Richard Green

Richard Green

Advisory Panel Member
Richard Green is a Chartered Accountant and experienced private equity and venture capital investor. He joined Kleinwort Benson Development Capital Ltd in 1988 and was a founder in 2001 of the spin-out business which became August Equity LLP, where he was managing partner until 2009 and then chairman until his retirement in April 2014. He is a past chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and is currently the non-executive chairman of Technology Venture Partners LLP. Richard is also a non-executive director of Northern Venture Trust PLC, Hydrogen Group PLC and Qannas Investments Limited, as well as being a member of the Advisory Board of North East Finance.
Raymond Abbott

Raymond Abbott

Advisory Panel Member
Raymond is the former Managing Director of Alliance Trust Equity Partners (ATEP) and Albany Venture Managers and has over 26 years’ experience in private equity and venture capital. He has been responsible for strategy and investment and has built and sold his own venture capital business. Raymond has recently taken on the Chairmanship of a Scottish based software business, Intelligent Environmental Solutions. He is also the Chairman of Foresight 3 VCT plc and Vice Chairman of Scottish Building Society.
Shimi Shah

Shimi Shah

Advisory Panel Member
Shimi Shah is Executive Director and Chair of Carousel Solutions and has more than 20 years investment and venture capital experience working for companies including FORSA LLC, Partnerships UK (PUK) and Hanson Capital. In her current role Shimi works with SMEs, family offices and private equity and sovereign wealth funds to expand in and out of the Middle East and Europe. Shimi holds an advisory board role with StartAd, board director position with Bboxx and she is also chair of leading kid’s club design company Worldwide Kids Club.
Peter Yendell

Peter Yendell

Advisory Panel Member
Peter is a senior private Equity Practitioner and experienced Non-Executive Director in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Until November 2007 he was Chairman of Endless LP, a niche ‘special situations’ private equity business, with 3 offices in the UK and he continues to hold a number of Advisory Board and Non Executive roles linked to private equity. Formerly, Peter was a Partner at 3i Growth Capital where he was responsible for managing 3i’s majority and minority equity investments in a range of companies.