Elbow Beach Capital is pleased to announce that Andy Summerfield has been appointed as an Investment Director of the company with immediate effect. Andy, a founding member of EBC’s advisory board has significant expertise in go-to-market strategy and organisational transformation. In his new role, Andy will focus on investment decisions and value adds, as well as joining the boards of investee companies to provide commercial insight and accelerate growth.
With nearly three decades of experience at large PLCs at a senior level and more recently as the founder of his own telecommunications business, Andy has a wealth of understanding to support Elbow Beach Capital and its investees.
Commenting on his new position, Andy noted: “Having worked with JP previously and with the rest of the Elbow Beach team since the company’s foundation, I am delighted to take on this new challenge. For most of my career, I have worked with large, listed entities and I’m pleased I can now bring that experience to bear at purpose-driven start-ups.
“Brilliant climate technology ventures often don’t make it to market for lack of commercial acumen. This is not only a great shame for the founding team, but also for the economy and ultimately the environment. I know that EBC can add immediate, tangible and lasting value to impact start-ups, and I am excited to play my part in this.”