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John O’Brien stands down as Chair of MSIF

After 6 years of diligent support for MSIF, John O’Brien has stepped down as Chair of MSIF.

The MSIF board wishes to thank John for his significant contribution since his appointment in 2017. John’s tenure saw the Group’s repositioning in the marketplace, including significant board and executive team recruitment. It also included the strategic alignment of the LCR Finance Hub and the relaunch of the LCR Angel Network, with funding support from the Combined Authority. Additionally, he was instrumental in winning the £20m Flexible Growth Fund and has overseen cornerstone investment into funds such as the Northwest Equity Fund as well as the Northwest Business Growth Loan Fund.

Neil Ashbridge will act as interim Chair. MSIF continues to operate as usual.