Libby Gibson

Libby Gibson
Founder Partner

Having co-founded legendary disruptive bar brand Pitcher & Piano, Libby has guided over 40 of our brands with her expertise in customers and marketing.

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Peter Kemp-Welch

Peter Kemp-Welch
Managing Partner

Peter is an expert in unpicking how brands grow and building sustainable business models, playing an instrumental part in our most iconic brand stories.

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Chris Curry

Chris Curry
Chairman & Managing Partner

From raising our first fund in 1988, Chris has led Piper in raising six funds and sat on dozens of Boards.

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Crispin Tweddell

Crispin Tweddell
Founder Partner

Crispin founded Piper in 1985. His unrelenting focus on brands being better, different & staying close to their customers is at the core of Piper's mission.

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Dan Stern

Dan Stern
Partner, ESG

With 15 years of experience in consumer, Dan builds brands that lead, achieve maximum value on exit, and consider their impact and purpose.

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Rory Gibbs

Rory Gibbs
Investment Director

Rory's decade of focus on commercial brands makes him an expert in the fine details, optimising business plans and developing insightful reporting.

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Jax Unsworth

Jax Unsworth
Associate Partner, Marketing

Jax keeps our brands rooted in how their customers think using her 25 years' strategy & marketing experience with major brands such as Liberty & Mothercare.

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Leon Hughes

Leon Hughes
Associate Partner, Digital

Our inhouse tech guru, Leon is an e-commerce expert with an unrivalled network. His 25 years of experience guides our brands' acquisition & retention strategies

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Annabel Feather

Annabel Feather
Associate Partner, Talent

Our people specialist, Annabel helps to build industry-leading management teams, using her network to source the highest calibre candidates.

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Yasha Estraikh

Yasha Estraikh
Associate Partner, Brand

Yasha's expertise is putting the customer first. He helps our brands find trends in customer data & behaviour to tease out brand DNA & tone of voice.

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Flora McAlpine

Flora McAlpine
Investment Manager

With experience in earlier-stage VCs and strategy consultancy, Flora’s research & due diligence guides our partner businesses to make the best decisions.

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Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston
Head of Finance

With over 11 years' experience, Peter joined Piper in 2017 as Head of Finance. Prior to joining Piper, Peter held finance positions at 350 Investment Partners and Carbon Trust.

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Harry Williams

Harry Williams
Investment Executive

Harry is responsible for sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities, as well as supporting the investment and due diligence process.

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Saskia Roberts

Saskia Roberts
Consultant

Saskia works our commercial due diligence process, unpicking the market dynamics that will drive growth and why customers love the brand.

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Natalie Thwaites

Natalie Thwaites
Consultant

Natalie has worked with Piper since 2010 on Piper’s commercial due diligence in evaluating the potential of future investments.

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Francesca Edge-Partington

Francesca Edge-Partington
Office Manager

As well as keeping the office running smoothly and managing the diaries of partners, Francesca assists with investment research, events, and administration.

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Amy George

Amy George
Executive Assistant

As well as diary management for Partners, Amy manages the administration team and organises Piper’s events including our annual AGM.

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Georgia Jones

Georgia Jones
Marketing and Sustainability Manager

Georgia manages our internal communications and marketing, as well as ESG and our project to become one of the UK’s first investor B Corps.

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