Chris Allner

Independent Non-Executive Director


Chris Allner joined the Board of Pembroke VCT plc in June 2024. He brings deep industry experience from a 40-year career in venture capital and private equity, including senior roles at fund, investment manager and portfolio level.

He has been a partner at Downing LLP since 2012 and continues to chair their investment committee as well as being a member of Nesta’s Impact investment committee.

He also remains on the board of Thames Ventures VCT 1 plc, Thames Ventures VCT 2 plc, and was formerly a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Firefly Education Ltd and FundingXchange Ltd.Previously, he held senior investment roles at Octopus Capital, Beringea and Bridgepoint.