Brendon Simpson
Head of Risk

Brendon joined Newable in 2017 and heads up our Risk department. With experience in product development, project management, private equity, start-ups, and risk management, Brendon has a wealth of experience in bringing new products and services to market in a sustainably focused manner. 

Brendon Simpson

Meet Brendon's Colleagues

Sehri Mirza

Project Manager

Sehri leads on various programmes at Newable that provide economic growth support to entrepreneurs and SMEs from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds/communities, i.e. female entrepreneurs and ethnic minorities. 

Lyca Amichia

Head of Human Resources

Lyca is a HR professional with 9 years of managing all aspects of HR, business partnering, Retail Management experience, understanding internal and external customer demands and being commercially aware in order to support the business goals and help the company achieve its mission and vision. Lycas role as Head of Human Resources ensures that our social policies are curated and deployed for maximum impact on our employees and our communities.  

Ruth Collier

Group Head of Marketing

Ruth joined Newable in 2017, and now heads up our Marketing and Communications department. Ruth supports the ESG strategy through our communications to our employees, customers and various other stakeholders. 

Morgan Pierstorff

Business Development and Sales Director

Morgan joined Newable in September 2019 and leads the America Made Easy programme. With experience working at both the state and federal level advising SMEs on global growth strategies and recruiting investment across Europe, Morgan has a wealth of experience promoting inward investment to the US. Morgan studied political science at Kentucky Wesleyan College and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College where she graduated as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow. Morgan also holds an MBA from Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany where she studied leadership and supply chain management.

Chloe Kuder

Operations & Network Manager

Chloe joined Newable Ventures in January 2019 and takes care of everything relating to the running of Newable Ventures operations and its Business Angels network.
Prior to joining Newable Ventures, Chloe worked for over 3 years at the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) in Brussels, Belgium where she is from.

Chris Manson

Chief Executive Officer

Chris joined Newable in January 2016. As CEO, Chris leads the Executive Team and is responsible for setting and delivering Newable’s ambitious growth agenda and business transformation.

Chris is a Chartered Accountant having qualified at PwC and was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for London in 2005.

Chris has started, scaled and sold three businesses. His most profitable venture was the interactive shopping channel company ‘sit-up Ltd’, sold to Virgin Media for £194 million. His previous roles also include directing commercial operations for Chelsea Football Club and working for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group.

Mike Walsh

Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined Newable in January 2010. As CFO, he provides strategic financial support on all of our key business activities including acquisitions. He also leads our early-stage investment business as Managing Director of Newable Ventures.

Mike qualified initially as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and has worked for some 30 years in the financial services sector.

Mike has worked mainly in asset management with Invesco and LGT as Group Financial Controller and held senior CFO and COO positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management’s UK business, Deutsche Asset Management Europe and Barclays Global Investors Europe and Asia (exc. Japan).

Most recently, Mike was Global COO at Apax Partners, the major private equity group.

Monica Whitefield

Chief People Officer

Monica joined Newable in January 2014. As a member of the Executive Team, Monica is responsible for the strategic leadership, advice and support to our people by enabling an engaging, healthy and positive workplace environment. She leads on initiatives to attract and retain the best talent by promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace culture that encourages and supports career development, wellbeing and equality of human rights.

She is also a Board sponsor for Newable’s ESG strategy and Executive lead for Newable’s social commitments.

Monica is a qualified MCIPD professional with expertise in delivering an effective people service and driving organisational change. She has over 25 years’ experience holding senior people/HR positions within the commercial, financial and not-for-profit sectors including at Bloodwise, the British Board of Film Classification, the Food and Drink Federation and Pitney Bowes Finance plc.

Mashudul Karim

Chief Information Officer

Mashudul joined Newable in 2005 and is a member of the Executive Team. He provides strategic leadership, advice and support on information technology including risk and security matters. He supports business operations through the development of digital services and solutions and leads Newable Digital, which provides technology products and services to external clients.

In addition to technology, Mashudul is passionate about the environment and is the executive lead on environmental matters for Newable. As part of this role, he is the Board sponsor as well as a member of the Newable Environmental Team, which works under the direction of the Environmental and Social Impact Committee to deliver on the environmental commitments set out in Newable’s ESG Vision (

Mashudul previously worked for University College London and for Astron Group, Europe’s leading provider of business process outsourcing solutions, which is now part of RR Donnelley.

Ketevan Moseshvili

Managing Director, Business Development, Advice

Ketevan Moseshvili joined Newable in 2005 and is Managing Director of Newable’s advisory business. Her remit includes working with key partners such as the Department for International Trade (delivering export advice for many thousands of companies in London and the South East), Innovate UK, Enterprise Europe Network and the GLA. Ketty also leads Newable’s Social Impact team.

A trained chemical engineer, Ketty is fluent in four languages.

Her commercial experience includes establishing and running large successful FMCG sales teams in  Europe.

Sehri Mirza
Lyca Amichia
Ruth Collier
Newable CEO