Founding Partner & CIO, HAZEL CAPITAL
Ben founded Hazel Capital in April 2007 and is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer.
With 22 years of investment experience, Ben’s experience spans the investment spectrum, from infrastructure, to public equities and venture capital. As the firm’s CIO, he is responsible for setting the firm’s investment philosophy, risk management procedures and origination of investment opportunities. As Managing Partner he is ultimately responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the firm, including deal execution and on-going portfolio management.
Prior to founding Hazel Capital, Ben was a co-founder of Cantillon Capital, where he managed a $1 billion equity hedge fund focused on technology globally from 2003 to 2007. He started his fund management career in 1994 at Lazard Asset Management, having graduated from Imperial College, London with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering.
Ben currently serves as a Director of over 40 companies and is the Non-Executive Chairman of Oxis Energy (a UK-advanced battery power company). He holds a keen interest in energy storage technology and their use in renewables and electric vehicles.