Professor Anthony Cheetham FRS (Chair) is the Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. He is a founder and former General Partner of NGEN Enabling Technologies Fund and was the Science Advisor to the Board of Unilever.


Adrian Beecroft is Chairman of Dawn Capital, the London based venture firm, former chief investment officer at Apax Partners, former chairman of the British Venture Capital Association and founder of the Beecroft Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Oxford University.


Stephen Brooke is co-founder and Managing Partner of Swarraton Partners. Prior to founding Swarraton, he worked at IP Group plc, where he was Director of Business Development and on the company's main board.


Anne Glover is co-founder and chief executive of Amadeus Capital Partners. She is a past Chairman of the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and is currently a non-executive director of the UK government's Technology Strategy Board.


Professor Sir Richard Friend FRS is Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge. He is widely recognised for his scientific contributions to the field of plastic electronics. He is co-founder of Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., Plastic Logic and Eight19.


The Royal Society Enterprise Fund is managed by Dr Andrew Mackintosh, Chief Executive, who is supported by Mr Kalim Rahim. Dr Andrew Mackintosh also sits on the Board.

Dr Andrew Mackintosh joined the Royal Society as founding Chief Executive of the new Royal Society Enterprise Fund in February 2008. Andrew has over 20 years of commercial and general management experience in publicly and privately owned high-technology businesses, including spin-out companies from both Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Andrew has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge, is a former Royal Society Research Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and of the Institute of Physics and has served on numerous national and regional committees concerned with technical innovation and competitiveness. He currently sits on the boards of several early-stage companies. He speaks fluent French and conversational Japanese.

Kalim Rahim is an Investment Analyst at the Royal Society Enterprise Fund, responsible for origination, analysis, structuring, execution, and monitoring of investments. Prior to joining the Royal Society Enterprise Fund, Kalim was an Analyst at Macquarie Capital Advisers where he focused on private equity transactions. He holds a BSc in Physics with Business and Management from the University of Manchester.

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