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Lorna Tilbian

Executive Director

Lorna Tilbian was appointed Executive Chairman of Dowgate Capital in January 2019 and a Board member of Dowgate Wealth in November 2021. Lorna was formerly an Executive PLC Director (2005-2018) and Head of Media (2001-2018) at Numis Corporation PLC.

After a distinguished career as a No. 1 ranked Media analyst by Institutional Investor and Extel from 1987-2012, Lorna headed the Numis Media Investment Banking franchise from 2012 until her retirement from Numis in 2018. Lorna is a founder of Numis after acquiring a stake in the newly launched broker in 2001 following a career at Sheppards (1984-1988), SG Warburg (Director, 1988-1995) and WestLB Panmure (Executive Director, 1995-2001).

Lorna sits on the Advisory Board of TechNation’s Future Fifty programme and also serves on the boards of Rightmove Plc, Finsbury Growth & Income Plc and ProVen VCT Plc. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Euromoney Institutional Investor Plc, M&C Saatchi Plc and Jupiter UK Growth Trust Plc and has also acted as a C&binet (Creative & Business International Network) Ambassador for the Department of Culture, Media & Sport.


  • Featured in the Campaign Global Power List
  • City AM Analyst of the Year (finalist)
  • Evening Standard 1000 Influentials
  • Daily Telegraph Media Industry’s Top 20
  • The Business Britain’s Top 50 Equity Analysts (2nd)
  • Media Week’s Power 50 List
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