People and teams

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

Carl Griffiths

Carl Griffiths

Technology ventures team

Carl manages our Wales Technology Seed Fund.  

Colin Batten

Colin Batten

Technology ventures team

Colin is an assistant investment executive in the technology venture investments team.

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David Blake

Technology ventures team

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

Duncan Gray

Duncan Gray

Technology ventures team

Duncan is our technology venture investments director.

Ed Snow

Ed Snow

Technology ventures team

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

Jack Christopher

Jack Christopher

Technology ventures team

Jack is an assistant investment executive in our technology ventures investment team. 

mark bowman

Mark Bowman

Technology ventures team

Mark is a deputy fund manager in the technology venture investments team.

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Matthew Wilde

Technology ventures team

Matthew is an investment executive in the new investments team.

michael bakewell

Michael Bakewell

Technology ventures team

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

michael rees

Michael Rees

Technology ventures team

Michael is an assistant investment executive in the technology venture investments team.

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Oksana Medvid

Technology ventures team

Oksana is an investment support administrator in our technology ventures team.

Oliver Wheatley

Oliver Wheatley

Technology ventures team

Oliver is an investment executive in the 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 assistant investment executive specialising in seed investments for technology companies.  

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.