From polar explorer to indie music investor, Caroline Hamilton has never been one to take the easy route and as a leader in both business and expeditions she is always at the forefront of breaking new ground.
As Managing Director of Icebreaker Management Services Limited and Icebreaker Management Limited, she has been the principal architect behind the innovative Icebreaker business model since inception in 2003.
Icebreaker brings investors and entrepreneurs together through a series of limited liability partnerships (LLPs). Investors participate in Icebreaker LLPs investing in the know how and creative material of entrepreneurs, inventors and writers with a view to generating significant profits. In May 2011, Caroline attracted headlines worldwide for the groundbreaking multi- million dollar investment in one of Europe’s leading independent music companies, Cooking Vinyl through Icebreaker. This new fund enables key investment in new and established artists including funding Marilyn Manson’s new album. Cooking Vinyl expects to make ‘a number of high-profile signings’ over the next year, backed by this new Icebreaker fund.
Previously Caroline was instrumental in developing gap insurance for the film and television industry. During ten years as an advisor to insurance companies, she was involved with more than fifty international productions. Throughout her career, Caroline has been involved with enabling small businesses to grow and with exploiting know how and other rights.
Caroline is also well known as a motivational speaker and polar explorer. She was leader of the only all-women expedition to ski to the North and South Poles. This involved masterminding the expeditions’ sponsorship and marketing strategies, as well as travelling through the most extreme conditions on earth.