Investment Committee and Board

Andrew Mackintosh (board member)

Andrew is a board member for ACF Investors.

Dr Mackintosh has had a distinguished career in industry and investment as a former CEO of FTSE 250 listed Oxford Instruments before later leading the creation of the Royal Society Enterprise Fund, a pioneering initiative in bringing together scientific expertise and early-stage investment. He has beena board member of the Intellectual Property Office, a trustee of the Design Council and chairman of Sphere Fluidics, a high-growth biotechnology tools company. He is currently a board member of Thames Ventures VCT 2 plcand chair of the advisory board for the UK Innovation and Science Seed Fund.

He has a longstanding interest in enhancing the commercialisation and wider economic impact of UK research. From 2015 to 2021 he was a non-executive director of Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer organisation for the UK Ministry of Defence. In 2019 he led a Treasury project which resulted in the publication in April 2021of ‘The Mackintosh Report: Getting smarter: a strategy for knowledge & innovation assets in the public sector’ and the launch of the new Government Office for Technology Transfer, where he remains an advisory board member. Dr Mackintosh has a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge, is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics,  a Quondam Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge and a trustee of City, University of London.

The Investment Commitee is made up of 14 independent, experienced angel investors with either entrepreneurial or institutional investment backgrounds (or both). The Investment Committee is quorate at three members, but up to five could consider any single investment proposal.

The Board of ACF Investors includes Alliott Cole, Andrew Mackintosh, Marion Bernard and Vincent Neate.

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