Directors & advisers
Date of Appointment: 12 February 2020
(Appointed Chairman: 1 July 2020)
Maurice has extensive experience as a Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director with a proven track record in entrepreneurial, growth and established businesses across a wide range of companies. After a successful 16 year corporate career at Marks and Spencer plc, he left his role as Executive Director on the Main Board to found Amery Capital with a principal focus on investment and advisory work in digital, retail and consumer businesses.
He has an MBA from Harvard Business School with High Distinction and is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director at Moss Bros Group plc, Chairman at Oliver Sweeney Trading Ltd, Chairman of Brightpearl Ltd, Non-Executive Director at Ashworth and Parker Limited (endclothing.com) and Executive Chairman at Amery Capital Limited.
Date of Appointment: 29 January 2003
Helen has extensive experience of investing in a wide range of small and medium sized businesses. She graduated in economics from Cambridge University and began her career in banking. After an MBA at INSEAD business school, Helen worked from 1991 to 1998 at 3i plc, based in their London office. She was a founding director of Matrix Private Equity Limited when it was established in early 2000 and helped raise the initial funds for Mobeus Income & Growth 2 VCT plc (formerly Matrix e-Ventures VCT plc). She is a non-executive director of Gresham House Strategic plc and is chairman of British Smaller Companies VCT plc. Helen is a director of both I&G and MIG 4 and, as both are advised by Mobeus, is deemed not to be an independent director under the Listing Rules.
Date of Appointment: 12 November 2019
Justin is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive financial, investing and private equity experience across a number of sectors. Between 1995 and 2010 he worked for CVC Capital Partners, Hermes Private Equity and Bridgepoint Development Capital leading growth equity and private equity buyout transactions and has subsequently made a number of angel investments in technology businesses. Justin has served on the board of a number of private companies as non-executive director and is currently non-executive CFO at School Explained Limited and non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee at Roehampton Club Limited.
VCT Status Adviser
Philip Hare & Associates LLP
1 Temple Avenue
London EC4Y 0HA
Portunus Investment Solutions Limited
83 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0HW