Senior Management Team

Davide Ferrara - Managing Partner

 Recognised as a tenacious leader with a flair for both efficiency and thought leadership, Davide gained his early financial experience in banking and derivatives trading, and then achieved considerable success in the venture capital world. He has spent the last 20 years advising clients on business strategy and technology adoption. As a Partner in CSC’s Banking & Capital Markets area he oversaw numerous technology-driven innovations and client engagements, building on his deep practical understanding of how to use technology to add value. He has established several strategic technology partnerships and advises a number of FinTechs. He holds several degrees, the last being an MSc in Finance from London Business School. He grew up in Europe, the US and Hong Kong, and has travelled widely and worked in each of these geographies.    

Calum Chace - Senior Partner & Chair of the Advisory Board

Calum is a best-selling writer and a respected authority on artificial intelligence. With a focus on the medium and

long-term impact of AI on society and economic systems, his non-fiction books -- "The Economic Singularity" and "Surviving" -- are helping to set the context for much of the current discussion in this field. He is also the author

of Pandora's Brain, a techno-thriller about the first super-intelligence. With a 30-year career in journalism and

business, with hands-on roles in a variety of sectors, he maintains his interest in business by advising a selection

of growing companies. Having also co-written "The Internet Startup Bible", a business best-seller published by

Random House, he is ideally placed to identify and advise on companies in the AI and robotics space. With a

degree in philosophy (PPE) from Oxford University, Calum heads up Macrina's Advisory Board, which works with

Macrina's management in both strategic decisions as well as specific investment selections.

George Elia - Senior Partner

George has worked in capital markets for many years, providing services to some of the world's largest financial

institutions, such as HSBC, RBS and LBG. Working in transformation, operations and technology has given him

valuable insights into how technology is shaping the future of finance and economic endeavour. His experience

with investments, and the operational integration of new technology has given him a very strong practical

understanding of what it takes to be a winning company in today's markets. With a degree in electronic and

electrical engineering, George has a keen interest in the development of artificial intelligence and robotics, and how they will shape our future.

The Advisory Board

Dr Daniel J. Hulme

Daniel is a respected and well known authority in the AI space, with a Masters and Doctorate in AI from UCL. He is the CEO of Satalia, a company providing unique AI technology to solve industry's most challenging problems. Daniel holds the post of Director of Business Analytics MSc at UCL and is a founding member of the IMPACT team at UCL. He is a Visiting Fellow of the Big Innovation Centre, holds an international Kauffman Global Entrepreneur Scholarship and is a serial presenter at TED Talks on AI and related areas, as well as being an advisor to the UK’s Home Office.  

Ian Merricks

Ian is Managing Partner at White Horse Capital, Founder and Chair of The Accelerator Network and an Investor at Communication Partners. As a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits, Ian is also an Advisory Board Member for the Cabinet Office’s Social Incubator Fund, on the Advisory Council for Dell’s Centre for Entrepreneurs as well as having participated in or directly advised several governments and companies. He writes a monthly column to an audience of 300,000 for Startups.co.uk, as well as acts as a judge and panel expert for several organisations. Management Today voted Ian as #32 in the Top 50 business commentators to follow on Twitter.  

Charles Radclyffe

Charles is the Senior Innovation Specialist at Deutsche Bank Labs, heading up emerging technology programmes. He is also a Visiting Industrial Fellow at the University of Bristol, supporting world-class Quantum Computing and Quantum Technologies research as part of the National Quantum Technology Programme. As a serial entrepreneur Charles has created and sold three businesses to date, as well as being a Founding Member & Mentor at Level39. With a Law degree from Cambridge, he is also an Associate Partner at Elixirr, a specialist AI and technology advisory company. Charles is also an experienced public speaker on topics relating to Quantum Computing, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence speaking at TED Talks and several other international conferences.  

Keith Saxton

Keith is an experienced executive leader with deep understanding of the Financial Services industry and the role that technology plays in developing and executing business strategy. He is an expert in how business risk can be changed and managed by technology and understands the risk and impact of emerging technology - a combination providing a unique perspective.  As an Independent Director & Advisor Keith engages with multiple organisations, from new entrants to large established players, helping with business strategy, technology imperatives, FinTech initiatives, and risk management. He holds numerous non-executive Advisory Board positions, helping firms leverage emerging technology for business impact and to address regulatory issues. Previously he was Director Financial Services IBM Research and held a number of industry focused leadership positions at a country, regional and global level. Before IBM Keith worked in the Financial Markets in the executive management of the front office of various major global banks covering trading, sales, capital markets, risk, and long term strategic business planning.  

Additional Members

MIM is currently in discussions with several other key potential members of the Advisory Board and will shortly be making further announcements in this respect, in line with the establishment of the Macrina One Fund.