Our Board

Kevin lomax

Kevin Lomax
Chairman

Kevin Lomax is an experienced entrepreneur, business leader and investor.

After gaining a BSc Honours degree from the University of Manchester, he was Managing Director first with a subsidiary of Hanson plc then with Wellman Incandescent Limited. He was a Director of The Central Manufacturing and Trading Group plc. He subsequently joined STC Plc as General Manager of a number of the divisions in its electronic components division.

Kevin was the founder of Misys in 1979, becoming non-executive CHairman in 1980 and Executive Chairman and CEO in 1985. Misys PLC floated on USM in 1987 and the main London Stock Exchange in 1989. In 1998 it became the first UK software company to enter the FTSE100 index. Kevin led the glboal banking and healthcare systems company through this major growth and development to some 6,500 employees in 126 countries, with a turnover of about £1bn and peak profits of more than £140m, before retiring from the board in 2006.

Kevin was a Senior Non-Executive Director of Marks & Spencer Group PLC and a Non-Executive Director of the Royal Opera House Trust.

He is currently Chairman and CEO of VoiceVault Inc and Chairman of Envestors, Sentenial Ltd, B2M Solutions and Ipsotek Ltd.

Oliver woolley

Oliver Woolley
CEO & Co-Founder

Oliver is CEO and Co-Founder of ENVESTORS Private Investor Network. Oliver sits on the Board of the UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) and sat on the Board of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) from 2006 to 2014. He is also a Member of Court at Imperial College (London). After completing a degree in Finance, Oliver decided not to become an accountant but instead raised equity and bank debt to start Woolleys Healthfoods. The business comprised three retail catering outlets in central London, three organic sausage shops and a factory in the south-east of England, which wholesaled to 200 establishments including Harrods. In 1997 he sold the business to Northern Foods and moved into early-stage investing. Oliver is a keen Chelsea supporter, an enthusiastic cyclist and enjoys cooking for his family (with varying levels of success).

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Scott haughton

Scott Haughton
COO & Co-Founder

Since co-founding ENVESTORS in 2004, Scott has led the investment of over £50m in over 100 high growth companies. Having gained his degree in Economics and Business and consequently an MBA, Scott spent 16 years working in senior sales and marketing roles for multi-national blue chip FMCG corporations, including Mars Confectionery and GlaxoSmithKline. Scott then left big corporate life to set up a unique, premium quality family leisure concept, personally securing funding totalling £680,000, which included venture capital backing, business angel investment, bank debt and a DTI Small Firms loan. Outside of work, he now spends most of his time either skiing in France, playing club cricket or actively watching Saracens Rugby Club.

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Nick taylor

Nick Taylor
CFO & Co-Founder

Educated at Uppingham School, Nick then took Articles and qualified with Price Waterhouse in London. He has held senior positions with private and public companies, including manufacturer Astell Scientific (Holdings) and listed City based property agent Baker Harris Saunders Plc. He co-founded the Sportscard Credit Card Company which was listed on AIM and later sold to the online bookmaker UK Betting plc, also an established private restaurant group and The London Distillery Company. Nick was a co-founder of Envestors in 2004. In his spare time, he enjoys food and drink, golf, and watching cricket/rugby.

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Penny avis

Penny Avis
Non-Executive Director

Penny is a former corporate finance partner and board member of Deloitte, with whom she still retains strong links as chair of the Former Partners Association. There she specialised in due diligence for corporate and private equity acquirers: public to private transactions, hostile takeovers, bid defence, equity and debt listings. She has been the lead partner on over fifty transactions and has experience across the consumer, retail, health and manufacturing business sectors. As well as being a qualified accountant and a member of the Deloitte Academy, Penny is also a volunteer mentor for Girls Out Loud, an organisation that seeks to empower and inspire teenage girls.

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Julian box

Julian Box
Non-Executive Director

Julian has over 25 years of experience helping organisations streamline operations through the innovative application of technology, including nearly a decade of delivering dynamic and agile virtualisation and cloud solutions.

Prior to Calligo, Julian founded and was Managing Director of VirtualizeIT Limited, a provider of virtualization technology, including server, storage and network virtualization. From its inception in 1995, VirtualizeIT won many UK & EMEA industry awards in recognition of its ability to deliver specialized consultancy services and complex virtualization projects.

In 2008 Julian co-founded Virtustream, an enterprise cloud service provider where as CTO he led the design and implementation of their industry leading private multi-tenanted Infrastructure as a Service offering.

Julian is also a Non-Executive Director and Trustee and Chair of the Education and Skills Technical Advisory Group for Digital Jersey Limited, an independent body that represents and promotes Jersey's digital industries.

Our Advisors

Martin rai

Martin Rai
Advisor & Investor

Martin was Co-founder and CFO of powwownow, as well as Co-founder of SCL (customer simulation). He is an active private investor with a special interest in helping startup/high-growth companies with their funding requirements and overall financial management.

Tony goodwin

Tony Goodwin
Advisor & Investor

Tony Goodwin is the Group CEO & Chairman of Antal International, a global management and executive recruitment company and one of the fastest growing business service organisations in emerging markets such as China, Eastern Europe and India. Antal now has more than 120 offices in over 30 countries around the world, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. Tony has won numerous awards including Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 at the London Loves Excellence Awards and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. Tony is an active investor and champion of enterprise.

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