– Chairman of the Investment Committee
Peter Dicks has an extensive history of making venture capital investments over 40 years. He was a founder and director of one of the more successful venture capital funds in the UK, Abingworth (turning £3.8m into £95 million) which made early investments in Apple, Standard Micro Systems, 3COM, Silicon Graphics and in the UK, British Biotechnology, City Centre Restaurants and Cantab Pharmaceuticals. He is currently a director of a number of quoted and unquoted companies, including Graphite Enterprise Trust plc. In addition, he was the former chairman of Private Equity Investor plc until its recent acquisition by KHP 2 LP and he has been a director of Foresight VCT plc (formerly Foresight Technology VCT plc) since its launch in 1997 and is a director of Foresight 2 VCT plc, Foresight 3 VCT plc and Foresight 4 VCT plc. He is also chairman of Unicorn AIM VCT plc. He also has numerous connections with US Venture Capital Groups which were developed over many years.