Jonathan Diggines

Jonathan Diggines

Jonathan Diggines

Executive Director (Funds), Mercia Technologies PLC

Before joining the Mercia Board, Jonathan had been chief executive of Enterprise Ventures from 2005 to 2016, where he increased funds under management from c.£10million to more than £200million. Previously Jonathan spent 12 years in practice as a solicitor, then 11 years as a fund manager with Murray Johnstone, followed by 4 years with Aberdeen Asset Management. He has been responsible for raising and investing more than £800million of private equity and venture capital funds in the UK mid-market and has led and managed a substantial portfolio of successful private equity and venture capital investments. He has been a member of the Council of the British Venture Capital Association (“BVCA”), where he chaired the BVCA Legal & Technical Committee. He was chair of the Community Development Finance Association from 2011 to 2015 and is a now a member of the North West Regional Council for the Confederation of British Industry (“CBI”). He has an MA in jurispridence from Oxford University.