Simon Franks is the founder of Redbus Group. Simon serves on the board of (or advisor to), a number of early stage companies. Simon has won a number of awards for business, including the Sunday Times Fast Track award. In 2013 Simon was selected as one of the world's 100 top innovators by British Airways and was part of the "BA Ungrounded" flight for the 2013 G8 summit. Simon is also philanthropically and politically engaged, with a particular interest in issues pertaining to international development and separately, economic policy. Simon was an advisor to Ed Balls and the Labour Party on business, entrepreneurialism and innovation. Simon serves on the advisory board of the Labour campaign for International Development, the advisory board of Campaign Bootcamp, is International Chairman of the Lake Clinic in Cambodia and advisor to Tilganga Hospital in Kathmandu.
Lord Mendelsohn is a finance professional, entrepreneur and investor. As well as Chairman of Redbus, he is a Partner at Oakvale Capital LLP a corporate finance boutique advisory firm. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of Cogress and a Senior Adviser to Value Retail Plc and to Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.
After a successful career in investment banking Darren turned his focus to the creation of an personal investment office with a focus on Real Estate, Retail businesses and early stage companies. Darren serves on numerous boards including Reiss and Redbus Group.
Larry Chrisfield, a qualified Chartered Accountant for over 30 years, set up and headed the UK Entertainment & Media Group of Ernst & Young. He was a leading member of the Middleton Committee and holds several industry appointments in addition to his role as a Non-Executive Director of Redbus.
Dean Dorrell graduated from the University of Nottingham with a B.A. (Hons) in Economics in 1989. He subsequently held senior investment banking roles at Nomura, BNP Paribas and Greenwich Natwest. Dean is Non-Executive Director at a number of international businesses.
Alan Jacobs holds a number of non-executive directorships including Iceland Foods, Blue Inc., Reiss, Austin Reed and Zoggs International. Alan graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge. Following qualification as a lawyer with Slaughter and May he became an investment banker holding senior roles at Schroders and Citigroup before setting up his own advisory and investment business, Jacobs Capital in 2004.