Christopher Moore - Chairman
Date of appointment: 1 April 2002
Experience: Christopher has considerable experience of the venture capital industry. After completing a law degree and qualifying as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse, he worked for Robert Fleming Inc., Lazards, Jardine Fleming and then Robert Fleming, latterly as a main board director from 1986 to 1995. During this period he was involved in various unquoted and venture capital investments and remained chairman of Fleming Ventures Limited, an international venture capital fund, until the fund’s final distribution in 2003. His roles have included acting as senior adviser to the chairman of Lloyds and chairing the successful turnaround of a quoted industrial group. Until May 2010, he was a director of Matrix Income & Growth VCT (“MIG”) and until September 2010 he was a director of The Income & Growth VCT plc (“I&G”). He was also a director of Matrix Income & Growth 3 VCT plc until it merged with MIG in 2010.
Date of appointment: 1 August 2010
Experience: Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1984. From 1984 to 1997, he worked in corporate finance at Robert Fleming & Co Limited, becoming a director. Following a four year term in charge of the finances of the National Gallery, he joined Société Générale as a director in the London M&A department. He subsequently became finance director of the eFinancial group, a group specialising in financial publishing and online recruitment. He now works as a business adviser to small companies. Andrew has over 17 years’ experience as a non-executive director, including with investment companies. He is currently an executive director of First Integrity Limited (from December 2006), and a non-executive director Peckwater Limited (from August 2008), Shires Income PLC (from May 2008) and JP Morgan Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC (from 2007). Andrew was a non-executive director of Edinburgh UK Smaller Companies Tracker Trust PLC from 1998 to 2006, a non-executive director of M&G Equity Investment Trust plc from 2007 until 2011 and a non-executive director of British Empire Trust plc from 2008 to 2017.
Date of appointment: 1 February 2003
Experience: 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 Mobeus Income & Growth 2 VCT plc (formerly Matrix e-Ventures VCT plc). She is a non-executive director of Gresham House Strategic plc, North East Finance (Holdco) Limited 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.