7th Aug 2018

MMC announces its newly-formed advisory board and venture partner programme

We are pleased to announce the appointment of senior advisers to help guide the firm’s next phase of growth. Following major investment into our research function over the last two years, the new advisory board and venture partners will enhance our capabilities and bring even deeper experience and domain knowledge to bear.

Martin Morgan will take the role of chairman of the advisory board. Martin has over 30 years of valuable experience, having built up the B2B portfolio at Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), where he led its print to digital transformation and scaled up its international operations. He became CEO of the FTSE 250 company in 2008. Martin is currently chairman at MMC portfolio company Signal Media, and a non-executive director at City of London Investment Trust.

We have also appointed Ian Barlow to the board. Ian will bring deep corporate experience to support MMC’s governance and strategy around tax-advantaged investments. He is a former UK Head of Tax and Legal at KPMG and latterly Lead Non-Executive, chairing the board, of HM Revenue & Customs. Ian is an independent non-executive director of Smith & Nephew Plc, Foxtons Group plc, Urban & Civic Plc and The Brunner Investment Trust Plc. He has a number of investments facilitated by MMC.

Finally, we are expanding our venture partner programme with the addition of Lisa Rodwell, the former CEO of Wool and the Gang – an MMC investment - and chief revenue officer of Moo.com. Lisa previously held senior marketing roles at eBay and Yahoo! and brings 25 years of experience in building consumer businesses and brands. Further appointments will be announced in due course.

Bruce Macfarlane, managing partner had this to say of the appointments:

“As we enter the next phase of MMC’s growth the advisory board is going to play a key role in the firm’s strategic direction. MMC is scaling rapidly and the combination of Martin’s experience of building international businesses, and Ian’s record of leading both professional and governmental organisations, will be of huge value to the firm.

At its core MMC is dedicated to delivering the best experience to the entrepreneurs and investors we are accountable to. The creation of the advisory board and expansion of the venture partner programme will enable us to reinforce that effort.”

You can read more on the appointments via The Drum, Private Equity Wire and Unquote (£).

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