About Us

MXC Capital Limited Board

Peter Rigg, Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Rigg is an experienced chairman with a background in investment banking. He is currently serving as chairman of LSE listed Schroders Oriental Income Fund Ltd and of Intership, a privately owned Norwegian shipping company.  Peter trained as a solicitor and was formerly Head of Asian Equity Capital Markets and Head of Investment Banking North Asia at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Paul Guilbert, Independent Non-Executive

Paul is an experienced non-executive director with specific long term expertise serving on the boards of both quoted and unquoted investment companies, and private equity fund businesses including Permira, Apollo, Alchemy and Schroders. Through his previous executive role of SVP/Global Head of Private Equity Fund Administration at Northern Trust he was exposed to over 60 separate investment groups. Paul is therefore well placed to both sit on the board of MXC and head the audit and Remuneration committees.

Simon Freer, Independent Non-Executive

Simon has over 20 years’ experience operating and investing in technology, media and telecoms companies. He is currently Chief Commercial Officer of Liberty Global Content Investments through which he sits on the board of a number of investee companies.  Simon is Chairman of Hong Kong based Formula E Holdings and  the UK media group Constructive Media and is Non-Executive Director of All3media. Simon previously led the Technology, Media and Telecoms sector team at 3i and was responsible for setting investment strategy, origination, deal execution and portfolio management. Simon started his career as a strategy management consultant at Arthur Andersen.

Ian Smith, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ian has an extensive track record of investing in and managing tech companies. He co-founded the advisory subgroup of MXC Capital. Ian has sat on numerous boards and either led or been involved in a large number of transactions in the TMT sector. Ian led strategic change and value accretion at Redstone plc and Accumuli plc and until recently was deputy executive chairman at Castleton Technology plc, having formerly been CEO, a role he held since the company’s inception.