Mike Townend

Non-Executive Director

Appointed – November 2014

Mike has 20 years’ experience in all aspects of equity capital markets and the investment process and was also a key member of the senior relationship management programme at Lehman Brothers.

Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette with responsibility for building the bank’s business with hedge funds and alternative investors.

Mike has sourced, co-led or led numerous private and public transactions.

External appointments

Mike is Chief Investment Officer of IP Group, which he joined in 2007 as a Board Director and Head of Capital markets.

Mike is also responsible for the fund management and corporate finance activities of IP Group, through its regulated vehicle Top Technology Ventures.

Mike represents IP Group on the board of Parkwalk Advisors. Mike is also a Non-Executive Director