Thorough understanding of corporate governance issues, gained both through consultancy and hands-on experience on Boards. Currently Chair of London branch of UHNW/Family Office network group TIGER 21, NED of a family owned business based in St Lucia, which owns the award-winning BodyHoliday resort, as well as a TV archive business, and a tech company which is at the leading edge of location data services. Previous NED and Chair roles include a PR company, and investment fund, a gas/electricity utility, a tech VC, and a creative arts University.
TIGER 21 (April 2016 to date). Chair of London group. TIGER 21 is the premier peer-to-peer learning network for ultra high-net-worth individuals throughout the United States, Canada, and most recently, the UK. In his role as Chair, he established the first group outside North America, and this group brings together members of 10 different nationalities. www.tiger21.com
Pointr Labs Ltd
Pointr Labs (from May 2015 to date). Director of Business Development. This dynamic software company has developed patent-applied for solutions to indoor navigation. Now installed in international airports, railway stations, shopping malls, museums, etc. Board advisor. Equity holder. www.pointrlabs.com
Barnard Properties/The Bodyholiday
Barnard Properties Ltd/The Bodyholiday (December 2013 to date), NED. Appointed to the board of this family owned business, based in St Lucia, to assist the company in its continuing process of institutional strengthening, establishing best practice corporate governance, and overseeing development of international expansion. The flagship resort is the award winning Bodyholiday - British Airways Holidays’ number one hotel worldwide by bed-night bookings.
Past roles include:
Hills Balfour, UK's largest independent PR/Comms consultancy serving the travel and tourism sector globally
University for the Creative Arts, Governor for 3 years
ESP Utilities Group, Non-exec Chair of gas/electric business owned by infra fund
Macquarie Airports Group, Independent Director, chair of Audit Committee of world's largest private owner of airports