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Lisa Greenhalgh, Chief Executive Officer at MSIF

Posted by Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce

Fri 21st, Sep

Introduce yourself – name, where do you sit in the business, and what does the business do?

My name is Lisa Greenhalgh and I am the Chief Executive Officer at MSIF. I oversee the running of MSIF’s entire operation including its investment and ongoing business strategy. We specialise in providing loan and equity investments to businesses within the Liverpool City Region, the North West and North Wales.

What changed would you like to see to improve or develop your sector?

I would like to see (and help) bridge the gap in Angel Investment opportunities for businesses in the Liverpool City Region. Earlier this year, alongside Brabners and Grant Thornton, we founded the LCR Angel Network. After finding out that 69% of investors choose to invest within their own region, we knew it was important to create and, grow a network that brings SMEs and business investor’s in-front of each other.

What does a typical working day look like?

I get up at 5.30am to fit in a workout before the day starts. Every Monday morning we have a team meeting to highlight opportunities, work in progress and what networking we are attending throughout the week.  I also sit on the Investment Panel for MSIF so a review of investment papers happens most days. 

Outside of the day job, I am the Deputy Chair of Governors and Chair of Audit for Edge Hill University and Chair of Governors at Churchtown Primary School. Every day is pretty fast-paced and busy, with no two days alike. Most evenings I will get home about 8.30-9.30pm and unwind for the night ready for the next day ahead.

Where would we find you on your day off?

Most people would say that I am most likely to be on the golf course improving my handicap of 11! But in reality that’s not true even though I should go to the practice ground more… I have recently started singing lessons so I like to practice when I have the house to myself on a day off.

What is the best advice you have been given in your career?

Best advice I have been given is trust your instincts.  Its likely to be spot on..

Why choose Liverpool City Region?

There is some amazing talent within the Liverpool City Region and many fantastic businesses that contribute a real buzz to the city!  I want to continue to support as many businesses as possible through loan or equity investment, the MSIF Finance Hub or the Angel Network.

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