Eight Roads, the global investment firm, has appointed John Patrick (JP) Moorhead as Chief Operating Officer. JP joins Eight Roads from Virgin Group where he was Group CFO.

JP began his career at Goldman Sachs in M&A and Capital Markets Advisory. In 2005, JP joined Virgin working in portfolio management before taking on the role of Virgin Group CFO in 2011. Among other responsibilities JP supported the management of Virgin’s extensive global portfolio including as a Board Director of Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Care and Virgin Rail.

Cyrus Jilla, CEO at Eight Roads commented: “We’re delighted to welcome JP to Eight Roads. His career to date and extensive board experience will be invaluable given both the breadth and reach of our existing investments, and our ambition to develop into new areas of interest.”

JP Moorhead added: “Working with Cyrus and team to further develop the Eight Roads business is a unique opportunity that I am greatly looking forward to.”

Eight Roads is the proprietary investment arm of FIL, Fidelity International Limited, active in ventures, principal investments and real estate. Building on Fidelity’s almost 50-year history of private investing, Eight Roads partners with founders, co-investors and management to build business, whether ventures or more developed companies. Eight Roads teams in Asia and Europe work alongside funds around the world, providing substantial global scale, expertise and market reach.