Our international team brings together a diverse range of people with different backgrounds, experience, knowledge and skills. This diversity enables us to cover the broad range of services that InvestUK offers.

 

Rupert Gather

Rupert Gather

Executive Chairman

Rupert graduated in Law from Exeter University in 1984. Following operational service in the British Army, Rupert has built a distinguished career in private equity and corporate finance. Rupert's 20 years' experience and 300 completed deals have given him a unique insight into the selection, appraisal and management of direct private equity investments into the UK and international companies across all industry sectors. Rupert founded InvestUK in 2013. He is intensely client-focused and a frequent visitor to China and other countries, building relationships to expand our global network.

Eva Inglander

Eva Inglander

Client Director

Eva graduated from Gothenburg University and the University of Technology, Sydney, with a BSc in International Business and Anthropology. Prior to joining InvestUK in 2014, Eva worked in marketing and business development roles while also founding companies in brand sponsorships and product development for the hospitality sector. At InvestUK, Eva is responsible for the Client Management team and has directly worked with over 100 international clients, managing their investments into UK companies and guiding their entrepreneurial journey in the UK. She values the importance of building long-term relationships and delivering a high level of care for every client.

Margaret Tsang

Margaret Tsang

Commercial Director

Margaret graduated in Management and Systems Science from City University of London before joining the graduate trainee programme at PwC. This followed managerial appointments at The Economist and Institute of International Research. Margaret relocated to Hong Kong in late 1997 and built a notable career as a business development & B2B strategy expert in the Financial and Professional Services sectors, holding senior management roles at Deacon, MinterEllison, Ipac financial planning, Manulife and IFPHK. Margaret joined InvestUK in 2019, bringing her expertise to further develop the group’s international distribution and services for international clients.

Sunny Wang

Sunny Wang

Senior Client Associate

Originally from Shandong province in China, Sunny graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Law alongside qualifications in Legal Practice from the University of Law. In addition to her studies, Sunny gained experience working at several top-ranked law firms across the UK and China. Sunny has extensive experience in immigration-related deal arrangements and endorsement application assistance, working closely with financial and legal experts to provide practical and reliable assistance to international clients who come to the UK to invest and set up companies.

Shiyi Qin

Shiyi Qin

Client Associate

Shiyi is from southern China and has worked as an experienced InvestUK client manager for four years.

Urban Coningham

Urban Coningham

Client Associate

Originally from Newcastle, Urban graduated with a degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Oxford University in 2020. Following this, Urban built extensive experience working abroad, including as a translator on UNESCO programmes in Jordan, as a volunteer on the post-earthquake recovery team in Kathmandu and post-conflict in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Now working as a Client Associate, Urban prioritises the delivery of a friendly and professional service to clients.

Harry Wain

Harry Wain

Portfolio Manager

Harry graduated with a BSc from The University of Bath School of Management. He has experience in mid cap private equity and asset-backed structured credit. He is a keen runner and musician and is very interested in entrepreneurship and early stage businesses. As Portfolio Manager, Harry helps UK companies to achieve their fundraising goals.

Eloise Bloniarz

Eloise Bloniarz

FP&A Manager

Eloise graduated from the University of Westminster and Universitat de Valencia with a Bachelors degree in International Business. She has experience working in successful, fast growth technology start-ups across a range of different sectors. A previous founder having built several products, she combines her deep technical product expertise with a highly commercial mindset. Eloise is responsible for helping entrepreneurs with their product and go to market strategies, identifying efficient growth opportunities and advising on best practices and improvements for their ventures.

Jessamy Gather

Jessamy Gather

FP&A Manager

Jessamy studied English at Oxford University and has since joined the FP&A Team to help InvestUK clients with their product and go to market strategies, assisting in research and preparation of business plans and investment documents.

Theodora Tserni

Theodora Tserni

FP&A Analyst

A multinational individual originally from Greece and Ukraine with an acumen of five languages, Theodora graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Economics in 2020. She has gained experience both in the UK and abroad across sectors ranging from finance and green energy to retail and fashion start-ups. Theodora combines her knowledge and understanding of the technical landscape, including engineering practices, digital marketing and e-commerce, with her highly practical and commercial mindset. She is now working within the Business Development team, assisting entrepreneurs with identifying market opportunities and the development of innovative propositions.

Saquib Rahman

Saquib Rahman

Financial Controller

Saquib graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2014 with a BSc degree in Accounting & Finance and joined the InvestUK Group as a Trainee Accountant shortly afterwards. Having obtained his ACCA qualification in 2018, Saquib has since taken over Finance Department and is now the Financial Controller for the Group and its subsidiary companies.