Adam is a the Chair of Thames Valley Tech, Chair of Arctic Shores and Venture Partner at Notion Capital.
Umerah is Head of ELITE UK, London Stock Exchange Group’s platform and market for private companies, focused on scaling the business in partnership with networks and entities across the globe that are equally passionate about helping growing businesses achieve their potential.
Georgia Lindsay is a communications specialist, with a decade of experience in advertising.
Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne is a chef and entrepreneur
Sahar Hashemi OBE
A former lawyer, Sahar Hashemi founded Coffee Republic, the UK's first US style coffee bar chain with her brother and built it into one of the UK's most recognised high street brands with 110 bars and a turnover of £30m.
Dr. Thomas Hellmann
Dr. Thomas Hellmann is the DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford
Head of EMEA for SVB UK and president of the UK Branch.
Charlotte is Head of Corporate Engagement, EMEA at Goldman Sachs. She oversees the 10,000 Small Businesses programme in the UK as well as the Office of Corporate Engagement which leads the firm’s impact investing and philanthropic work.
Cate joined BGF in 2012 to set up the Talent Network. Her role today is to oversee a national team, dedicated to continuously building and developing BGF’s external network of Board Directors.
Dr Andy Richards CBE
Andy is an entrepreneur and investor with an established track record in founding and scaling up innovative Life-science, Biotechnology and Digital Health companies in the UK.
Our committee members
Founder, Genius FoodsView Linkedin Profile
Sherry Coutu CBE
Author of the Scale-up Report and Executive Chair of Founders4SchoolsView Linkedin Profile
Non-Executive Director, variousView Linkedin Profile
Founder, Icebreaker OneView Linkedin Profile
Dr. Thomas Hellmann
DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saïd School of Business, University of OxfordView Linkedin Profile
Deputy Director, Strategy, Innovate UKView Linkedin Profile
People, Talent & Leadership Committees
Breakthrough Performance Consultant, InsigniamView Linkedin Profile
Co-Founder, The Education FoundationView Linkedin Profile
Chair of the ScaleUp InstituteView Linkedin Profile
Executive Director, Goldman SachsView Linkedin Profile
CEO, Chartered ABSView Linkedin Profile
General Manager, VistageView Linkedin Profile
Head of LifeSkills, BarclaysView Linkedin Profile
Peer to Peer Executive, ScaleUp InstituteView Linkedin Profile
Head of Business Marketing, The British LibraryView Linkedin Profile
Managing Director, Commercial Finance at UK FinanceView Linkedin Profile
Professor Eleanor Shaw
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of StrathclydeView Linkedin Profile
Director and Associate Professor of Enterprise, Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, University of LeedsView Linkedin Profile
Dr Fiona Whitehurst
Senior Lecturer in Management and Director of Impact, Newcastle University Business SchoolView Linkedin Profile
Head of Talent Network, BGFView Linkedin Profile
Chief of Strategy & Communications, Careers & Enterprise CompanyView Linkedin Profile
Deputy Director, Business Growth, Innovate UKView Linkedin Profile
Principal, Milton Keynes College and South Central Institute of TechnologyView Linkedin Profile
Access to Markets Committee
Vertical Head of International, Business Banking, BarclaysView Linkedin Profile
Head of North America and Global Networks, Innovate UKView Linkedin Profile
Head of New Technology & Startup Research, NestaView Linkedin Profile
MD, Automotive & Manufacturing, Large Corporate & Sectors, RBSView Linkedin Profile
Director of Business Growth, The Growth CompanyView Linkedin Profile
Managing Director, Santander UKView Linkedin Profile
CEO, Sharing in Growth UK Ltd.View Linkedin Profile
Partner, Bird & BirdView Linkedin Profile
CEO, Digital CatapultView Linkedin Profile
Director of Government Relations, SageView Linkedin Profile
Global CEO, Informed SolutionsView Linkedin Profile
Business Finance & Scale Up Lead, Lancashire County CouncilView Linkedin Profile
Finance and Risk Committee
CEO, BioIndustry AssociationView Linkedin Profile
Director, BVA-BDRCView Linkedin Profile
Head of Investments, Creative EnglandView Linkedin Profile
Founder & CEO, RockspringView Linkedin Profile
Non-Executive Director, Quoted Companies AllianceView Linkedin Profile
Partner, Smith & WilliamsonView Linkedin Profile
CEO, finnCapView Linkedin Profile
Head of AIM, London Stock ExchangeView Linkedin Profile
Partner, Angel CoFundView Linkedin Profile
Head of Research & Consultancy, BeauhurstView Linkedin Profile
The ScaleUp Institute is a private sector, not-for-profit company focused on making the UK the best place in the world to scale up a business.
We are governed by our Main Board which comprises independent directors and directors from the membership as well as the CEO. Day to day operational management is delegated to the CEO.
Main board meetings are held quarterly and our advisory council, comprised of all supporters, meets twice a year. To ensure a strong governance a number of main board sub committees have been established. These include:
- Nomination and remuneration committee
- Audit and Risk committee
- Evidence Committee
- Thematic Committees covering the core areas of need for scaleups