New Board members appointed

New Board members appointed

23 Aug 2012

Business Secretary Vince Cable has today announced the appointment of two new Members and the reappointment of three Members to the Governing Board of the Technology Strategy Board.

The newly-appointed board members are Doug Richard and Hazel Moore, who will serve on the Board up to 30 June 2015. The reappointed board members are Sir Christopher Snowden, Sara Murray and Stewart Davies who will serve for a further period of three years, also up to 30 June 2015.

Doug Richard is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years' experience in the development and leadership of technology and software ventures, Doug featured in the first two TV series of Dragons’ Den. He is an active angel investor, the Founder of School for Startups – was Chairman of the Conservative Party Small Business Task Force, is non-executive director of BrightPearl Software. Between 1996 and 2000 Doug was President and CEO of Micrografx, a US publicly quoted software company. Prior to that he also founded and subsequently sold two other companies: Visual Software and ITAL Computers.

Doug holds a BA in Psychology from University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor at the school of Law, University of California at Los Angeles. In 2006 Doug was the first American to receive The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion, in 2007 he became a fellow of the RSA. In 2009 Doug received an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Essex for his contribution to entrepreneurship education. In 2010 Doug was awarded Enterprise Educator of the Year. In 2010 and 2011 he was a guest lecturer on Entrepreneurship at Cambridge University for the Nanotech Masters and PHD programme

Hazel Moore is the chairman of FirstCapital, a technology-specialist investment bank which she co-founded in 1999. Her experience spans advising technology companies on venture capital and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising family offices, institutional and strategic investors on investments and portfolio strategies.

Hazel is on the Investment Advisory Panel for the North West Fund, a £170m evergreen investment fund focused on small and medium sized enterprises in the North West of England, financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the European Investment Bank.

Previously Hazel was based in Hong Kong and London for W.I. Carr, a leading Asian institutional stockbroker. Hazel began her career with GEC Marconi. She has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

View the full list of Governing Board Members and their biographies here

View the BIS press release here

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Last updated on Thursday 23 August 2012 at 12:11

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