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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

24 years working in fund management and company finance, including roles with Aviva Investors and SG Asset Management.

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

Investment Director

10 years in private equity, starting at Terra Firma Capital Partners before managing a UK portfolio for a private investor.

Anthony Francis

Investment Director

10 years’ corporate finance and private equity experience with Lloyds Development Capital and Ernst & Young, followed by three years as a finance director of a high growth business.

Richard Morrison

Investment Manager

Two years in corporate finance with Lincoln International and three years at PwC in the Banking and Capital Markets audit practice.

Ben Hutchinson

Investment Manager

Eight years in private equity and professional services, including roles at BDO, RSM and Deloitte.

Guy Ellis

Investment Manager

Five years in private equity with Goldman Sachs and Alcuin Capital Partners, as well as previous positions in management consulting.

Guy Nieuwenhuys

Investment Manager

Six years in private equity, transaction services and assurance roles, including a role at PwC.

Martin van Diggelen

Investment Executive

Four years in transaction services and audit at KPMG in South Africa and London, as well as two years as a Financial Manager of a tech business.

Tom Coey

Investment Executive

Five years in banking and private equity at Lloyds Banking Group and LDC and experience in completing M&A transactions.

Simon Collins

Investment Executive

Over six years in private equity, having previously worked in Leveraged Finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland, supporting UK and Western European mid-market MBOs.

Nick Shephard

Senior Relationship Director

12 years’ experience in fund management and private equity, including working with institutional and private investors at Invesco Asset Management.

Louise Taylor

Relationship Director

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

Alexander Stephens

Relationship Manager

Four years’ experience in private equity, working closely alongside investors and intermediary partners.

Joe Armstrong

Relationship Manager

Over seven years’ experience in financial services and private equity, working closely with private investors and intermediary clients to help them invest in private companies.

Charles Taylor

Relationship Executive

Three years’ experience in private equity sales to intermediary and private clients.

Caspar Eccles-Williams

Relationship Executive

Two years’ experience in private equity and as an inter-dealer on the stock market.


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