Ian joined the Group in 2017 and is Fund Principal for the North East Venture Fund. He is focused on early-stage and technology investments and covers Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

Previous experience

Ian is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) from the CFA. He is a seasoned investment professional having fulfilled both M&A advisory positions in practice and investment management roles in early-stage funds since 2006; he has taken a number of software companies from first investment to exit in recent years. Ian also assists with the delivery of the Venture Capital and Investment modules at Alliance Manchester Business School.