Co-Founder & CEO
Head of Growth EIS Fund
Director of Communications
Director of Investor Relations
Head of Finance
Head of Operations
Legal and Compliance Analyst
Financial Accountant & HR Manager
Portfolio Operating Partner
Head of Access Fund
EA to Rupert Hambro
EA to Dominic Perks
EA to Andrew Wyke & George Davies
Rupert Hambro CBE co-founded Hambro Perks with Dominic Perks. In addition to being a Partner of Hambro Perks, Rupert served as the Chairman of HPL and the Manager.
Rupert started his career in Peat Marwick Mitchell. He then joined Hambros Bank in 1964, becoming a director of the bank in 1969 then Chairman and CEO in 1983. In 1986, Rupert, together with his family, formed JO Hambro; two investment management businesses; and Hambro Magan, a corporate finance and M&A business.
Rupert acquired Hamleys toy store together with CVC and the Coal Board Pension Fund and led it to IPO in 1994 with a value of £18m. Rupert was an active venture capitalist, backing companies like Longshot Ltd which acquired pubs and restaurants, started the Third Space gym, and acquired the Groucho Club, all of which were subsequently sold profitably. In 2008, Rupert became the founding shareholder and Chairman of Sipsmith Ltd, which was sold to Beam Suntory.
Amongst other interests, Rupert’s roles included Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He was director of Anglo Scandinavian Investment Trust, British Empire Investment Trust, St David’s Investment Trust, Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses, Investment Committee of Royal College of Physicians. Rupert was also an Honorary Fellow of Bath University.
Dominic co-founded Hambro Perks with Rupert Hambro CBE. As well as being a Partner of Hambro Perks, Dominic serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and is a voting member and Chairman of the Adviser’s Investment Committee.
Dominic focuses on the development of Hambro Perks, originating and assessing new opportunities for investment and advising businesses at their earliest stages. He has extensive entrepreneurial experience, having successfully founded, scaled and exited multiple businesses, and this experience is crucial in advising many of Hambro Perks’ youngest investee companies. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Dominic was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co., where he advised clients on growth strategies. He also had a career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley where he primarily originated investment opportunities for private equity firms. Dominic graduated from Oxford University with a first-class degree in English Literature.
Dominic has been responsible for originating and investing into over forty portfolio companies and serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on a number of boards, including Tempo, Takumi and Rainmaking Venture Studio.
George is a Partner of Hambro Perks, a director of HPL and is a member of the Investment Committee, as well as leading its investment team.
George focuses on the growth of Hambro Perks and our portfolio. He has driven Hambro Perks’ approach to capital allocation, portfolio management, performance tracking, the use of technology and investment committee decision-making. George has led multiple transactions including Muzmatch, Capitalise, Previse, Quorso, Antstream, GetGround, and TradeLedger.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, George was a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Co., where he worked with financial institutions and private equity firms on transactions and growth strategy. In addition, George led multiple firm initiatives including working with activist investors and analyst recruiting.
Before McKinsey, George worked as an adviser to the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and George Osborne MP. George graduated from Oxford University in Modern History and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Tom is a Partner at Hambro Perks. He has been investing in start-ups for twenty years and has worked with many successful technology companies.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Tom was CEO and Managing Partner of Oxford Capital where he led its venture capital activities. In his time there, Tom led the repositioning of Oxford Capital’s venture capital business and established it as one of the most active and best performing UK early stage investors before taking over as CEO of the firm. Prior to joining Oxford Capital, Tom held Partner and leadership roles with DN Capital and Draper Esprit, where he was part of the founding team.
Tom has led investments in over 30 companies across Europe and the US including Moneybox, Curve, Push Doctor (where he also served as Chairman), HometoGo, Partnerize, Mister Spex, Displaylink and LoveFilm. Tom has served on over thirty boards in a variety of jurisdictions. He is a graduate of Oxford University with an MA in Modern History from Brasenose College.
Andrew is a Partner of Hambro Perks, a director of HPL and is a voting member of the Adviser’s Investment Committee.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Andrew was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs where he built and ran one of the most successful Pan European businesses within the Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities Division. Andrew was responsible for a broad range of global clients including institutional money managers, international banks and corporates, working with them to implement strategic initiatives across Europe and globally. He joined Goldman Sachs on a graduate training programme, having graduated from Nottingham University.
Andrew is a Partner of Hambro Perks, and is responsible for distribution and capital raising team.
Prior to Hambro Perks, Andrew was in the public side of Equity Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs where he was responsible for the distribution of multiple European initial public offerings including the landmark Siemens Healthineers transaction, Europe’s largest public offering in over 10 years. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Andrew was in the institutional equities division at Morgan Stanley.
Before joining financial services, Andrew was a Captain in the British Army completing tours of Bosnia and Afghanistan with the Welsh Guards and the Parachute Regiment before serving as Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales from 2008 to 2009.
Andrew is a graduate of Durham University with a degree in Modern History.
Ali is a Managing Director at Hambro Perks and focuses on sourcing investment opportunities, executing new investments and portfolio management. He also focuses on strategic partnerships and international expansion opportunities for portfolio companies.
Ali started his career in consulting at EY where he worked on complex corporate finance challenges for clients. He is also a former debt capital markets investment banker advising on various landmark conventional and Islamic debt transactions & working with various entities of a Gulf sovereign for transactions of national importance.
Ali serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on the board of Odondo, investor observer on the board of WeVat and has led transaction negotiation and execution for various new and follow-on Hambro Perks investments, including Muzmatch, WeVat and Sarwa. Ali speaks three languages and holds a master’s degree from University College London.
Jemma joined Hambro Perks in September 2018 and focusses on the firm’s Access Fund, investing in a portfolio of innovative and disruptive EMEA secondaries.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Jemma spent seventeen years at Goldman Sachs. After spending her first four-and-a-half years at Goldman in FICC, Jemma moved onto the private capital side of the bank, where she concentrated on capital structure solutions for private companies and secondary transactions in the private capital space.
Jemma holds an MA in Economics from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and an MBA from INSEAD.
Sir Anthony is the Chairman of Hambro Perks, and was formerly the Chairman of its advisory board.
He was a corporate lawyer with Freshfields for over 30 years and spent the last 10 as its Senior Partner. Sir Anthony then joined Rothschild as Executive Vice Chairman, where he served for 11 years.
Sir Anthony serves as trustee of the Tate Foundation. Sir Anthony is a director The Scott Trust Limited, the owner of the Guardian Media Group. Sir Anthony also holds various other trustee and non-executive roles, including serving as trustee of the Conran Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. He is a member of the Investment Committees of both The Scott Trust Limited and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, each of which has endowment funds in excess of £800 million.
Previous roles include Vice Chair of the BBC Board of Governors, a member of the Board of the Department for Education, Chair of Teach First’s Business Development Council and of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House. He has chaired reviews on Youth Crime, Press Regulation and Barclays PLC’s Business Practices.
Nick is a Managing Director at Hambro Perks and is a voting member of the Adviser’s Investment Committee. Nick also founded and manages the Hambro Perks Growth EIS Fund.
Nick qualified as an accountant (ACA) with Deloitte & Touche in 2001. At Deloitte he served large financial firms predominantly in the City. Nick subsequently worked as a Portfolio Manager at Odey Asset Management where he helped manage various hedge and long only funds and institutional mandates.
Nick then worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch serving institutional fund managers across a range of business lines and asset classes in emerging markets, advising on primary and secondary investments and equity capital markets transactions.
Nick holds a degree from Oxford University and serves as Hambro Perks’ investor director on the boards of Smart RTMS and Movewise.
Peter is Group General Counsel and Company Secretary at Hambro Perks. He also serves as a director on the board of the Manager.
Peter has been practising law for more than 18 years and has an in-depth understanding of the asset management industry. Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Peter served as General Counsel to leading mid-market private equity funds focused on providing investment capital for the acquisition and operational turnaround of underperforming companies. Peter gained much of his experience at leading international law firms CMS and Pinsent Masons. His experience spans the broad spectrum of corporate activity with a particular focus on the formation, structuring and management of alternative investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, buy-side and sell-side due-diligence, corporate restructurings and workout initiatives.
Catherine Armstrong joined Hambro Perks in 2020 as the Director of Communications, and is responsible for media, marketing and external affairs.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Catherine spent 7 years at The Carlyle Group as Associate Vice President of Communications, before joining Schroders as the Head of External affairs.
Catherine has long-standing involvement with a number of industry trade associations including AVCA, the BVCA and Invest Europe, and has served on their boards and advisory committees.
Tom joined Hambro Perks in March 2021 as Director of Investor Relations. Tom leads business development activities for the Growth EIS Fund and focuses on building relationships with Advisers and Wealth Managers throughout the UK.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Tom managed distribution and the key relationships with Financial Advisers for Oxford Capital. Tom also led their work on ESG, writing and implementing their firm investment policy.
Prior to Oxford Capital, Tom worked in consulting and wealth management. Tom holds a master’s in finance, degree in economics, Investment Advice Diploma, IMC, and Certificate in ESG Investing.
Nicola is the Head of Finance at Hambro Perks and oversees the day-to-day running of the Finance Function, annual audit and all management and statutory reporting.
Prior to Hambro Perks, Nicola trained as an auditor within the financial services team at a mid-tier accountancy firm, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2014. Nicola holds a masters in mathematics from the University of East Anglia.
Svenja joined HP’s investment team in 2019 to focus on the German and Nordic regions as well as to work on building out HP’s later-stage secondaries fund.
Prior to HP, Svenja worked at Morgan Stanley, where she worked on numerous equity transactions for tech clients in particular. Previous to this, Svenja worked on EY’s Transaction Advisory Services team and gained start-up experience at an early-stage venture in London, as well as Rocket Internet in Berlin. Svenja holds a master’s degree in International Business from the University of St Andrews and a dual study bachelor’s degree in Financial Management which she did in cooperation with ExxonMobil She speaks English, German, Swedish and has basic knowledge in French.
Hasan joined Hambro Perks in 2019 and runs the operations of the firm.
Hasan started as a graduate engineer working in the world of technology startups. With expertise in company technology and process, Hasan became an IT consultant and worked on some of Vodafone’s largest technology implementation projects globally before running operations at an FCA regulated fintech in London.
Hasan holds a first class degree in automotive engineering and speaks two languages.
Issy joined Hambro Perks in 2020 as an analyst focused on primary investing.
Prior to Hambro Perks, Issy worked at a number of start-ups in the fintech sector. Whilst at Percent, Issy was responsible for growth for the South West region of the UK and prior to that she was a product manager at AssetVault, responsible for delivering the MVP whilst participating in the London 2016 cohort of Techstars. Issy started her career as a finance and marketing intern at Liberty Global.
Issy holds a master’s degree in Management from London Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bristol.
Shahram is a Legal and Compliance Analyst at Hambro Perks. He focuses primarily on supporting the business’s legal and regulatory affairs.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Shahram was a Commercial Paralegal at Funding Circle, where he supported the Legal and Capital Markets teams. Shahram also founded and led the business strategy of a student accommodation tech start-up in London where he gained first-hand early venture experience.
Shahram completed his legal education at BPP Law School, where he attained the Legal Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in Law. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Warwick.
Ivan is a Financial Accountant at Hambro Perks working within the Finance Team, assisting with the day to day accounting functions, producing Management and Board Reports and supporting the preparation of the Statutory and Audited accounts.
Ivan works closely alongside a number of Hambro Perks portfolios, such as HP Insurtech Gateway, Tempo, GOTO Digital Marketing and Odondo providing accounting services and financial advice.
Ivan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He spent 15 years travelling most of the world as a professional model before starting his second career with Hambro Perks.
Robin is a Portfolio Operating Partner, working within the Hambro Perks Special Opportunities Fund to help portfolio companies achieve their full potential. Robin has over 20 years of private equity and venture capital experience across the spectrum of new investments, portfolio value add and leading exit processes. Robin’s prior experience includes head of the venture portfolio at Oxford Capital, head of the Business Services investment practice at HgCapital, part of the equity restructure team at Lloyds Bank that managed & exited 300 equity positions and investment director at Living Bridge.
He has served on more than 40 boards for investors and is a qualified chartered accountant.
Richard has over twenty years of Investment Banking experience. During his fifteen years at Goldman Sachs, Richard served as Director of Research for Europe between 2009 and 2014, and as Global Co-COO of Equity Research between 2014 and 2017. Whilst at Goldman, Richard transformed investment research into a highly successful independent unit, restructured the US credit research department into a considerably more cost-efficient team, launched a series of innovative products that measure investment potential, and led a 1,000-strong global research team.
Richard holds an MA in History from the University of Oxford.
Yusuf Alireza became Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Noble Group in April 2012, as the head of the Hong Kong-based global supply chain manager of energy and agricultural products.
Prior to joining Noble Group, Yusuf was co-president of Goldman Sachs’s Asia operations, excluding Japan, and a member of the firm’s Global Management Committee. He began working at Goldman Sachs New York in 1992, transferring to the firm’s London office in 1997 and becoming the Head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) sales and structuring efforts. He relocated to Hong Kong in 2008, where he managed the Asia Pacific securities division of Goldman Sachs.
Yusuf Alireza received a joint master’s and bachelor’s degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He completed his bachelor’s studies in international economics, pursuing a master’s degree in international relations and affairs.
Lord Hollick is a member of the House of Lords. a director of Honeywell International Inc and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He is a Founding Trustee of the IPPR think tank and a member of the Advisory Boards of The Royal Society and Hambro Perks. He was a Partner at KKR and led the media industry team in Europe. He was Chairman of SBS Broadcasting, a director of The Nielsen Company and Trafalgar Entertainment. He Chaired the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee from 2014 – 2017 and was a partner and senior adviser at tech bank, GP Bullhound from 2008 – 2018.
Lord Hollick began his career as a merchant banker with Hambros then from 1974 to 2005 he was CEO of United Business Media plc, now Informa plc, an international publishing, information, broadcasting and market research group and a global money and securities inter dealer broking business, now CME, and TP ICAP plc. He was Senior Independent Director of Diageo and a non-executive director of Logica, Havas, TRW and BAE Systems. He was Chairman of the SouthBank Centre from 2002 to 2008 leading the £120m transformation of the Royal Festival Hall and its surroundings. He founded the IPPR think-tank in 1988. He was appointed a member of the House of Lords in 1991. He has advised the Labour Party on business and economic policy and acted as a Special Advisor at the DTI in 1997 and 1998. He was the Prime Minister’s trade and investment envoy to Kenya and Tanzania from 2014 to 2018.
Bea is chair of F&C Investment Trust PLC; a board director and chairman of Millbank Financial Services Limited and senior independent non-executive director, member of Management Engagement; Nominations & Remuneration and Audit Committees of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust PLC. Bea is a main board director and chairman of Remco (US) and chairman of the International Advisory Board (UK) of Brown Advisory. Bea is senior independent non-executive director of Telecom Plus; advisor to a private family office and a board director of Oldfield & Co.
Bea has a Supernumerary Fellowship and is a Member of the Investment Committee of Pembroke College, Oxford and is chairman of the Investment Committee of Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, where she is also a trustee. Bea is a board member of Soho Theatre, London and a member of the finance advisory group of Salisbury Cathedral.
Bea has an MA in Oriental Languages (Arabic) from Pembroke College, Oxford.
Karim is a partner at Egon Zehnder in their Technology Practice. He advises large corporations, private equity & VC firms at Board/C-suite/founder level on exec search and leadership development. He also leads Egon Zehnder’s internal data talent platform to drive efficiency in the search process and build machine learning predictive capabilities. Prior he was Global Head of Propositions & Sales at Sony Ericsson Mobile, where he led early investments in the Android platform. He launched his career at Diageo where he held a range of brand and commercial roles in North America, Africa, and Europe. He is a frequent speaker at NOAH, CogX, Founders Forum and other tech incubators on “human judgment and AI” and “how to spot leadership potential in entrepreneurs”. He is also an investor in Agritech, legaltech, healthtech and D2C.
James is a Director at Ki Insurance and Head of Innovation at Brit Insurance.
James began his career in Innovation Strategy at Accenture in 2012, after which he worked in EY’s Corporate Finance Strategy and Global FinTech teams. Whilst still at EY, James co-founded Pluto, an award-winning travel app that provides easily accessible and comprehensible bespoke travel insurance.
James read Geography, Geopolitics, Geo-economics, and Urban Studies at Durham. In 2018, he was named in Business Insider’s ‘UK FinTech 35 under 35’.
Mark is a professional coach and mentor for entrepreneurs at Fit To Lead and a seasoned Angel Investor with over twenty years of investing experience under his belt.
Upon graduating from the University of Manchester, Mark joined PwC as a consultant, where he obtained his ICAEW qualifications. Mark’s experience of co-managing a Venture Capital Trust in the 1990s inspired him to co-found Risk Capital Partners LLP in 1999. After almost a decade at Risk Capital, Mark became one of the two Founding Partners in White Rivers, a business that focused on helping entrepreneurs to scale up their enterprises by providing them with expert advice, support, and capital.
Kate is CEO at Brave Bison, a Social Video studio that is currently the biggest publisher of video content on Facebook (by views).
Kate is one of the best-known Internet advertising pioneers in Europe, with almost thirty years of experience in the digital sector. After several successful years at Alta Vista and DoubleClick, Kate became Google’s first employee outside the U.S. when she was appointed as Director for the UK, Ireland, and Benelux in 2001. A brief stint as UK Managing Director at Daily Motion was followed by a Vice Presidency and Managing Directorship at Europe Bebo and a Chief Executive role at AOL Europe. Between 2015 and 2016, Kate enjoyed a successful tenure as Buzzfeed’s General Manager for Europe.
Kate read English at the University of Birmingham. She is the founder of multiple businesses and a much sought-after speaker on the current and future media, marketing, and advertising landscapes.
Will spent the first 15 years of his career in advertising, at BBH, Mother and Engine, where he was CEO of the Group’s advertising agency, WCRS. During this period Will worked with a wide range of clients, including Direct Line Group, Sky, Santander and the Government.
He was at Centrica PLC (British Gas) for 7 years as Chief Marketing Officer and then a Divisional Managing Director. In Will’s tenure as CMO, British Gas was the Marketing Society’s ‘Brand of the Year’ and also launched it’s successful Connected Homes business, Hive.
For the last 3 years Will has been Managing Director of the RAC’s Consumer Division. The RAC is owned by CVC and GIC, and recently featured in The Sunday Times Top Track 250 as one of the ten fastest growing companies in the UK.
A specialist in marketing, customer growth and digital transformation, Will has an MA from Durham University, an MBA from Imperial College and is a Fellow of the Marketing Society.
Jason is CEO and Executive Director of Ori Biotech, an industrial automation business aiming to endow patients with access to life-saving cell and gene therapies (CGTs). His deep knowledge of the UK, US, and EU healthcare markets is the product of almost twenty years of work in the healthcare sector. He has previously served as a Senior Consultant at Campbell Alliance (now inVentiv Health Consulting), Marketing Director for Europe at Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, and General Manager for Northern Europe at Indivior. Whilst at Reckitt Benckiser, Jason reversed a declining revenue trend from -4% to +20% in just two years. Alongside his Chief Executive and ED roles at Ori Biotech, he is currently Managing Director at Health Equity Consulting Ltd. and Non-Executive Director of several healthtech business, including Credentially and GripAble.
Jason obtained his BA in Government from the University of Virginia in 1997 and his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2003.
Jeff is an investment professional with over twenty-five years of experience in stock identification and macro asset allocation. He is particularly passionate about integrating ESG/SDG precepts into investment strategies.
Jeff launched his career in Investment Banking, working at Chase Manhattan Bank and Deutsche Bank. In 1996, he became Director of Technical Strategy and Research at Fidelity Worldwide Investment. During his twenty years at Fidelity, Jeff headed a team of Technical Analysts who advised Equity Fund Managers and Equity Research Analysts on stock selection and macro asset allocation.
Jeff holds a BA in Political Science and English Literature from Ohio State University, and received a master’s degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona.
David is an experienced financial services executive with expertise in alternatives, global capital markets, public finance, and public policy.
David spent the first twelve years of his career working at Bankers Trust, BNP Paribas, Merrill Lynch, and Depfa Bank. After leaving Depfa, David became Head of Strategic Initiatives at Arrowhawk Capital Partners. Then, in 2011, he joined MKP Capital. At MKP, David has risen from Director to the status of Partner and Chief Client Officer.
Alongside his senior advisory role at Hambro Perks, which he has occupied since February 2020, David is an Advisory Board Member of Guild Financial, a disruptive FinTech self-directed platform.
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