Meet our team

Rod Tompsett - Chairman and Group Chief Executive

Rod Tompsett

Chairman and Group Chief Executive

With a background in finance and general management gained from 20 years’ experience in multinational companies, Rod acquired his first business from GKN plc in 1992, driven by an opportunity to make a difference from the implementation of positive change. This first acquisition set the pattern for a successful career in private equity backed investments which now spans over 25 years. Rod has a unique combination of drive and determination combined with the commercial acumen to identify triggers for profitable growth in a wide variety of businesses. Rod now leads Alycidon with passion and humility, committed to creating a sustainable future for the benefit of all stakeholders for each business in the Alycidon portfolio.

Nick Barry - Group Financial Controller

Nick Barry

Group Financial Controller

Nick is an experienced, commercially-minded finance professional. Having joined Alycidon Capital in 2015, he has developed a deep understanding of our investments and continues to drive growth by identifying areas for improvement. Nick has worked 
as the finance function of engineering firms for many years and not only looks at the numbers but the wider picture – understanding all headwinds and situations. He is a vital part of the management team of Alycidon and works diligently to encourage growth for all stakeholders in each investment.

Darryl Eales - Non-executive Director

Darryl Eales

Non-executive Director

Darryl has over 30 years’ experience of investing in and advising entrepreneurial businesses with a focus on strategic growth and shareholder value creation. Formerly CEO of Lloyds Development Capital (LDC), the UK’s largest mid-market private equity investor, he was responsible for over £2.6bn of investment in more than 150 businesses. He has since built an impressive portfolio of private investments with a strong focus on backing management and creating a supportive, relationship-based culture. He has worked with Rod for over 20 years and as joint owners of Alycidon, their complementary and overlapping skills are the foundation of a business that builds sustainable success for all stakeholders.

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