Rory Baird

Director of Corporate Development

Rory is responsible for investing and managing Octopus Capital’s group balance sheet-funded portfolio, working with Octopus’s executive directors. He is involved in originating, structuring and overseeing a wide range of corporate acquisitions and joint venture investment opportunities and for leading certain corporate initiatives. He joined Octopus from the Private Equity team at Alchemy Partners LLP, prior to which he was an in-house portfolio operations executive for a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice private equity portfolio company subsequently sold to Bain Capital.  He began his career at Bain & Company.

Rory has an MA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from Insead.