Alistair joined BGF in July 2011 initially to lead on new investments. He then ran the London investment team before moving into his current role which is focused on running the Investment Committee process and leading on BGF’s ESG programme. Alistair remains involved in new deal origination and also sits on the board of Evodental.
Alistair has 18 years’ experience in small company investing and has led investments into over 30 businesses. His investment experience was gained initially at Close Brothers and then at Octopus Ventures, where he was involved in a large number of growth capital and management buyout transactions, across multiple sectors and throughout the UK. In the majority of cases, Alistair also joined the board of those companies. Alistair began his career at Price Waterhouse with direct entry into the Business Recovery Services team.
Alistair has an MA in Modern History from Oxford University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is married with three children and lives near Guildford. When he is not running around after his children, Alistair likes to play (or increasingly now settle for watching) cricket. He also manages a junior team at Guildford Cricket Club.
“What excites me most about my role at BGF is the privilege of interacting with a wide variety of entrepreneurs across the whole of the UK, and I try to bring the same passion they display into my own efforts to support our portfolio companies’ growth.”
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