Henry Lloyd joined UK Government Investments in June 2015. Henry has spent over twenty-five years in European corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has worked in the UK investment banking teams at JPMorgan, CSFB and BZW where he started as a graduate trainee. Before joining ShEx, he worked as the European head of a small international corporate finance advisory firm based in New York.
He has advised clients on a large number of transactions in a variety of sectors and regions, advising both public and private companies on mergers-of-equals, minority and joint venture buy-outs, friendly and hostile acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs and debt restructuring. Since joining government, Henry has worked on the governance arrangements for Urenco and represented the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the board of The Insolvency Service. In 2016/17 he advised the Ministry of Defence on the establishment of a new Executive Agency for the delivery of the submarine programme. He currently heads up a joint unit in the MoD, comprising UKGI and MoD employees, which brings corporate finance and corporate governance expertise and best practices that are dedicated to Defence. In that capacity, Henry sits as a MoD appointed Non-Executive Director on Defence Equipment and Support which is responsible for the procurement and support of the military equipment programme.
Candida joined UK Government Investment in October 2017.
Candida was previously at HgCapital where she was an Operating Partner. Between 2001 – 2015 she worked at private equity fund LDC (where her roles included Chief Portfolio Offer and Chief Operating Officer), prior to which she worked at Elementis plc, 3i plc and as Director of Development at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Tom Cooper joined UK Government Investments in October 2017.
At UKGI, he has served on three Boards as HMG’s representative: Post Office, OneWeb; and EastWest Rail.
Prior to joining UKGI he was Global Co-Chairman of M&A at Deutsche Bank where he worked from 2009 – 2017. He started his career at KMPG and was at UBS Investment Bank for 21 years where his various roles included Head of European M&A.
Maddy joined UKGI in 2017. Prior to that, she was a Managing Director and Head of UK M&A at Credit Suisse. Maddy worked on a broad range of strategic advisory mandates through her investment banking career with a focus on cross-border M&A. Prior to her 10 years at Credit Suisse, she worked in Lehman Brothers’ UK Investment Banking team and before that was a corporate lawyer at Freshfields. Maddy was an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Finance at Cass Business School between 2013 and 2016. She holds a law degree from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Maddy is on secondment as Director General, Vaccines Taskforce at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Alex joined UK Government Investments (formerly the Shareholder Executive) in January 2010, and has worked on a variety of corporate finance and governance projects, including real estate and investment portfolio sales, government investments in the aerospace and steel sectors and inward M&A. He is a Non Executive Director of London & Continental Railways Limited and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, and runs UKGI’s NED Forum.
Prior to joining UKGI, Alex spent over ten years in corporate advisory and investment banking roles focused on the financial services sector, most recently in the FIG M&A Team at Jefferies in London. During this time, he advised on and managed a large number of UK and cross-border M&A transactions for UK, European and US clients, with a particular focus on the asset management sector.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert Razzell joined UKGI in September 2016. Prior to this, he was head of finance at the London Legacy Development Corporation, the body responsible for the Olympic Park and its legacy, having previously been head of finance at the Olympic Delivery Authority, the entity responsible for delivery of the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympics.
Before this Robert had spells working in central and local Government, having completed qualifications at PwC.
Chief Operating Officer
Susie joined in January 2019 as the Chief Operating Officer. Her role is to ensure that UKGI has effective management, optimal organisational design and the best talent to enable the delivery of an exceptional service. Prior to joining UKGI, Susie worked as Global Director of People and Culture at Hays Talent Solutions, where her role was to build and develop complex international teams, based on-site with clients and at global centres of excellence on every continent. Other roles with Hays included EMEA Sales Director and Head of African Recruitment. Prior to Hays, Susie worked for the Lloyds banking group
Holger joined UKGI in May 2018 and is Director of UKGI’s Financial Institutions Group. He has spent over 20 years advising UK and European financial institutions on a broad range of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and restructuring transactions. Before joining UKGI Holger was an investment banker at Moelis & Company for 8 years and previously at Morgan Stanley for 7 years having started his career at Credit Suisse.
Holger is a Non-Executive Director of Reclaim Fund Ltd and UK Asset Resolution Ltd.
Emily joined UKGI (formerly the Shareholder Executive) in June 2015. She has led the shareholder teams on Channel 4, UK Export Finance, the Nuclear Liabilities Fund and currently sits on the board of Ordnance Survey. Emily joined the Civil Service in August 2013 to launch and lead UKTI Education, a unit jointly established by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and UK Trade & Investment to help the UK education sector win business overseas, particularly in relation to high value opportunities. The unit helped UK education and training providers secure £1.5 billion of business in its first two years. Prior to this, Emily spent 13 years in corporate finance, most recently as a Director with Hawkpoint Partners (now Canaccord Genuity) focused on Media & Education. She has a broad range of M&A transaction and corporate advisory experience working for a range of UK and international private, public and charitable companies. Emily holds a PPE degree from Oriel College, Oxford.
Carolyn Battersby joined UK Government Investments (formerly the Shareholder Executive) in 2011. Carolyn has worked on a range of asset sales and governance projects in the transport, energy, defence and housing sectors. In 2023 Carolyn was appointed as a Ministry of Defence Non-Executive Director on the board of Defence, Equipment and Support. She previously sat on the board of National Highways.
Before working in government, Carolyn had a career in finance and strategy at Tesco, The Prince’s Trust, Permira and Schroders.