Livingbridge announces three new Investment Directors as part of latest promotions

We’re delighted to announce the promotions of Matthew Jacobs, Susie Stanford and Matthew Tunna to Investment Director, alongside the promotion of Charlie Ross to Associate Director.


Matthew Jacobs joined Livingbridge in 2016, having previously held roles at PwC and Sainsbury’s. Working out of the Manchester office, Matthew’s investments include Bright Futures, Coversure and Giacom, and he also sits on the Board of Sykes Cottages.

Susie Stanford worked with The Lewis Trust Group, the investment vehicle of River Island owners the Lewis Family, serving on multiple boards including Everyman Media Group. She joined Livingbridge as an Associate Director in 2017, bringing extensive experience in retail, consumer and business services sectors. Since then she worked on Livingbridge’s investments in loveholidays and Helping Hands, as well as sitting on the Board of Broadstone.

Matthew Tunna was recently featured in the Real Deals Future 40 as one of the dealmakers who will shape the future of private equity. Having joined Livingbridge as an Associate in 2015 following three years at PwC, his investments have included rhubarb, Direct Ferries, loveholidays, Efficio and Broadstone.  

Charlie Ross worked at PwC for eight years prior to joining Livingbridge in 2017 and has since worked on investments including disguise, Mobysoft, Superbike Factory and Pointr.

Livingbridge has also recently welcomed Alex Conway as Head of Tax. Alex joined from Crowe UK LLP where he was a Manager in the professional practice and private client department.

Wol Kolade, managing partner at Livingbridge said:

“I am delighted to announce these promotions which are hugely deserved and testament to the strength in depth we have in the Livingbridge team. They have all made fantastic contributions to Livingbridge investments and delivered excellent work to support the growth of our investees.”


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