We are a small and experienced team of entrepreneurs and investment professionals who are empowered to make fast but thoughtful decisions.

Louise Bale

Director, Tax and Accounting

Louise joined the team in 2014 and specialises in providing tax advice and accounting support for the fund and portfolio companies. Prior to joining, Louise was a tax director at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) where she worked for over 15 years with fast growing, and private equity backed, companies. read more

Eve Covey

Personal Assistant

Eve joined Forward Dimension Capital in December 2014 as PA to the Partners. In addition to looking after the rest of the Forward team, she is also Office Manager. Over the previous 5 years, Eve has worked as a PA at three prominent PR Consultancies in London. Prior to that, she was employed in the Fitness Industry in an administrative role. read more

Graham Coxell

Chairman (Non-Exec)

Graham built his career within the software and outsourcing sectors initially operating in financial services for 13 years. As Chief Executive of Marlborough Stirling he oversaw turnover growth of £17m to £120m and a successful £250m stock market floatation in 2001 which made him the youngest CEO of a FTSE 250 company. Graham subsequently became MD of Capita's Wealth & Distribution Outsourcing Division, making a number of acquisitions within the financial services software sectors. In addition to being a Director of Forward Internet Group, Graham is also currently Chairman of JCA and Rowan Dartington & Co Ltd and on the boards of various financial services and technology companies. read more

Simon Davies

Director, Financial Operations

Simon provides support to our businesses in the areas of financial management and control, strategy, acquisition integration, operational management and governance, at the various stages of their life cycle. Simon spent 15 years at Capita Group where he held a variety of Divisional Finance Director roles across a number of the major operating divisions. Prior to joining Capita, Simon spent 6 years within the Zurich Group on a number of their operations. read more

Rob Murphy


Rob has worked for over 25 years with fast growing media and technology companies. Rob is a Chartered Accountant and, before Forward, worked for over ten years in the video games industry where his experience included public reporting, fundraising and acquisitions. Rob joined Forward in 2008 to help support the group's growth and commercial development. read more

Gavin Owston


Gavin is responsible for the investment activities at Forward Dimension Captial. He also works actively with a number of portfolio companies helping them strategically and financially. Gavin joined Forward Dimension Capital in January 2014 and prior to that worked in the investment banking industry, originating and executing mergers & acquisitions and equity & debt financings for clients in the telecom, media and technology (TMT) sectors. He led the TMT sector at RBS and prior to that at ABN AMRO. read more

Anthony Price

General Counsel

Anthony has worked as a lawyer for creative, technology, marketing and publishing businesses for more than 25 years including several board positions. He has advised on transactions ranging from establishment of start-ups and fundraisings to acquisition and sale of listed companies. read more

David Rigby


David works as an active member of each Board providing support and assistance to the businesses in the areas of organisational structure, financial management and operational management. David has spent 16 years at Capita where he held a variety of Chief Executive roles across a number of businesses and sectors before joining Capita's Executive Board in 2001 as the Managing Director of one of the Group's major operating divisions. He has extensive experience of working with businesses at all stages of their development, including significant acquisitions and business integration work. read more