I was born in Leicester, England in 1959. My American father was in the US Air Force while my British mother sterilized telephone handsets. I was educated at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in Kent and at the University of Leicester, where I read economics.
After university, I trained as a chartered accountant, working in the UK and USA. I have spent the last twenty-five years in private equity, working either as an investor or advisor. Today, I am the CEO of Advantage Capital, a London-based private equity firm. Along the way, I have been an investor at 3i and Close Brothers, and a corporate finance partner at both KPMG and Ernst & Young.
I am married to Jules. She is a psychotherapist and keeps me in check. We live in Rutland, England’s smallest county.