Joanne Whitfield is FW Capital’s Fund Manager in the North East. FW Capital is part of the Finance Wales Group that specialises in SME investment from its 10 regional offices with funds under management of over £1bn.
She joined FW Capital in 2010 and is an experienced investment professional having worked in venture capital in the North East for 14 years. She leads a team of investment and portfolio executives across offices in Newcastle and Tees Valley. Responsible for investing and managing over £60 million of funds to boost business and the economy, Joanne is passionate about supporting business growth. Joanne successfully delivered the £24.39m North East Growth Plus Fund and is now managing the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund – Debt Finance, Tees Valley Catalyst Fund and North East Property Fund.
She studied Mathematical Engineering at the University of Leeds and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having completed her training with Deloitte & Touche. She also holds the ICAEW Corporate Finance Qualification.