“Working in private equity is a genuine privilege. I get to meet some of the most fascinating entrepreneurs and businesses in the UK, and work with some of the most talented management teams around to meet our investee companies’ ambitious plans.”
I spend most of my time meeting with entrepreneurs and getting to know their businesses, understanding their needs and articulating how Livingbridge can help to meet their growth aspirations whilst protecting and enhancing the entrepreneurial culture they have built. I’m also actively involved in developing Livingbridge’s membership of the Global PE Alliance, an association of ‘top-tier’ private equity players from Europe, Asia and South America. The alliance provides Livingbridge and portfolio companies invaluable access to a global network of people and knowledge.
Since joining Livingbridge I have been involved in a number of investments including Onyx, Inov8, Eque2, Armstrong Craven, Key Travel, Metronet, Kirona, IP Solutions and Centre4 Testing / The Test People now known as Ten10. One standout investment for me was the creation of Ten10. This was created through the merger of Centre4 Testing with The Test People. The combined group is the largest independent software testing business, by revenue, in the UK and is now positioned to offer their clients a genuine end-to-end flexible testing service.
I graduated from Nottingham Business School and hold an MBA from Manchester Business School. Prior to Livingbridge I started my career in banking at National Australia Bank’s corporate and structured finance team where I worked with a range of SME and mid-market corporate companies.
When I’m not working I enjoy most sports, watching rather than playing these days, spending time with the family and exploring new cities.