Co-Founder, Chairman and Partner
Co-Founder & CEO
Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships
Head of Access Fund
Chairman, Advisory Board
Head of Growth EIS Fund
Head of Operations
Venture Partner, Access Fund
Head of Finance
Financial Accountant & HR Manager
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 serves 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 is an active venture capitalist, backing companies like Longshot Ltd which acquired pubs and restaurants, started a gym (Third Space) and acquired the Groucho Club, all of which were subsequently sold at a substantial profit. In 2008, Rupert became the founding shareholder and Chairman of Sipsmith Ltd, which was recently sold to Beam Suntory at a substantial profit for its shareholders.
Amongst other interests, Rupert’s current roles include Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. He was previously 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 is 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 Bradley is a Partner at Hambro Perks and a voting member of the Adviser’s Investment Committee. He has been investing in start-ups for twenty years and has worked with many successful businesses in software and internet markets. Tom joined Hambro Perks in June 2020.
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 (where he helped to invest some of Europe’s highest performing venture capital funds) and Draper Esprit, where he was part of the founding team.
Tom has invested in and worked with a number of high-profile 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.
Tom 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. Andrew is a serial angel investor and has a broad portfolio of technology investments at various stages of growth.
Prior to Hambro Perks, Andrew was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and built and ran one of the most successful Pan European businesses within the Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities Division. Andrew and his team were responsible for covering a broad range of global clients including institutional money managers, international banks and corporates, working with them to implement a broad range of strategic initiatives across Europe and globally. He joined Goldman Sachs on a graduate training programme, having graduated from Nottingham University.
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.
Andrew joined Hambro Perks as a Managing Director in May 2019 to run distribution and capital raising.
Prior to Hambro Perks, Andrew was in the institutional equities division at Morgan Stanley from 2009 to 2013 before joining the public side of Equity Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs until 2019 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.
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 graduated from Durham University in 2004 with a degree in Modern History.
Jemma joined Hambro Perks in September 2018 and heads 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 a director on the board of HPL and is 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.
Matilde is a Principal at Hambro Perks.
Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Matilde co-founded Compass News, a machine learning journalism start-up with offices in London and New York and over 100,000 monthly active users that was backed by Hambro Perks. Before that, Matilde worked at Fox and Paramount leading their marketing campaigns in Europe. At the start of 2019, she moved to India to run digital strategy for the Congress Party in the 2019 Indian general elections.
Matilde holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is an advisor at Bloomberg Beta and Startupbootcamp, where she advises early-stage technology companies on growth, product development and operations.
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 is the Head of Operations at Hambro Perks, his focus is on working with our clients across investor relations and running the operational aspects 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, speaks two languages and setup a wine importing business in Japan.
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 a board director and chairman of Millbank Financial Services Limited, senior independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc and senior independent non-executive director 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 a non-executive director of M&G Group Limited; Telecom Plus PLC; and Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust PLC. Bea is advisor to a private family office.
Bea has a Supernumerary Fellowship 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.
David has twenty years of experience in the cyber security industry. He has leveraged his exceptionally deep knowledge of the sphere to co-found Information Risk Management PLC, a market-leading cyber security business that provides visibility and control across entire cyber landscapes by marrying extensive consulting experience with their award-winning SYNERGI platform. At IRM, David manages a large corporate portfolio and drives business development and corporate strategy.
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.
Trygve has over twenty-five years of investment experience. He spent fourteen years as a Fund Manager at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, after which he managed investment portfolios at J O Hambro Capital Management and Pensato Capital LLP. Whilst at J O Hambro, Trygve managed the high-performing JOHCM All Europe Dynamic Growth Fund.
Trygve holds an MBA from the University of Southern California
Lisa is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Until September 2019 she was also the CEO of Kraydel, a Hambro Perks portfolio company, which she co-founded. Kraydel assuages the social isolation that is experienced by many elderly and infirm people by connecting them to carers, friends, and loved ones.
Lisa’s career began in Durban, South Africa, at Unilever, where she spent five years. After leaving Unilever, Lisa founded several financial services businesses and worked in McKinsey & Co’s Boston office. She joined Unilever Ventures in 2006, serving as Investment Director between 2009 and 2015. In 2016 she co-founded Ask Inclusive Finance Ltd., a platform business furnishing credit-worthy SMEs with the loans they are unable to obtain from mainstream financial institutions. Until April 2020, she occupied the positions of Chairman and Non-Executive Director at Ananas Anam Ltd.
Lisa holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mats is a Founding Partner at Rainmaking, a leading global seed and early-stage investment company that builds start-ups and invests in ventures shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s most influential companies. Since its inception in 2009, Rainmaking has helped to build and scale over 700 companies through Startupbootcamp, Rainmaking Innovation, and Rainmaking Ventures. Mats founded the last of these in 2019 and currently occupies the role of CIO.
Before founding Rainmaking Ventures, Mats founded and served as CEO and Chairman of Takumi, an industry-leading Influencer Marketing platform that makes it effortless for brands to work at scale on Instagram campaigns. Since its launch in 2015, Takumi has become the most active platform that is specifically dedicated to Instagram Influencers. To date, it has created more than 40,000 high-quality pieces of content, completed more than 2,000 campaigns, and collaborated with almost 1,000 brands. He is also the Co-Founder of Rainmaking Loft, a start-up hub and co-working space, which is home to over 120 disruptive tech start-ups and more than 600 entrepreneurs. Mats first became a founder in 2010, when he co-founded Proskin Clinics, which was named ‘Best Clinic Chain’ in 2014 and ‘Best New Clinic’ in 2015.
Mats graduated with a First-Class MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester, and worked at J.P. Morgan, McKinsey & Co., the Baugur Group, and JMS Partners Ltd.
Chewy is a former software engineer with deep EMEA knowledge who now serves as a technical consultant to Brave Bison and Hambro Perks. He has over twenty years of experience as a software developer, having worked at Jippii, King’s College London, and Google. During his six-year spell at Google, Chewy built an EMEA team, presented and supported Google APIs to start-ups and developers from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. As a New Business Development Manager at Google, Chewy also launched incipient products within Google.
Chewy holds a BEng in Software Engineering from City, University of London and has almost ten years of experience in technical consultancy.
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.
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.
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.
Yohana works as a Financial Accountant at Hambro Perks, focusing on the preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements for the group company & assisting with the audit process, whilst also providing financial services for portfolio companies.
Yohana started her career in the accounting industry at a privately held, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Company, specialized in Power Generation within the Oil & Gas industry, where she spent three years managing the entire accounting cycle through completion, including the preparation of analysis reports highlighting business issues, potential risks and profit opportunities.
Yohana speaks two languages, holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance and is part ACCA qualified.
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