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Andrew Haining
Chairperson - Independent
Andrew Haining
Andrew Haining
Chairperson – Independent

Andrew has had a 30 year career in banking and private equity with Bank of America, CDC (now Bridgepoint) and Botts & Company. During his career, Andrew has been responsible for over 20 private equity investments with transactional values in excess of $1bn.

 

Andrew holds several Guernsey and UK board positions including Chairman of Praxis Group Limited and Chairman of Aurigny, the state owned Channel Islands airline.

Anne Ewing
Independent
Anne Ewing
Anne Ewing

Anne has over 35 years of financial services experience in banking, asset and fund management, corporate treasury, life insurance and the fiduciary sector. Anne has an MSc in Corporate Governance and is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute and a Fellow of ICSA. Anne has held senior roles in Citibank, Rothschilds, Old Mutual International and KPMG and latterly has been instrumental in the start-ups of a Guernsey fund manager and two fiduciary licensees.

Anne is self-employed and has several non-executive Directorships and chairman roles in investment companies and a banking and trust company group in the Channel Islands and in London.

Simon Holden
Independent
Simon Holden
Simon Holden

Simon, a Guernsey resident, brings board experience from both private equity and portfolio company operations roles at Candover Investments and then Terra Firma Capital Partners. Since 2015, Simon has become an independent director to listed alternative investment companies (the Company, HICL Infrastructure plc., Trian Investors 1 Limited and Chrysalis Investments Limited), private equity funds and trading company boards including pro-bono roles to the States of Guernsey overseeing infrastructure critical to the Island including the airport, harbours and two maritime fuel supply vessels.

Simon is a Chartered Director (CDir) accredited by the UK Institute of Directors, graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MEng and MA in Manufacturing Engineering and is an active member of UK and Guernsey fund management interest groups.

Stephen Coe
Independent
Stephen Coe
Stephen Coe

Stephen serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is currently a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Weiss Korean Opportunities Fund Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of River and Mercantile UK Micro Cap Investment Company Limited. Stephen has been involved with offshore investment funds and managers since 1990, with significant exposure to property, debt, emerging markets and private equity investments. Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse Bristol in 1990 and remained in audit practice, specialising in financial services, until 1997. From 1997 to 2003 Stephen was a director of the Bachmann Group of fiduciary companies and Managing Director of Bachmann Fund Administration Limited, a specialist third party fund administration company. From 2003 to 2006 Stephen was a director with Investec in Guernsey and Managing Director of Investec Trust (Guernsey) Limited and Investec Administration Services Limited. Stephen became self-employed in August 2006, providing services to financial services clients.

Tim Cruttenden
Independent
Tim Cruttenden
Tim Cruttenden

Tim is Chief Executive Officer of VenCap International plc, a UK-based asset management firm focused on investing in venture capital funds. He joined VenCap in 1994 and is responsible for leading the strategy and development of the firm. Prior to joining VenCap, Tim was an economist and statistician at the Association of British Insurers in London. He received his Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) in Combined Science (Economics and Statistics) from Coventry University and is an Associate of the CFA Society of the UK. Tim is a non-executive director of Polar Capital Technology Trust.

Margaret O’Connor
Independent
Margaret O’Connor
Margaret O’Connor
Independent

Margaret was appointed an Independent Director of Chrysalis Investments in September 2021. She will serve on the Management Engagement and Renumeration Committees. She brings global experience of guiding boards through investments in disruptive technologies, including AI, big data, AR, and blockchain to this role.


Margaret has had a 30-year career building value in global technology companies across the US, Asia, Africa, and Europe. She has been instrumental in starting up two Mauritius domiciled, pan-African technology investment funds. During 2020, she moved to London and was appointed to Chair the Launch Africa Venture Fund 1 and Pay Today and to serve on the Investment Committee of Five35 Ventures.


Prior to this, she was a Silicon Valley VC-funded MarketingTech entrepreneur and a founding member of the MasterCard Asia Pacific management team in Singapore and the MasterCard Global New Technology Communications group in New York.


Margaret is a member of the Institute of Directors and a nominee for the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN.org). She earned her BA from Rutgers University and an Eagleton Institute of Politics fellowship. She studied International Relations at Princeton University before moving to Seoul, Korea in 1987.