has long experience in the training of venture capital and private equity investment executives. After working in manufacturing industry he joined 3i where he established and managed the programme which trained many of those who went on to become leaders of British private equity firms. He subsequently became Head of Staff development at County NatWest. and then, for twelve years, was Director of Training for the British Venture Capital Association. He has devised and tutored training programmes for numerous UK and international venture capital and private equity related organisations.