Christopher Rowlands


Christopher Rowlands joined the Board of Directors of Doncasters in 2012 and was appointed Chairman in late 2015. With an extensive experience in private equity across Europe and Asia, Mr. Rowlands has served on multiple public and private company boards, including Dubai International Capital’s board. Before retiring in March 2009, he was a member of 3i’s Executive Committee, Group Investment Committee and Chairman of 3i Asia. Mr. Rowlands led 3i’s growth capital business and developed the group in Asia. He also worked previously at Barclays Bank and Andersen where he led the European Corporate Finance business. In 2009, Mr. Rowlands led “The Rowlands Review” of UK SME (small and medium enterprise) access to equity funding. The Rowlands Review which was commissioned by HM Treasury, led to the creation of The Business Growth Fund with £2.5 billion of committed funding. Mr. Rowlands has also served on the boards of 3i Group Pension Board of Trustees, Hermes GPE LLP and Mauser Group and is currently on the Board of USS Investment Management ltd.