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Philip Newborough

Chief Executive Officer

Philip Newborough, Chief Executive Officer

Philip is the Chief Executive Officer of Bridges, which he co-founded in 2002 alongside Michele Giddens and Sir Ronald Cohen.

Philip oversees Bridges’ investment activity across all its strategies and geographies. He chairs the Investment Committee and has overall responsibility for Bridges’ portfolio and exit strategy. He has personally led Bridges’ successful investments in The Gym Group, The Office Group, The Hoxton, Simply Switch and Viva Gym, among others.

As CEO, Philip also focuses on leading and developing Bridges’ internal team, and directing the firm’s strategic growth. He is also a regular speaker about investing for impact and the value of purpose in business.

Prior to Bridges, Philip managed two venture capital-backed businesses and a substantial pan-European business. He previously worked at Aiwa as Director and General Manager and was then appointed Managing Director of MWB Business Exchange Ltd, a serviced office provider.

Philip has a BA Honours in Economics from York University and is a qualified chartered accountant.