Category Archives: Events

Private Markets Dinner

Bailey Fisher’s Private Markets Dinner is a peer-to-peer forum for owner managed, privately owned, private equity backed and listed company leaders to meet for dinner and discussion on issues of relevance to their role. Dinners are hosted by Andrew Moore, Partner and Head of the Private Markets Practice.

Making the most of your board

Our guest speaker is Shirin Dehghan, who has led winning teams within start-up, SME and larger corporates. As Founder/CEO of Arieso, Shirin led the growth of the company to exit to JDSU in 2013. Shirin is now Chairwoman of Opensignal, and a Senior Partner at Frog Capital, the London based European VC focused on scale up stage companies.

Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO – UK Business Angels Association

Jenny has over 20 years’ experience facilitating SME access to investment in the UK & internationally.  At UKBAA she focuses on building the angel community around the UK, connecting investors to good deal flow and assisting entrepreneurs to attract investors. Jenny was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to small businesses.

Shaun Grady, Vice President – AstraZeneca

Shaun has global responsibility for Strategic Partnering & Business Development, dedicated to broadening AstraZeneca’s access to scientific innovation outside its own labs. His background includes ICI, Zeneca, and AstraZeneca in Corporate, Pharmaceuticals & US Legal departments, HR & Business Development. Major projects include the AstraZeneca merger, creation of Avecia & Syngenta, acquisition of Cambridge Antibody Technology, MedImmune & Amylin, and the spin out of Albireo.

Richard Baker, serial entrepreneur and adviser

Richard is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, board member and adviser to businesses at the cutting edge of technology, with extensive experience of growing businesses and leading teams to achieve their full potential. Richard led discussion around ‘Share options: how to incentivise your team’ alongside Neil Pearson, Partner at Mills & Reeve specialising in advising on share incentives for employees.