Executive Director

Derek Lew has advised, started and invested in technology companies for over 20 years. An active member of the technology community in Vancouver, he is President and CEO of venture capital fund manager GrowthWorks Capital Ltd and past-Chair of Innovate BC (formerly the British Columbia Innovation Council), the crown Agency of the Province of British Columbia mandated to accelerate technology commercialisation. Derek is a Partner with Initio Group, a Vancouver, BC based early-stage angel investment firm.


Non Executive Director

Brian Rowbotham qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touche and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. His early career in the City included roles at Save & Prosper and F&C Management Ltd. In 1997 he joined Teather & Greenwood where, as a partner and then Finance Director, he was involved in the company’s flotation on AIM and subsequent move to the Official List.

Brian also ran his own consultancy specialising in turnarounds and start-ups until joining Hichens, Harrison & Co. plc in January 2005. Hichens Harrison was sold to Religare Enterprises in May 2008 and Brian subsequently stepped down from its Board in October 2008 remaining as a consultant. He holds a number of other board positions including positions on the board of Rurelec plc and Hot Rocks Investments plc.


Non Executive Director

Sean King has over 20 years’ experience in publishing and digital content, having set up Square One Group in 1994, which was one of the fastest growing independent content agencies in the UK. In 2007, Square One Group was acquired by rival Seven Publishing (backed by Guardian Media Group and Caledonia Investment Trust) with Sean King acting as CEO for the enlarged group until stepping down in April 2018.

After stepping down as CEO of SevenC3, Sean King now acts as an independent adviser to a number of brands including Fanfinders (leading player in providing first party data to parenting brands in the UK and US); Octaive (an ad:tech start-up based in London and New York); and Adverai (Swedish-based AI specialist).