Oxford+ Podcast Latest Episode: Nicholas Lyons

A new episode has been released from the Oxford+ Podcast Series, hosted by Susannah de Jager and supported by Mishcon de Reya LLP

The podcast explores the different component parts that make up Oxfordshire’s rich innovation eco system from founders, investors and institutions to engaging with relevant commentators from both within and outside of the community.



In the latest podcast of Oxford+, host Susannah interviews Nicholas Lyons who is Chair of the Phoenix Group, the UK’s largest pension provider. Nicholas’ leadership has left an enduring mark on the financial landscape, highlighted by his advocacy for the Mansion House Compact, through which insurance companies and pension funds committed to invest 5% of their capital into UK-listed companies and infrastructure by 2030.

Listen to the latest episode here.


Previously from the Oxford+ Podcast Series-


EPISODE 1: David Ford

David Ford is an Oxford-based active life sciences angel investor, currently managing and advising an active portfolio of more than 20 companies, focused on AI-based drug design, the application of machine learning to systems biology and nanoparticle delivery technology, to name but a few.


EPISODE 2: Peter Crane

Peter Crane is the co-founder and CEO of Caeruleus Genomics, an Oxford University life sciences spin-out founded in early 2023. The company is supported by influential local angels and international pre-seed funds.


EPISODE 3: Cici Muldoon

Cici Muldoon is the founder and CEO of Verity Group, an Oxford-based technology company specialising in the spectroscopic analysis of highly complex dilute liquids. Cici holds a degree in physics and finance from Princeton University, and a doctorate in experimental atomic and laser physics from Oxford University.


EPISODE 4: Mark Preston

Mark Preston is the CTO of Street Drone, a pre-seed company developing low-speed, hyper-local deliveries in ports, commercial settings and local neighbourhoods.


For more information and to listen to all the Oxford+ Podcasts, please visit here.

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