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Board Members

Lisa Greenhalgh :: Board Members :: MSIF :: Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa is a director and the Chief Executive Officer at MSIF.

She oversees the running of MSIF’s entire operation including its investment strategy and ongoing business strategy including raising new funds.

Andy Rigby :: Board Members :: MSIF :: Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Non Executive Chairman

Andy has been chair of MSIF since July 2010 and has a wealth of experience of investing in SMEs throughout the North West.

He was a founder member of the Manchester office transaction team of NatWest Ventures which covered the whole North West region.

Mark Basnett :: Board Members :: MSIF :: Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Non Executive Director

Mark has a wealth of experience of driving investment and enterprise in the Merseyside region.

A Guarantor Director for Liverpool LEP, Mark was formerly the Director of Investment at the Mersey Partnership which has now transitioned into the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (Liverpool LEP) where he is Executive Director for key Growth Sectors.

Roy Swainson :: Board Members :: MSIF :: Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Non Executive Director

Roy has been a Board Member since 1999 and is Chair of MSIF Partners Ltd.

A Guarantor Director for MSIF Partners, He began his career as an Assistant Solicitor in Southport and progressed through a number of senior Local Government, legal and managerial positions including the role of Director of Education for the City of Liverpool.

Brian McCann :: Board Members :: MSIF :: Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Non Executive Director

Brian McCann is an experienced Corporate Financier with vast experience advising SMEs.

Brian, a Guarantor Director for the Chamber of Commerce, advises on a whole range of matters including exit planning, buying and selling businesses, raising finance and MBOs/MBIs.

Elaine O'Donnell :: Board Members :: MSIF :: Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Non Executive Director

Elaine started her career at PWC before joining Ernst & Young in 1998. She became a partner there in 2005 until she left the company in 2012.

Elaine joined the MSIF board as a Non Executive Director in August 2016 and also holds to other NED positions with Games Workshop Group PLC and The Manufacturing Institute.