Stuart MacDonald serves as Trustee or in an Advisory capacity with several Charities, Community and Arts organisations, with which his engagement ranges from governance and financial management to outreach and fund raising. Professionally, he is Managing Partner at Bride Valley Partners. Bride Valley Partners works on corporate finance, advisory and capital raising mandates for companies, funds and projects across a range of alternative investments and bankable technologies. Stuart has won several industry awards and is often invited to Chair or Moderate at top alternative investment conferences. Stuart presents the award-winning alternative investments radio show, the Naked Short Club on London’s Resonance (104.4 FM in London or www.resonancefm.com, worldwide). He was for several years Visiting Lecturer in Political Economy at London University.
Christen is a Senior Director and alternatives specialist for Citigate Dewe Rogerson. He is former Head of Communications for Terra Firma , the European private equity firm, and was previously Deputy CEO of the Alternative Investment Management Association, the global trade body for the industry. He began his career at the BBC where he was a news editor, producer and reporter from 1995 to 2007.