In an exciting move, we’re pleased to announce the appointment of global corporate adviser, Myra Tabor to the Welsh ICE board!
Myra has spent four decades investing in and advising companies across the globe. This includes her current role as CEO of Cognis Capital, as an Advisor to the World Bank privatisation initiative in Zambia and heading up the Special Investments Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Welsh ICE CEO Gareth Jones said the announcements are part of efforts from the organisation to drive a spirit of ambition amongst small business in Wales, in a bid for the region to be recognised alongside the Northern Powerhouse or Shoreditch as having the right conditions to grow a successful business.
“Myra brings with her a wealth of expertise, experience and an enviable network of connections. In our first year, there were no significant fundraising rounds, but year on year we have seen continued growth, and that has raised ambitions for other members seeing peers achieve success in raising capital. As each generation matures, and there are more founders around to act as mentors, we will hopefully see business people in Wales tapping into these tools of success, leading to increased jobs, opportunities, and levels of aspiration across the region.”
Myra Tabor, a Chartered Accountant, born in Banwen, Neath has spent her entire professional career investing in and advising privately owned companies. Following an MBA from the London Business School, she worked with the nascent Venture Capital industry in London, investing in start-ups before joining the private equity group of Touch Ross’s Corporate Finance division, working both in London and Sydney. She then worked as an advisor to the World Bank privatisation initiative in Zambia, advising on management buy-outs through to public listings across a wide range of businesses.
For the last 20 years Myra has been back in the City, investing in alternative assets, heading up the Special Investments Group at the Royal Bank of Scotland and following the Group’s spin out from the bank in 2003, is the CEO of investment management firm Cognis Capital. Myra has also sat on the board of several investment funds including Star Capital Partners. She currently sits on US based Leverage Green Energy fund and the International Alumni Council of the London Business School.
Speaking of her appointment to the board of directors, Myra said:
“I am delighted to be joining Welsh ICE at this stage in its development with many exciting projects on the horizon. It is an absolute privilege to be involved in such a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment and the number of start-up businesses now involved speaks volumes for the ambitions of Welsh enterprise.”
We’re looking forward to working together, welcome to the ICE family, Myra!