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The Board consists of four directors with extensive financial and public company experience.


Waheed has over 30 years’ experience across the media, retail, entertainment and technology sectors, having launched and grown a number of highly successful private and public businesses in his career.

Waheed co-founded Planet 24, a TV production company which produced shows such as The Big Breakfast, The Word and Survivor (created by Charlie Parsons). Planet 24 was sold to Carlton Productions, now known as ITV Studios, in 1999.

Waheed co-founded TV production company, Shine, and was Chair of production company Chorion plc, including during its time as a listed business between 2003 and 2006 delivering share price growth of over 275%.

As Founder and CEO of Silvergate Media, Waheed acquired the IP and distribution rights to The Octonauts in 2011, establishing international partnerships with Netflix, Disney and Nickelodeon before selling Silvergate Media to Sony in 2019.

Waheed was also Chair of ASOS plc between 2001 and 2012 where he oversaw market capitalisation growth from £12.3 million at IPO to £1.9 billion.

Waheed Alli has served as a member of the House of Lords since 1998.


Sanjeev has managed change, innovation and growth as a Chair, non-executive and executive director in the media and technology, consumer, investment management and social impact sectors. Following an early career as a consultant with the Telecoms Strategy and Policy Group at Coopers & Lybrand and at the BBC as Head of Strategic Development, Sanjeev became one of the first employees of Yahoo! Europe in early 1998 where he led strategy and distribution and was a key member of the first management team and European board.

In 2003, as the son of immigrant parents Sanjeev was inspired to create Reach to Teach, an innovative charity providing primary education for some of the world’s most under privileged communities in rural India. In 2008 Larry Ellison, the founder of the software giant Oracle, became his co-funder describing Reach to Teach as ‘the most incredible initiative changing the lives of tens of thousands of children’.  

Sanjeev is currently a trustee at the Fidelity Foundation where he oversees investments and stewardship. Until Dec 2021 he was a NED of the England & Wales Cricket Board where he oversaw the launch of the new ‘100’ super league. Sanjeev also chaired the Eden Project until the end of 2020 through a time of enormous change.


James brings extensive public company experience as well as management and corporate finance expertise across a range of sectors and an extensive network of relationships with co-investors, advisers and other business leaders.

Previously he has served as a director of the following companies: a non-executive director of BCA Marketplace from July 2014 to December 2017 and Advanced Computer Software from October 2006 to August 2008, Non Executive Chairman of Entertainment One from January 2007 to March 2014 and remaining on the board as non-executive director until July 2015, non-executive director of Breedon Aggregates from March 2009 to July 2011 and as CEO of icollector Plc from 1994-2001. James was educated at Oxford Brookes University, the Sorbonne and London University.

James is currently Managing Partner of Marwyn Capital and Chief Investment Officer of Marwyn Investment Management. James is a director of Marwyn Acquisition Company II Limited and chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company III Limited and MAC Alpha Limited. James is also an executive director of Silvercloud Holdings Limited.


Tom has extensive experience working across a range of sectors in the origination and assessment of new investment opportunities, transaction execution, coordinating capital market and M&A processes and providing strategic corporate advice to management teams. Tom joined Marwyn in 2010, where he now leads the Investment Team and is also a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to Marwyn, Tom spent six years at Deloitte across the Assurance & Advisory and Private Equity Transaction Services groups. Tom is a qualified Chartered Accountant and graduated from Durham University with a BA (Hons) in Economics.

Tom is a non-executive director of Marwyn Acquisition Company III limited and MAC Alpha Limited and a director of Silvercloud Holdings Limited.