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Susan McDonald

Chairman and Co-Founder

Susan is one of the UK’s leading experts on investing in smaller companies and the government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme.

A pioneer of the EIS industry, in 1999/2000, she structured and launched the UK’s first HM Revenue & Customs approved EIS fund with John Glencross. Susan has over 27 years of experience and has personally directed investment to over 80 companies in the last 16 years covering a diverse range of sectors. She has regularly served as board member of the firm’s private equity-backed companies.

Before co-founding Calculus Capital, Susan was Director and Head of Asian Equity Sales at Banco Santander. Prior to this, she gained over 12 years’ experience in company analysis, flotations and private placements with Jardine Fleming in Hong Kong, Robert Fleming (London) and Peregrine Securities (UK) Limited. Susan has an MBA from the University of Arizona, a BSc from the University of Florida. Before entering the financial services industry, Susan worked for Conoco National Gas Products Division and with Abbott Laboratories Diagnostics Division.