Lorna Tilbian

Executive Director

Lorna Tilbian was appointed Executive Chairman of Dowgate Capital in January 2019 and a Board member of Dowgate Wealth in November 2021. Lorna was formerly an Executive PLC Director (2005-2018) and Head of Media (2001-2018) at Numis Corporation PLC.

After a distinguished career as a No. 1 ranked Media analyst by Institutional Investor and Extel from 1987-2012, Lorna headed the Numis Media Investment Banking franchise from 2012 until her retirement from Numis in 2018. Lorna is a founder of Numis after acquiring a stake in the newly launched broker in 2001 following a career at Sheppards (1984-1988), SG Warburg (Director, 1988-1995) and WestLB Panmure (Executive Director, 1995-2001).

Lorna sits on the Advisory Board of TechNation’s Future Fifty programme and also serves on the boards of Rightmove Plc, Finsbury Growth & Income Plc and ProVen VCT Plc. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, M&C Saatchi Plc and Jupiter UK Growth Trust Plc and has also acted as a C&binet (Creative & Business International Network) Ambassador for the Department of Culture, Media & Sport.


  • Featured in the Campaign Global Power List
  • City AM Analyst of the Year (finalist)
  • Evening Standard 1000 Influentials
  • Daily Telegraph Media Industry’s Top 20
  • The Business Britain’s Top 50 Equity Analysts (2nd)
  • Media Week’s Power 50 List
Back to Our Team

Aim Rule 26

Onward Opportunities Limited is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange and seeks to comply with the principles of good corporate governance as stated in the AIC Corporate Governance Code to the extent that is appropriate and practical for an AIM quoted company of its size and nature.