Oliver joined Bridges in 2014 attracted by its impact focus. He has extensive experience in working with high-growth companies, both as a lender and investor. Oliver leads the investment activities of the Sustainable Growth team, identifying and managing investments in high-growth entrepreneurial businesses that contribute to sustainable solutions for many of the major challenges faced by our society and planet.
Having worked at both HSBC and BZW (Barclays), Oliver joined Rabobank in 1996, establishing their London acquisition finance business. He then joined Langholm, a specialist investor in the consumer sector (backed by Unilever and Rabobank), where he became a Partner. During his 12 years at Langholm he was a board director on all of the fund’s UK companies such as Just Retirement, and led investments in Dorset Cereals, Tyrrells Crisps, Bart Ingredients and Purity Soft Drinks. At Bridges, he has led a number of investments including World of Books, Wholebake and Vegetarian Express.
Oliver has a BSc in Economics from Reading University.