People and teams

We have an experienced team of investment, portfolio and business development executives. 

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Alex Leigh

Technology ventures team

Alex is an investment executive in the technology venture investments team.

Carl Griffiths

Carl Griffiths

Technology ventures team

Carl manages our Wales Technology Seed Fund.  

Duncan Gray

Duncan Gray

Technology ventures team

Duncan is a deputy fund manager in our technology venture investments team.

Ed Snow

Ed Snow

Technology ventures team

Ed assists the technology ventures team with their investing in start-ups.

Philip Barnes

Philip Barnes

Technology ventures team

Philip is an investment executive in our technology venture investments team.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Technology ventures team

Richard specialises in equity investments for technology-rich companies.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Technology ventures team

Sarah is an investment executive specialising in seed investments for technology companies.  

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Simon Thelwall-Jones

Technology ventures team

Simon is our director of technology ventures.

Our micro loans team specialise working with small and micro businesses providing loans from £1,000 up to £50,000.

Our highly experienced investments team is based throughout Wales and works with a range of high-growth businesses and their advisers offering loans and equity from £50,000 up to £5 million. They can support growth, succession and acquisitions. 

Our loan portfolio team builds relationships with our customers to ensure our finance and investments help them to grow. 

Our equity portfolio team builds relationships with our customers to ensure our finance and investments help them to grow. 

Our technology ventures investment team focuses on innovative technology-based businesses from start-ups to early stage and established. They can provide both loans and equity depending on the business.   

Our technical team co-ordinate and manage activity for the Development Bank of Wales’ investment and portfolio teams. They also deal with all new finance enquiries and work closely with other funders and advisers to ensure Welsh businesses are aware of the support available.

Our property development team invest in commercial and residential development projects in Wales. 

Led by chief executive Giles Thorley, our executive and senior management team provide the investment strategy that drives real benefits to your business.

Our board of non-executive directors oversees the strategy and performance at the Development Bank of Wales, drawing on a wealth of regional and global business experience.