Lorna Tilbian was appointed Chairman of Dowgate Capital in January 2019. Lorna was formerly an Executive Plc Director (2005-17) and Head of Media (2001-17) at Numis Corporation Plc. After a distinguished career as a Number One ranked Media analyst by Institutional Investor and Extel from 1987 to 2012, Lorna headed the Numis Media Investment Banking franchise from 2012 until her retirement from Numis in December 2017. Lorna is a founder of Numis as we know it after acquiring a stake in the newly launched broker in 2001 following stints at Sheppards (1984-88), SG Warburg (Director, 1988-95) and WestLB Panmure (Executive Director, 1995-2001). Lorna sits on the Advisory Board of TechNation's Future Fifty programme and following her departure from Numis was appointed to the boards of Finsbury Growth & Income Trust Plc, Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, M&C Saatchi Plc and Rightmove Plc.