Chris Kay (Chief Executive)
Chris Kay (Chief Executive) has managed the Chrysalis investment portfolio since April 2004. He was formerly with 3i plc and Elderstreet Private Equity plc. He has significant experience in the VCT sector and is currently Chairman of Downing I VCT plc, which at £80 million net assets is one of the largest VCT's.
Robert Wilson (Investment Director)
Robert Wilson (Investment Director) is responsible for making and monitoring investments. He is a chartered accountant. He was formerly with County Bank, Friends Ivory & Sime (now Livingbridge), 3i plc and Classic Fund Managers where he was closely involved in many of Chrysalis’ investment.
Valerie Jolliffe has spent ten years in corporate finance and corporate broking in the City, before moving into venture capital. Valerie worked at Elderstreet Private Equity with Chris Kay, and then moved to Bamboo Investments plc before co-founding her own company, Javelin Ventures, focusing on university spin-outs. Valerie is a non-executive director of a number of early-stage companies.
Emma Collins (Office Manager/PA to Directors
Emma Collins (Office Manager/PA) is involved in the day to day management and administration of the Chrysalis portfolio. Emma has extensive experience in office management, administration and customer relationship management.