Mike is the Chief Investment Officer at IP Group plc. He joined the IP Group's board as head of Capital Markets in 2007 from Lehman Brothers where he was Managing Director of European Equities and Head of Equity Sales to Hedge Funds. He has 20 years’ experience in equity capital markets and investment process and was also a key member of the senior relationship management programme at Lehman Brothers. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette with responsibility primarily for building the bank’s business with hedge funds and alternatives. Mike has sourced, co-led or led numerous private and public transactions. He is the IP Group representative on the boards of Modern Water plc, Evocutis plc and Revolymer plc. He is also a Non-executive Director of Green Urban Transport Ltd.