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Rita Dhut
Investment Adviser

Rita has 25 years of award-winning investment experience in Asset Management, notably at M&G and Aviva. Rita sits on various committees herself such as Ashoka India Equity Investment Trust Plc and The Girls Day School Trust, and holds a degree in Business Studies from City University and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Jake Ronay

Ventures Director

Jake has over 10 years in corporate innovation and start-ups, including creating a £100m Tesco’s renewable energy fund. Jake also set up the RAIA programme and the NVL BBI Fund. Jake has an MBA from the Open University and lectures in entrepreneurial strategy at the University of Bath.

Bhupinder Grewal

Investment Committee Member

Having previously co-founded and sold a software company Bhupinder now focuses on innovation investing in the early-stage market. Bhupinder has a wide raft of experience from a long career in software engineering, telecommunications and fund management. Bhupinder now sits as a board member on multiple early-stage companies and as an investment committee member for Newable Ventures.

Robert Cowper-Coles

Investor Relations

Robert joined Newable Ventures in October 2018 as an Apprentice and is responsible for fund communications. Robert has attained the CFA Investment Management Diploma and is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House.

Ivan Hunter Gordon

Investment Manager

Ivan joined Newable Ventures in April 2019 and is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, carrying out investment research and undertaking portfolio monitoring activities on behalf of the fund.

Prior to Newable, Ivan worked at the VC-backed Seraphim Space Camp accelerator where he was responsible for sourcing deal flow and various business development activities. He previously spent four years working within the Insurance industry.

Mike Walsh

Chief Governance Officer

Mike joined Newable in January 2010 as Chief Financial Officer, becoming Chief Governance Officer in November 2021, Mike’s core responsibilities  are now on governance related responsibilities  including Risk Management, Compliance, Board administration, Company Secretarial, Group Insurances and Internal Audit.

Mike qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and has worked for some 40 years in the financial services sector. Mike has worked mainly in asset management, including at Invesco/LGT  as Group Financial Controller and has held senior CFO and COO positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management, Deutsche Asset Management,  Barclays Global Investors and prior to joining Newable was Global COO at Apax Partners.

Hitesh Thakrar

Chairman

Venture Partner at Syncona Europe’s largest life science Fund and on the the Board of Alan Turing Institute, UK data science and AI institute. Previously top rated Innovation Fund Manager in global equities for Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and New Star Asset Management. Degree in Chemistry, King’s College, London, MBA Cranfield and CFA Charterholder. Innovation fellow at Cambridge University.

Anthony Clarke

Investment Adviser

Co Founder/Director of £30m Seraphim Capital VC Fund and £67m Seraphim Space VC Fund. Co Founder and Past Chair of UK Business Angels Association. President Emeritus of European Business Angel Network. Qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now PWC).

Dan Hayes

Investment Adviser

Dan has 30 years of Investment experience. The majority of his time has been spent in the equity growth and technology sector, most recently at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Dan is an active angel Investor and has an Honours degree in Engineering from Bath University and an MBA from Imperial College London.

Jake Ronay
Bhupinder Grewal