Venture firm Hambro Perks names Sir Anthony Salz Vice-Chairman

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by Mark Johnson

Sir Anthony Salz has joined the Board of venture firm Hambro Perks as Non-Executive Vice-Chairman, fusing his extensive city experience with building technology businesses. 

Hambro Perks is a London based venture firm that backs and builds leading technology companies. 

As Non-Executive Vice-Chairman, Salz will assist the leadership team on the firm's growth and investment opportunities, bringing his remarkable legal and financial expertise to the company. 

He will continue to be Chairman of the HP Advisory Board.

“We are delighted that such a respected city figure such as Sir Anthony Salz will join our Board”, Rupert Hambro, Chairman of Hambro Perks, said. 

“It is so encouraging to see someone who has worked for most of his career in the city recognise that there is a new and exciting world in technology-led businesses. 

“His wealth of experience will be invaluable to Hambro Perks as we continue to build and back some of the most exciting businesses in the technology industry.”

For over 30 years Salz acted as a corporate lawyer for Freshfields, spending the last 10 years as the Senior Partner. 

He joined N.M. Rothschild in 2006 as Executive Vice Chairman, leaving in 2017. 

He is currently the Chairman of Freeformers Holdings, Forward Institute, and the Tate St Ives Advisory Council. 

Salz is also a Trustee of the Tate Foundation, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Conran Foundation and the Scott Trust (owner of The Guardian). 

Previous roles include Vice-Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors from 2004 to 2006, Board member for the Department for Education, Chairman of Teach First’s Business Development Council and of Bloomsbury Publishing, and a Trustee of the Royal Opera House. He has chaired reviews on Youth Crime, Press Regulation and Barclays PLC’s Business Practices.

“I very much look forward to joining Hambro Perks in this Non-Executive Board role, having spent over a year as chairman of its Advisory Board”, Salz said. 

“I am excited to have the opportunity to use my experience not only in the development of Hambro Perks into a leading investment firm, but also to support and challenge some of the highly talented entrepreneurs in whom Hambro Perks invests.”

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