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Robin Saunders

Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Clearbrook Capital Partners LLP

London, UK

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Robin Saunders’ Biography

Robin Saunders is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clearbrook Capital Partners, a private investment and advisory group regulated by the FCA. Clearbrook specialises in healthcare, financial services/asset management, business services and infrastructure sectors. Established in 2004, Clearbrook’s portfolio companies have managed in excess of €25 billion in assets.

Prior to founding Clearbrook, Robin was a leading corporate banker specialising in principal investing, securitisation, capital markets and corporate finance advisory. Throughout her career, Robin has overseen transactions and investments in 15 countries with a cumulative value in excess of €50 billion. From 1998 to 2004, she was Managing Director of the Principal Finance Group and the agency Asset Securitisation group at WestLB AG. Her WestLB transactions included the purchase, finance and refinancing of Formula One, Wembley Stadium, Odeon Cinemas, Telecom Italia, MidKent Water and Pubmaster among others. More recently, Robin has led buy and build strategies in elderly and complex care homes, petrol stations and SME finance. Robin is an active investor in technology driven start-ups (healthcare diagnostics, corporate SaaS solutions and financial services platforms).

Robin is a Visiting Fellow at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, a mentor at the Oxford Foundry, a Governor of the British Film Institute and an enthusiastic supporter of education and the arts, both in the UK and the USA.

Robin Saunders’ Background

Clearbrook Capital Partners LLP
Co-Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
2004 - Present
London, UK
Robin is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Clearbrook Capital Partners, a private investment and advisory firm specialising in growth companies engaged in healthcare, financial services, business services and property sectors. Clearbrook has investments in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the US.
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WestLB
Managing Director, Asset Securitisation & Head of Global Principal Finance Group
1998 - 2004
London, UK
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Other Business Interests

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Venture Capital Investments
Robin is an active investor in start-ups and early stage companies focused on healthcare diagnostics, corporate SaaS solutions, fintech, IoT and others, mentoring founders and C-suite teams.

Current Board Positions

British Film Institute
Board Governor
May 2018 - Present
London, UK
The appointment of Governors to the Board of the BFI is made by the UK's Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The BFI is the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image.
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Fulbright Commission
Commissioner
London, UK
The aim of the US-UK Fulbright Commission is to encourage cultural understanding between both nations through educational exchange programmes. There are 14 Commissioners (or Trustees), 7 appointed from each nation.
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Previous Board Positions

Office of Rail and Road
Board Member
London, UK
Previously known as The Office of the Rail Regulator UK, The Office of Rail and Road is a non-ministerial department that monitors the safety and regulation of railways across Britain.
Formula One Holdings
Board Member
Formula One Holdings is the former holding company of the Formula One Administration that holds exclusive commercial rights to Formula One Grand Prix races.
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Philanthropy

Serpentine Galleries
Council Member & Treasurer of The Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries
Jan 2000 - Present
London, UK
The Serpentine Galleries are two contemporary art galleries in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Central London. Admission to the galleries is free.

Awards & Endorsements

Institute of Directors
Banker of the Year
2002
London, UK

Training & Management Courses

Singularity University
Executive Programme
2018
San Francisco, CA, USA
The Executive Programme at Singularity University encourages leaders to apply emerging and disruptive technologies to address some of the world's most pressing issues.

Fellowships

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Visiting Fellow
Jan 2008 - Present
Oxford, UK
Lecturer, research, events and programmes at the Centre for Corporate Reputation.

Mentoring

Mentore
Mentor
Jan 2000 - Present
London, UK
Robin has acted as mentor to CEOs within FTSE 100 companies. Mentore is a bespoke mentoring service designed to enable businesses to develop their most talented people by placing them with senior mentors.
The Oxford Foundry
Mentor
Robin is an Oxford Foundry mentor. OXFO was set up in 2017 by Oxford University’s Said Business School for the benefit of all students and alumni of the university. Their accelerator, OXFO L.E.V8, helps budding entrepreneurs by providing mentoring from exceptional senior level advisors.

Robin Saunders’ Education

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