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New directors for Investing Women

Sanja MollEvelyn SimpsonInvesting Women, Scotland’s only all-female business angel group, has announced three appointments to its board of directors.

Restaurant entrepreneur Sanja Moll and former investment banker Evelyn Simpson become board members while Kirsty Paton, an entrepreneurial tax specialist at accountants Chiene + Tait, is appointed as board adviser. 

Edinburgh-based Ms Moll co-founded Salt Yard Group in 2005. It now comprises of five London restaurants. After selling a stake of her business to private equity in 2014, she continues to serve as a non-executive director. 

After an international career with JP Morgan Chase, specialising in corporate finance for shipping companies, Ms Simpson trained as an executive coach. She co-founded executive training company, Thriving Abroad and co-authored a book about her work. She continues to mentor executives and entrepreneurs and is an active business angel investor. 

Jackie Waring, CEO of Investing Women said: “I’m delighted to be joined on our board by two highly successful and extremely capable women and equally pleased to have Kirsty, with her immense tax knowledge and expertise, joining as an advisor.

“Both Sanja and Evelyn are active investor members within the group. It’s fantastic that we will now be able to access more of their experience and guidance as board members as we look to support more growth businesses in Scotland.”



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