Dermot Coleman was born in Merseyside and educated at St Edward’s College, Liverpool. After graduating from Oxford University he worked as an analyst and investment manager at a number of leading financial institutions before co-founding SISU Capital, a London-based investment company, in 1998.
In recent years he has balanced his financial career with academic work, completing a PhD in nineteenth-century literature and writing a book, George Eliot and Money: Economics, Ethics, and Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2014). He has been a visiting scholar at New York University and a visiting fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.
Dermot has a long-standing interest in educational issues, has served as a school governor and has supported charities involved in various research and policy-related areas of education, including the Sutton Trust. He is a board member of three North West-based institutions: Shakespeare North Trust, St Helens Rugby League Football Club, and The St Helens Economy Board. In addition to a number of investment-related directorships, he is a member of the Finance Committee of St George’s College and Chapel in Windsor.