David Poutney

Investment Committee Member

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David is Chief Executive of Dowgate Capital and Chairman of, Dowgate Wealth, and Dowgate Group. His early career was in commercial banking and asset finance, after completing a history degree from Cardiff University in 1974. He made the transition into stockbroking a few years ahead of the Big Bang, becoming a number one rated financials analyst for 15 years at a number of well known firms including BZW, James Capel and UBS. He moved into a broader role in corporate broking during the DotCom boom of the 1990s and was involved in the flotation of a number of companies which survived the crash, notably Sports Internet Group which was taken over by Sky. After joining Numis in 2001 as head of corporate broking, he was responsible for a number of growth companies such as Dominos Pizza, Alliance Pharma and Learning Technology Group. Overall, he was involved in the flotation of over 30 companies.

In addition to his positions at Dowgate Group, David is a non-executive director of AIM-quoted Franchise Brands plc and Belluscura plc and previously of Be Heard plc which also quoted on AIM before being sold to a private equity firm.

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