Branson’s right-hand man quits: Former Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit chairman Patrick McCall joins Seraphim Space Investment Trust
Lift off: Patrick McCall joins London-listed Seraphim Space Investment Trust this week as a enterprise accomplice
Sir Richard Branson’s right-hand man is ditching him to go for the celebrities.
Patrick McCall, former chairman of Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit, joins London-listed Seraphim Space Investment Trust this week as a enterprise accomplice.
Seraphim focuses on fast-growing area tech companies and has put £135million into them since floating on the London Stock Exchange in 2021. Branson is a backer. McCall, 57, has been a director at Virgin since 2001 and has developed companies together with Virgin Active and Virgin Trains.
His most up-to-date position was senior accomplice at Virgin Group. He performed a key position in brokering the settlement for it to launch a satellite tv for pc from Cornwall this year.
He will sit on the boards of corporations Seraphim has invested in, similar to D-Orbit, which drops off different agency’ satellites in area and collects outdated or damaged equipment.
McCall mentioned: ‘New tech and rapid innovation are driving significant progress in the sector and enabling new space companies to tackle some of the world’s most complicated environmental and social challenges.’