John joined the Group as Finance Director in 2006 and has over 30 years’ experience in managing all aspects of private equity as an investor, portfolio director and in fundraising. He is responsible for all of the financial aspects of the business and a member of the Fund Investment Committees.

Previous experience

A Chartered Accountant, John spent eleven years with Murray Johnstone Private Equity, followed by four years with Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity as portfolio director and a member of the executive management team. John has held a number of non-executive director appointments on behalf of institutional investors and client funds and has advised private equity investors and fund investors, in the private and public sectors, in the UK and overseas, on due diligence and investment management. He is a former member of the British Venture Capital Association Hi-tech Committee and the VCT Fund Managers’ Forum.