The judges of the 2019 Entrepreneurship Competition will be as follows:
Jonathan Adams (KC 1986, Economics)
Jonathan has been a Sector Portfolio Manager at Investec Asset Management since 2006; previously at Citigroup, he has over 17 years experience in asset management. Prior to that, he led European Wireless research at JPMorgan having worked in advisory roles in the telecommunications sector. Jonathan has also been an angel investor for many years, but more recently he has focussed his efforts on companies delivering social impact and is a founding member of the Clearly Social Angels Network, the UK’s largest impact investor group. In addition he is a member of the Admissions Panel of the Social Stock Exchange. Furthermore, Jonathan is a trustee of the Irene Taylor Trust, which promotes music in prisons to break the cycle of reoffending and a member of the Finance Committee of the Wates Foundation. He has an M.P.A from Princeton University where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
Mike Bate (KC 1991, Developmental Biology)
Fellow of King’s and Emeritus Professor of developmental biology in the University Department of Zoology. His research is concerned with the way in which the machinery underlying coordinated movement is genetically specified and assembled during embryonic development.
Megan Donaldson (KC 2015, Law)
Megan Donaldson holds a JRF in the History of International Law. She has interests in public and international law, and has written on changing modes of governance in and through international organizations, with a particular emphasis on how this affects the developing world. Her current research focuses on the history of secrecy and publicity in diplomatic relations from the late eighteenth to the twentieth century.
Tim Flack (KC 1995, Electrical Engineering)
Fellow of King’s and Senior Tutor; in the University he is a member of the Electrical Group in the Electrical Engineering Division and works particularly on electric machines and drives, and on numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields.
Hermann Hauser KBE (KC 1973, Physics)
An Honorary Fellow of King's, Hermann is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has been described as a "grandee of the British computing industry" (The Engineer, 11/03/2013). He has founded several companies including Acorn Computers (and a spin-out company ARM Holdings), Active Book Company, Virata, Net Products, NetChannel and Cambridge Network Ltd. In 1997 he co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners, an investment firm. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was awarded an Honorary CBE for ‘innovative service to the UK enterprise sector’ in 2001 and a KBE in 2016. Hermann was awarded an MA in Physics by Vienna University; he took his PhD in Physics at Cambridge and in addition holds honorary degrees from several institutions. From 2013 to 2016 he was a Development Board member.
Lorraine Headen (KC 2016)
Fellow and Director of Development. Formerly Senior Associate Director (Principal Gifts) at Cambridge University, and prior to that Lorraine worked in fundraising for a variety of institutions including both Kent and Durham universities.
Stuart Lyons CBE (KC 1962, Classics)
Fellow Commoner of King’s. Stuart has been a business leader in the consumer product, retail and service industries, and was awarded a CBE for services to the china industry. His public roles include chairmanship of the British Ceramic Confederation and the West Midlands Development Agency, and membership of the Monopolies & Mergers Commission. He has an honorary DLitt from Keele University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Wharton, USA. He chaired the King’s College Development Board from 2010-13.
Cam Middleton (KC 1988, Engineering)
Fellow of King’s and Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering; Director, Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology. His specialism is bridge engineering, particularly yield-line analysis and reliability analysis of bridges.
Gerard Mizrahi (KC 1970, Economics)
Managing partner and chief executive of Charles Street Securities Europe LLP, a private investment firm which he founded in 1984. The firm specialises in the financing of early stage growth companies and manages the CSS Alpha Fund. He has had an extensive career in investment banking and private equity investing and at the beginning of his career Gerard was employed by the Chase Manhattan Bank from 1973 to 1983 in the bank's international, institutional and investment banking departments.
Michael Proctor (KC 2013, Applied Mathematics)
Provost of King’s College since 2013, after 39 years as a Fellow of Trinity College, where he was successively Tutor, Dean and Vice-Master. After two years in the faculty of MIT in the mid-seventies, he returned to Cambridge in 1977 as a university lecturer. He is now the Professor of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His research is concerned with the generation and dynamics of magnetic fields in the sun and other astrophysical bodies.
Adrian Suggett (KC 1985, Electrical Sciences)
Co-founder and Director of Acano, which united previously incompatible audio, video and web technologies; it was bought by Cisco in late 2015. He was previously employed by Tandberg, a manufacturer of videoconferencing systems, which was also taken over by Cisco Systems. Since 2017 Adrian has been a business angel and invests in technology companies, some of which he also mentors.