Quester has promoted Jonathan Gee to director. Gee has been a member of the Quester team since 2001 and has focused for the most part on Quester’s activities in the life science and healthcare sectors as well as its university-related activities.
Gee has 15 years board level experience creating and working with small, growing companies in the high technology sector, and has experience of developing intellectual property portfolios. After completing a PhD in cancer research at Oxford University, he gained his management training at Unilever before joining the Imperial Cancer Research Fund to set up and grow its technology transfer company Imperial Cancer Research Technology. He then became CEO of Imperial College Innovations, the technology transfer activities of Imperial College, London and established the spin out programme there. In 1999 he helped raise Imperial’s University Challenge Seed Fund and was its first fund manager.
Jamie Brooke becomes investment director. Brooke joined Quester in 2001 as a member of the information and communication technology investment team and has further developed Quester’s activities in this sector. He has also worked closely with Quester’s university related activities.
Following a degree in maths at Oxford University, he qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte and Touche. He then joined 3i, latterly focusing on IT and telecoms investments.
Brooke is also responsible for many of the ICT investments made by the Sulis Seedcorn Fund, covering the universities of Bath, Bristol and Southampton.