Advisory Board 2015
FieldHouse Associates, headed up by Cordelia Meacher, works with high-growth mobile, tech, and digital companies – and VCs, angels and accelerators – to help businesses achieve their next stage of growth – be that funding, a product launch, or an exit.
Hakim joined the Northern Health Science Alliance in 2013 from PA Consulting Group where he previously focused on the integration of academia, clinical and business functions in the translational medicine field. In 2011 Hakim helped start the not-for-profit, Global Heart Network where he is a Director and Vice President.
Peter has over 20 years experience as a CEO leading private equity and angel backed technology companies in software, systems, telecoms and mobile industries. Before this he held senior roles in multinational technology businesses managing sales, marketing and R&D and did his first management buyout in 1993. He is now working with angel investors in the technology and biotech sectors as well as looking at the broader issue of how to develop tech enterprise in Greater Manchester.
Belinda co-founded Forgather, the thinking persons event company in 2010. Forgather’s mission is to build, develop and own event properties that enhance the lives of the participants. Forgather’s clients include Microsoft Ventures, Balderton Capital, Criteo and Peer 1. Belinda has a keen interest in organisations championing entrepreneurism and education: is retained by Young Enterprise and is an advisor to Founders4Schools.
Vishal is an investor and independent director in growing businesses with experience across the healthcare spectrum including venture deals in biotech, devices, diagnostics and digital health. He has had nearly 15 years of VC investing experience in EU & USA, and emerging market PE deals. Vishal is an advisor to the London Health Commission and on Major Awards Committee for Biomedical Catalyst Programme run by the MRC and TSB. He is a leading spokesperson and frequent public speaker on topics related to venture capital and emerging healthcare sectors e.g. Digital Health through the Digital Health Forum.
Full List of Advisors
Alex Van Someren
Kelsey Lynn Skinner
Nikki (Gunawardana) Brown