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Our Team

James Mawson
Founder, CEO and editor-in-chief

James Gunnell
Managing director

Tim Lafferty
President

Commercial


Janice Mawson
Consulting director, Leadership Society and subscriptions

Dan Stevens
Marketing manager

Jo Garner
Finance director

Charlie Hayward
Head of partnerships and engagement

Hannah Bayes-Brown
Admin, data and technology

Zowie Fort
Events and communications co-ordinator

Christina Riboldi
Events director, US

Petra Johansson
Events manager

Editorial


Thierry Heles
Editor, Global University Venturing

Rob Lavine
News editor, Global Corporate Venturing

Kaloyan Andonov
Analyst, GCV Analytics

Edison Fu
Supplements editor

Alessia Argentieri
Council reports editor

Jana Reuther
Head of benchmarking

Fernando Moncada Rivera
Senior reporter

In more detail

James Mawson

James Mawson
Founder, CEO and editor-in-chief

James was editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from his own publishing company. This was followed by the launch of the second publication, Global University Venturing, in January 2012 to help academic researchers launch or develop their spinouts and work with external peers. The company, Mawsonia‘s, third title, Global Government Venturing, was launched in May 2014 and rebranded to Global Impact Venturing in February 2019.

As well as editing Private Equity News, James coordinated leveraged buyout and venture capital coverage for use by other titles in the Dow Jones and News Corporation group, acted as a spokesman on BBC radio and television and chaired awards and conferences for a host of media groups, including the BVCA awards and event for more than 1,000 people in October 2009.

Previously, James had freelanced for a host of national and trade media titles, including the BBC, Financial Times, Economist, Independent on Sunday, Sunday Express and Dow Jones Newswires; provided research for Nick Davies‘s book, Flat Earth News; was a foreign correspondent in central and eastern Europe; and was international editor for FT Business.

After graduating from King‘s College, London, James‘s first job was working at technology publishing house ComputerWire.

He is also a director of the London Press Club and has acted as a pro bono editor for the European Venture Philanthropy Association‘s monthly newsletter.

 

Tim Lafferty

Tim Lafferty
President

Tim has worked in senior sales and marketing roles for international media companies for 20 years, on brands including BusinessWeek and Readers‘ Digest. Until February 2010 he was the director of product sales and marketing at Dow Jones in Europe, overseeing the circulation sales and marketing activities of the Wall Street Journal Europe, Financial News, Private Equity News and Wealth Bulletin.

He left Dow Jones to pursue his interest in writing and founded Write Brain, a marketing copywriting and consulting agency. He also writes plays (his first was professionally staged in 2005) and is currently working on a novel. He has an MBA from European University in Brussels and lives in Woking near London. James Mawson founded Global Corporate Venturing in early 2010 and Tim joined the company as its second employee in March 2011.

 

James Gunnell

James Gunnell
Managing director

James Gunnell joined Global Corporate Venturing as managing director in 2019. Working closely with the editorial team, James and his team seek to connect global investors and the wider innovation ecosystem with the information, insights and access they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. Prior to GCV, James worked for the Financial Times where he served as managing director of FT Live, the events and conferences division of the FT newspaper. He holds a BA Hons from University of London.

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