Peter Harkness (Chairman)
Peter Harkness is a media entrepreneur who has worked closely with institutional investors for over 30 years. He is co-founder and chairman of the specialist publishing and e-commerce business MyTime Media Holdings which is an investment of Chrysalis VCT plc. He is also chairman of the travel publisher, Ink, which produces more than a quarter of the world's in-flight media, and is a non-executive director of the AIM-listed global data provider, Progressive Digital Media PLC. Peter is vice-chairman of The Cheltenham Trust which manage's a portfolio of cultural and leisure venues in Cheltenham, including the iconic Town Hall, the historic Pump Rooms and The Wilson, Cheltenham's art gallery. He has been a Director of Chrysalis VCT plc since April 2005 and Chairman since September 2008.
Julie Baddeley (Non-Executive Director)
Julie Baddeley is Chairman of Harvey Nash Group plc, and of Sustain, a privately owned carbon reduction company, and is a non-executive director of AIM-listed data analytics business Ebiquity plc. She has been a director of Greggs plc, the BOC Group, Camelot Group plc, Spice plc, the Yorkshire Building Society and executive director of the Woolwich where she was responsible for e-commerce and information technology. Earlier in her career she was partner in charge of a substantial part of Accenture’s change management practice in Europe and was managing director of Sema Group plc’s consulting group in the UK. She has been a Director of Chrysalis VCT plc since October 2000.
Dr. Martin Knight (Non-Executive Director)
Martin has been a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Chrysalis VCT since October 2008. He is a graduate of and has a doctorate from Oxford University and is a Fellow of Imperial College, of which he was a Governor and Council member for 18 years until November 2010. Currently, he is also Chairman of LMS Capital plc and Frontier Smart Technologies Group Ltd, both of which are quoted on the London Stock Exchange. He is also Chairman of Cambridge Mechatronics Ltd, a private company in which Chrysalis has a small shareholding. Previously he was Chairman of Touchstone Innovations, the publicly quoted early stage investment company, for ten years until August 2016. He started his career at the investment bank, Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited, of which he became a Director in 1982.