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.
My novel THE GENEVA CONNECTION was published in December 2011 by Musa Publishing. It’s an organized crime, financial thriller. It has received considerable media attention, including interviews on the BBC and newspaper articles.