Investor Communities Lead
I lead the Investor Communities Team, which includes Jordan Fletcher (Net Zero), Megan Phoenix (Digital & Technologies), Melissa Berthelot (Healthy Living & Agriculture) and Shiemaa Ahmed (Diversity & Inclusion). As a team, we engage with private investors across these sectors for the ultimate goal of increasing private investment into UK innovation.
Prior to joining Innovate UK KTN, I trained as a Chartered Accountant with a background in corporate finance; I advised on transactions such as MBOs, sales to trade and private equity and finance raising across a variety of sectors.
I have also held positions on the boards of three investee companies with Observer Rights in the technology and energy sectors, through which I have gained an understanding of the challenges that founders and executive teams face when looking to grow their organisations.