Speakers

Mark Dunne

Mark Dunne, Growth Companies Reporter - SHARES

10.30

Mark Dunne is the editor of Shares' quarterly supplement Shares Spotlight on Growth & Innovation and has written for the magazine since 2012, specialising in financial services and pharmaceuticals. He has covered growth companies, the capital markets and acquisitive businesses for the past 15 years. 

Dr Satu Vainikka

Dr Satu Vainikka, CEO - Valirx (VAL)

10.45

Dr Satu Vainikka, PhD, MBA has been the CEO of Valirx plc since listing on AIM in 2006.  With a strong background in biotechnology, technology commercialisation, financing and management.  Dr. Vainikka trained at the Universities of Oulu and Helsinki, Finland, and holds a PhD in molecular biology.

 

After post-doctoral research with a prestigious EMBO fellowship at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK), she worked with a number of biotechnology companies prior to founding Valirx.  She has an MBA from Imperial College Business School, London.

 

Dan Coatsworth

Dan Coatsworth, Editor - SHARES

11.00

Daniel Coatsworth is the editor at Shares and has written for the publication since 2005 where he's become one of the best known writers on the mining industry. He previously wrote for Teletext's finance and money pages and many of the UK's leading personal finance trade magazines.

Andrew Newland

Andrew Newland, CEO - ANGLE (AGL)

11.15

Andrew Newland is the founder and Chief Executive of ANGLE plc.

 

Andrew has an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Cambridge, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Andrew has co-founded and led eleven technology companies in partnership with world class research organisations, both in the UK and the US.

 

Andrew was a founder of ANGLE’s Parsortix non-invasive cancer diagnostics and has lead ANGLE’s team building this business since 2005.

Susan Robertson

Susan Robertson, CFO - Velocys (VLS)

11.45

A commercially focussed Finance Director, Susan Robertson came to Velocys from the BOC Group where she helped to set up and served as VP and CFO of Japan Air Gases, a JV between The BOC Group and Air Liquide. Prior to that, she held finance positions with BOC in Japan, the UK and globally, as well as strategic and business development roles in the UK. Susan has an honours degree in economics from Cambridge University and is a chartered accountant.

Harry Berry

Harry Berry, Non-Executive Director - Cyan Technology (CYAN)

12.00

Harry joined the Board of Cyan as a Non-Executive Director in May 2014 with over 30 years’ experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. He is also a European Partner with New Venture Partners and Chairman of New Anglia Capital and the Eastern Enterprise Hub. Harry started his career with BT, co-creating BT Brightstar and in recent years was an Independent Director on the Board of Subex Azure headquartered in Bangalore (India) with operations in the UK, US, Singapore, Dubai and Australia.

Richard Wolanski

Richard Wolanski, Finance Director - Avation (AVAP)

12.15

Richard Wolanski, B.Com, ACA, is a Chartered Accountant and his qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Mr Wolanski has extensive professional experience in both Australia and international finance industries. He has provided corporate, strategic and financial advisory assistance to public companies in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Geoff Miller

Geoff Miller, CEO - GLI Finance (GLIF)

12.30

Geoff spent twenty years in the UK financial services industry, as an analyst and as a fund manager, focused within the Non-Bank Financials sector. As an analyst he led the number one-rated UK small and mid-cap Financials team, and as a fund manager ran the largest listed Financials fund in London. Reflecting the strategic involvement of GLI within the development of each of its platforms and GLI's position in every case as the principal capital provider, Geoff sits on the Boards of each of the platform companies.

Steven Frazer

Steven Frazer, Technology Reporter - SHARES

14.15

Steven Frazer is Shares Magazine's online editor and technology writer, covering all the big tech themes from big data to mobile, microprocessors to new energy, with an investment slant. He's been writing about technology, business, investment and markets for 15 years and his off-diary stories, deeper think features and daily Tweets often move share prices. Steven is also Shares' Spurs obsessive, Ska junkie and Scuba funster. Find him at the Shares Magazine website (www.sharesmagazine.co.uk) or tweeting at @SharesMagSteve 

Elizabeth Gooch

Elizabeth Gooch, CEO - eg solutions (EGS)

14.30

Elizabeth Gooch pioneered the introduction of production management methodologies into the service sector and used these techniques as the basis for achieving improvements in customer service and guaranteed cost reduction for clients.

 

As a recognised leading British IT entrepreneur, she designed and launched the eg operational intelligence(r) software suite to deliver sustainable benefits.

 

eg solutions pioneered the back office optimisation market, now worth approximately $3bn and eg's software is now recognised as the most complete purpose built back office optimisation suite in the world.