Richard Thompson

Before joining our technology venture investment team in 2008, I managed the pan-Wales University Spinout Programme. This programme helped Welsh Universities to start up and fund innovative businesses.

Prior to joining the Development Bank of Wales I was a senior consultant with the UK's leading construction sector consultants – BRE in Garston. 

I have also held a number of roles in research and development, commercialisation and manufacturing in Australia, the Netherlands and Wales.

I have a PhD in materials science and a BEng (Hons) in materials science and engineering both from the University of Bath.