent Officer
Satoko Robertson
Satoko RobertsonExecutive Assistant & Legal Secretary
Siegfried Thun-Hohenstein
Siegfried Thun-HohensteinAnalyst
Simon Boddie
Simon BoddieNon-Executive Director
Sive Ozer
Sive OzerLegal Counsel
Tatiana Lobanov-Rostovsky
Tatiana Lobanov-RostovskyAssociate, Health Tech
Théa Herlihy
Théa HerlihyHead of Human Resources
Tony Besse
Tony BesseAssociate, Health Tech
Wallace Wallace
Wallace WallaceAssociate
William Goodlad
William GoodladAdvisor, Deep Tech