MA in Physics and Economics, Oxford University; MBA, IMD. Twenty-five years as member of the board, mainly as chairman or chief executive, seven London Stock Market quoted groups, ranging from two FTSE 250 companies to AIM. Chairman or executive chairman, 11 private equity or VC backed and private companies. 2010, Chairman, Eight19. Since August 2012, Chairman, Azuri Technologies. Expertise: engineering, physics, renewable energy and materials technology based businesses. Interests: the great outdoors, walking, mountaineering, skiing, ski mountaineering, sailing and photography.