New chair at Crowdfunder

Darren Westlake

Crowdcube founder, Darren Westlake, has been appointed interim chair at Crowdunder UK.

Westlake brings a wealth of experience having led Exeter-based Crowdcube for 13 years as CEO and founder as well as acting as a board director for Crowdfunder for ten years.

He will report to the Crowdfunder board for a period of at least six months and will help the Crowdfunder leadership team to appoint a long term chair, manage and refresh the board, contribute to company strategy.

Crowdfunder CEO, Rob Love, said: “We’re pleased Darren is making this move to work with us more closely. Darren is a respected industry leader and experienced board director. We look forward to Darren helping us accelerate and grow the business.”

Westlake added: “I’m delighted to join Crowdfunder as interim chair. Crowdfunder is close to my heart as I’ve worked on the brand since it was part of Crowdcube. It’s a brilliant platform and I’m excited to see how, using my skills and experience, we can grow the brand further and realise its full potential.”