Advisory Comittee

Meet The Advisory Committee

Angus Whiteley

Chief Executive Officer – Stafford Capital Partners

Angus is involved in relationship management, strategy formulation, and investment evaluation across Stafford Capital Partners. 

He previously spent 14 years working on direct investments in private equity and venture capital. Angus started his career with Thompson Clive Partners, a life sciences and technology venture capital firm with investments in Europe and the US. He then co-founded Solon Ventures, a UK venture capital firm.

Dr. Ray Carter

Principal Lecturer

Ray was a Principal Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at the University of North London (now London Metropolitan) and is the author of several titles related to procurement and contracting, including Practical Contract Management, Practical Procurement, and Contracting Business Models. Founder of DPSS Consultants, he has in excess of 30 years of experience delivering CIPS & IACCM accredited consultancy and training programmes internationally across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Creator of the Carter’s 10Cs model, Ray has significant expertise in subjects including Procurement, Commercial & Contract Management, and Supply Chain.

Paul Cooper

Career Advisor & Executive

Paul Cooper is a professional career advisor and executive search specialist with a proven record of facilitating senior executives’ career growth since 1996. He has an MBA and is a member of the Cranfield University Association of Manufacturing Managers and of the Institute of Personnel and Development. Paul’s extensive experience of the process, needs and motivations across the hiring journey has been driven by the poor-quality solutions available to individuals under career transition that he met. Paul’s practical bespoke solution for senior executives ensures they are positioned to excel in both the shorter and longer term. These bespoke solutions support leaders in controlling their careers, auditing their strengths, and identifying the lesser ones needing enhancement to give them the edge.

Philip McDowell

Non-executive Director – Various

An experienced Non-executive Director and part-time Executive Chairman who invests in good businesses and people, taking an active role in their growth and development. Philip has mainboard experience with a wide range of company sizes and ownership structures – family, private equity, and listed. Over a period of twenty years, Philip co-built through organic and acquisitive growth a £1m turnover family business to an LSE listed £100m+ revenue group which was sold in 1998 to Saint Gobain.

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