Our Team

The Rockpool team consists of highly experienced private company investment specialists. Our investment experts focus on finding, researching and monitoring private companies. Our relationship team work with our investors to ensure that they have all the information they require to make an informed decision to invest.

Matt Taylor

Managing Partner

22 years working with private companies at 3i, Morgan Stanley, IKB Deutsche Industriebank and 11 years as a senior partner of Foresight.

Andrew Green

Head of Investment

Andrew joined Rockpool in 2011, shortly after the firm was founded. He previously worked in equity fund management at Aviva and Société Générale.

Andrew holds a degree in PPE from the University of Oxford.

Elizabeth Orbell

Head of Client Services

Over ten years in Client Services, including five years working with high-net worth investors and over five years working with senior marketing clients at blue chip companies.

Darran Green


Darran joined Rockpool in 2014, having previously worked for an overseas private equity investor and Terra Firma Capital Partners.

Darran has an MBA from the University of Cambridge and degrees in law and finance.

Guy Ellis


Guy joined Rockpool in 2018, having previously worked in private equity at Alcuin Capital and Goldman Sachs, and in management consulting at Deloitte.

Guy holds a BSc in industrial economics from the University of Nottingham.

Ben Hutchinson

Investment Director

Ben joined Rockpool in 2016 after working at BDO, RSM and Deloitte in transaction services, audit and corporate finance.

Ben holds a degree in business economics and finance from Loughborough University.

Guy Nieuwenhuys

Investment Manager

Guy joined Rockpool in 2017, having previously spent five years at PwC.

Guy is a chartered accountant with a degree in mathematics from the University of Bath.

Tom Coey

Investment Manager

Tom joined Rockpool in 2017, having worked for five years at Lloyds Banking group and LDC.

Tom is a qualified accountant with a degree in economics from the University of Nottingham.

Simon Collins

Investment Manager

Simon joined Rockpool in 2018 after seven years at RBS leveraged finance providing debt to support private equity transactions.

Simon holds a BA in Economics from Durham University.

Oliver Taylor

Investment Executive

Oliver joined Rockpool in 2019 from Swire Group’s London family office having previously trained as a chartered accountant at EY.

Oliver holds a degree in economics from the University of Liverpool.

William Beckett

Investment Executive

Will joined Rockpool in 2020 after four years at PwC in transaction services.

Will is a chartered accountant and holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Bristol.

Toby Hurdle

Investment Executive

Toby joined Rockpool in 2020 after two years at an investment firm focused on growth and venture investments.

Toby holds a MSc in applied and financial economics from the University of Nottingham.

Nick Shephard

Senior Relationship Director

Nick joined Rockpool in 2013. He has 14 years’ experience in private equity and fund management, including working with institutional and private investors at Invesco Asset Management.

Louise Taylor

Relationship Director

Six years’ experience in senior relationship management with HNW private clients and intermediaries.

Charles Taylor

Relationship Manager

Charles joined Rockpool in 2017, with experience in private equity sales to intermediary and private clients.

Charles has achieved the IMC and holds a BSc degree from the University of Reading.

Max Taylor

Relationship Manager

Four years’ experience in private equity, working with investors and intermediaries.

Scott Sheldon

Relationship Manager

Scott joined Rockpool in 2020, he has 3 years’ experience working with HNW investors in the UK and Middle East.

Scott is a CFA level II candidate and holds a degree in financial economics

Harry Godfrey

Relationship Executive

Harry joined Rockpool in 2021, with 2 years’ experience working with HNW property investors at Savills.

Harry is working towards his IMC.


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