Antony Ross

Senior Advisor

Antony Ross is a Senior Advisor at Bridges, having founded Bridges’ activities in Social Outcomes Contracts as well as establishing Bridges Evergreen Holdings. He chairs the Investment Committee for these strategies and is also a Trustee for the Bridges Impact Foundation.

Antony has over 20 years of private equity and venture capital investment experience in a wide range of businesses, from early-stage development opportunities to later-stage management buy-outs. He joined 3i in 1988 and led a number of successful MBO investments before managing 3i’s Newcastle office in 1995. He then managed 3i’s Cambridge office before leading 3i’s healthcare team, which invested in medical technology and biotechnology businesses across Europe.

Antony lectures on social enterprise and financing entrepreneurial business at London Business School. He was a founder Director of the North East-based seed fund NorthStar Ventures, and is now a Trustee of the NorthStar Foundation; he was previously a director of two other early stage technology spin-out funds. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University and has an MBA from London Business School.

Antony was awarded an OBE for services to social enterprise and social investment in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours.