Richard Green BA FCA CF, joined Kleinwort Benson Development Capital in 1988 and was a founder in 2001 of the spin‐out business which became August Equity LLP, where he was managing partner until 2009 and then chairman until his retirement in 2014. He is a past chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and is currently a member of the North East Fund Advisory Panel, the non‐executive chairman of Technology Venture Partners LLP and a non‐executive director of BGH Capital Offshore GP I Limited and BGH Capital Offshore GP II Limited.

He was appointed to the Northern Venture Trust board in 2014.