Non Executive Director
Rory spent over 20 years in SME finance in both the public and private sectors. He designed and implemented the UK Government’s first spending interventions in the venture capital markets and went on to create Capital for Enterprise Ltd, the manager of Government’s loan guarantee programmes and the biggest single investor in UK venture capital between 2008 and 2013 (before being merged into the British Business Bank). Prior to CfEL, Rory was Senior Investment Manager at Westport private Equity Ltd (now Capital Dynamics), one of Europe’s most successful fund-of-funds managers. Rory has wide Board experience over a number of years, having directed and chaired both a Leeds University spin-out company and a quoted fund-of-funds vehicle (in Greece) as well as holding directorships at the Capital for Enterprise group of companies, Finance Yorkshire Ltd and North West Business Finance Ltd. He holds an MBA from Sheffield University.