Sandy has been with Mercia since 2017 and has broad investment experience across sectors, stages and geographies. This includes all aspects of investment including origination, execution and value creation and she particularly enjoys working with management teams and boards to support them on their journey to exit.   As Fund Principal for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund II for the East and South East Midlands she is responsible for delivery and performance across the East Midlands, managing the team from our Nottingham office. She also has a broader role across Mercia Ventures including as a member of Investment Committee.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Mercia, Sandy held a number of positions crossing all aspects of commercialising new products and technologies. These ranged from CEO of a VC backed business to corporate R&D bringing operator credentials to her investment role.

In the dim and distant past Sandy gained a PhD in Chemistry and remains a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry but is now a generalist investor with a portfolio ranging from life sciences to software.