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The Investment Management Team

With over 35 years of combined experience in venture capital investments and the waste industry, Iona Capitalís investment management team are your first point of contact for industry expertise and investment advice.

We have set up a team who have the expertise to evaluate and advise on the best investment opportunities this sector presents. The strong industry knowledge within our team is augmented through the partnerships we have formed that extend from our investment base, which embraces many of the industry key players within the SME market, to the broader advisor community. Utilising this knowledge base our approach is to help shape the investments through proactively advising at an early stage in the project inception how to optimise investor returns. The typical form of our support will include financial structuring, procurement and general commercial advice. We will also provide strategic sector advice to both our investor and investment base.

Mike has held various senior positions within the waste management and renewable sector over the last 15 years. Read More +His most recent role was as Managing Director of Shanks PFI Investments and Chairman of EWLA Limited, which operates the largest MBT Facility in the UK. Michael is experienced in government procurement processes and long term contracting within the renewable sector. He was previously the partner responsible for PFI infrastructure advisory services at PKF and has held senior roles within the Veoila Group. Michael currently has various non-executive directorships within the sector, including London Waste Limited and Oaktech Limited, a company specialising in AD. He has a Masters Degree in Finance from the London Business School.

John is the independent Chairman of the investment committee established by the Company to oversee all investment decisions. Read More +John is a qualified FCA and served as Financial Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Veolia Environmental Services (previously Onyx Environmental Group) since its establishment in the UK in 1990.

Nick joined Electra Partners in 1993 after several years in investment analysis and fund management. Read More +From 2001 onwards Nick was part of the Electra team investing in smaller company transactions and the launch of a number of VCTs under the Electra Kingsway brand. Nick has a broad range of investment experience having sat on a number of investee company boards and sits on the Companyís investment committee. Nick is an economics graduate of Nottingham University and holds associate examinations from the Institute of Investment Management and Research.

Phil has over fifteen years of experience in the in the waste management industry working for local authorities, the private sector and as a consultant assisting both public and private clients on matters of waste management, contract establishment and contract management. Read More +His most recent role is the Managing Director of Kinetic Consultancy Solutions. Philís previous roles include Project Director for two major waste management investment contracts namely; the Integrated waste collection and disposal contract for the London Borough of Southwark and the waste treatment contract for Cumbria County Council. Phil also works for Defra advising local authorities on commercial issues relating to waste infrastructure PFI including advising on funder issues relating to infrastructure development. Other recent project highlights include on-going project director role for the procurement of waste infrastructure to manage approximately 1million tonnes of municipal waste for the North London Waste Authority, and tender preparation for private sector organisations.

Colin is a qualified accountant with a broad CFO-level of international financial and commercial experience. Read More +Business sectors include: major capital-intensive businesses requiring asset management ; business process outsourcing; commodity and capital market trading; MoD; NHS. Over the last twenty years he has held senior positions at Transport For London, Amey plc and ENI spa.

Hilda is a qualified accountant with 11 years of hands-on senior finance experience. She joined Iona Capital in September 2013. Read More +Hilda holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of New South Wales and has an extensive practical knowledge at fund and corporate level.

Tamlyn is the Assistant Accountant at Iona Capital. She began her career as a trainee accountant at Sappi Paper and Pulp in South Africa. Read More +Since living in the UK has worked in fund accounting at Close Investments and Patron Capital before joining Iona. Tamlyn holds a BCom degree in Accountancy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Julia is responsible for providing financial modelling support within Iona Capital. She is experienced in C++, Matlab, VBA and HTML. Read More +She is also responsible for tracking environmental sector activity and developments and undertaking research activities. Julia has a Masters degree in Chemistry from Oxford University. Julia's first language is Russian, she is fluent in English and can speak German.


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