Since May 2007 Angela has worked as an independent director and advisor to
private companies and private equity. She has 3 non executive Chairman roles:
Huntswood CTC, the leading provider of outsourced customer services and
consultancy to the financial services industry, Ansel Group, a Bridgepoint
backed operator of low secure and locked rehabilitation facilities for the care
of adults with personality disorder and complex needs and Fishawack
Communications Group, a full service medical communications agency with teams in
the UK, Switzerland and USA. She is also an independent director of Sembcorp
Bournemouth Water, a regulated UK water utility owned by Sembcorp plc, on the
investment committee of Altitude Partners LLP, a specialist private equity
investor in SME businesses based in Southern England, the Regional Chairman for
Coutts & Co in the Solent region and a Trustee for Sherborne Foundation which
raises funds for Sherborne School.
Angela spent 18 years working in private
equity at 3i having joined in 1989 after qualifying as an ACA at PWC. Her final
role at 3i was as a partner in 3i’s Growth Capital business managing the UK
portfolio. Angela has extensive experience of business and financial services,
healthcare, travel and aviation, media and consumer and infrastructure.
Born in 1963, David graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic with a degree in
Economics in 1986 and began his career with Thames Valley Police
In 1989 he moved into recruitment, working first with Hays Accountancy Personnel
in South East England and, subsequently, with Douglas Llambias Associates in
London. In 1996 he co-founded his own recruitment consultancy, Huntswood. In
1999 the business expanded its services and now trades as a business process
outsourcer, specialising in the provision of resource-based solutions to address
governance, risk management and compliance requirements primarily in the UK
financial services sector. The
group's services further expanded in 2008, with the creation of
Conduit People Management, an
‘umbrella company’ to make more use of the back office services that exists in
In 2004 David led the sale of 30% of Huntswood to 3i. In 2009 he entered into an
agreement to buy back the shares which was completed in the summer of 2011.
Following this transaction and the buyout of David's co-founder the group is
today owned by David and a number of his fellow colleagues.
In autumn 2005 David was named the national ‘Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year’
in the Ernst & Young / Sunday Times / Coutts Awards. In November 2007, David was
named ‘Best Chief Executive’ at the Industry Awards Ceremony which recognises
outstanding service to compliance and regulation. The ‘Best Chief Executive
Award’, sponsored by Deloitte, is presented each year to a Chief Executive who
has ‘excelled in leading their business in a manner that is compliant,
profitable and enlightened’.
Having run Huntswood
since 1996 David stood down as its CEO in November 2011 and became Deputy
Chairman. He made 2012 a gap year and, with a friend, visited 31 countries;
travelling 140,000 miles in the year.
Today his other business interests include
running his own investment and trading group, Havisham Assets Limited.
This has just acquired the majority of Astbury Marsden, a London based
recruitment consultancy with offices is Singapore and Hong Kong -
David is now Chairman of Astbury Marsden.
Additionally, he is an investor in JSCsport - a
relations and sponsorship company and in OneSixty - a
telecommunications firm. He is also mentor to two brothers setting up their own
business. David is also backing a building project near where he lives to build new homes.
David is a strong proponent of social media and is actively taking part in a
study on the commercial benefits of corporate social networking by posting
updates on life as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Follow David on Twitter
In an interview with The Sunday Times David was described as:
"A business professional with significant entrepreneurial experience of
starting up businesses and growing them to maturity".
David has said "my
business mentor taught me - in the Weinstock tradition - business is like a
bucket, at the end of each day there needs to be more money in the bucket than
at the beginning of the day: cash is king".
In his business experience David
- Built effective management teams to support and lead businesses
- Pitched to and sold to private equity / venture capital
- Secured £11million capital replacement deal with 3i and negotiated the buyback
- Negotiated the financial restructure and acquisition of a company
- Strong client relationship and customer delivery background
David says his business philosophy and
achievements are based on:
- Providing business with strong leadership with
- Making business flexible and nimble to meet the demands of
- Ensuring an unrivalled track record of delivery to customers
- Remembering that as well as customers, delivery and profit - business is about
people and their careers and families - which to some extent means making work
'fun' for everyone engaged in the business
- Being able to make hard decisions,
like cost reductions, which may conflict with other goals
Outside his professional life David works with and supports charities. He is working with HRH The Prince of Wales,
providing Him support in a number of areas. At Dumfries House in Scotland, His Royal Highness has made David a Trustee.
As well as working on the Trust, David is overseeing the development of 600 new homes next to the
Dumfries House Estate at Knockroon and thanks to David's personal
donation the Trust has started the restoration of the estate's four and a half acre
walled garden, the largest in Scotland.
In addition David is working with The Prince's Foundation for Building Community
and is a Director of The Foundation's commercial arm Communities Capital Limited.
David is a Patron of both The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract and of the
NSPCC 'FULL STOP' Campaign. He is also a keen supporter of The National
Osteoporosis Society. He supports the education of individuals through his
personal charitable trust, The Havisham Trust.
He is an enthusiast of horse
racing over the 'flat' and has five horses in training with Andrew Balding
(Kingsclere stables) - 'Mime Dance', 'Bishop of Ruscombe', 'mymatechris', 'Pool
House' and 'Knockroon'.
His other interests include ballet, opera, swimming,
cars and learning to play the piano. He is a member of the
Reform Club, Groucho Club and Annabel's.
John is a special advisor to Huntswood providing the latest insight on
consumer issues and regulatory changes. He is a former Chairman of the
FSA's Consumer Panel and is a non-executive director of the Gas and
Electricity Markets Authority. He was appointed by the Treasury as a
Commissioner to the Equitable Life Commission and was a member of the
Treasury's Retail Financial Services Group.
He was a non-executive director of the Financial Ombudsman Service and holds a number of director
roles in the corporate and charity sectors. Previously a BBC presenter, he is now a respected commentator on financial services.
Chief Executive Officer
Craig joined Huntswood in 2002 as Head of Transformation where he was
charged with managing the large scale transformation of new business from
Huntswood's sales to delivery functions, before taking on the role of
Commercial Manager; managing a team that looked after Huntswood's
key strategic accounts. In 2007 Craig was appointed to the Board as
Commercial Director where he was responsible for all aspects of the
Group’s commercial activity, spanning all sales, marketing and proposition-led initiatives. During this period the Group’s commercial activities more than tripled in size.
In 2009, Craig became the Group’s Chief Operating Officer where he took on the additional responsibility of overseeing three business units; Customer Services, advisory and People Learning & Development, an increase in leadership responsibility of 40 FTE.
Building on this strong track record, Craig was appointed as Huntswood Chief Executive on 1 December 2011, succeeding the firm’s owner David Brownlow, with chief responsibility for setting the company’s strategic direction and entering new markets.
In addition to being CEO of Huntswood, Craig is Group COO of the Huntswood Group and a Non-Executive Director of Conduit People Management and Conduit Accounting Services.
Prior to this, Craig worked at Deloitte (CSL) managing a section of their outsourcing business to the financial services sector. Before Deloitte's, Craig worked at Prudential, where he spent 13 years in senior roles in compliance, pensions and customer services.
Craig is married with a young family and when time permits follows most sports.
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed to the Board in 2010 as Group Finance Director, Matthew is
responsible for all Group financial and legal aspects of the business.
Having joined Huntswood in 2007, Matthew has previously held the
positions of Head of Commercial Finance and also Group Financial Controller.
In addition to his current role Matthew is also a Board member and
Finance Director of Conduit People Management, an ‘umbrella’ company providing temporary staffing requirements to third
party specialist recruitment agencies.
Having graduated from Aston University in 2000 with a degree in finance and management, Matthew started his career with
PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a chartered accountant working within the Assurance and Business Advisory Service.
He subsequently moved into industry and has since gained a wealth of financial and commercial experience working within senior
roles for EDS, O2 Airwave and Virgin Media prior to joining Huntswood.
Charles is an experienced corporate adviser having held a number of senior
roles at NatWest / Royal Bank of Scotland, including secondment to
government and head of corporate banking in the Thames Valley.
Charles brings with him a range of proven leadership skills, change
management experience and team-based performance improvement
He is Chairman of Clydesdale Bank, Milton Keynes and Chilterns Regions and a partner in Keystone Employment Agency LLP. He is the Independent Chairman of the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board and a member of Buckinghamshire County Council’s Standards Committee.
A qualified accountant, Tim Moynihan was previously Finance Director of
four of Hays' recruitment businesses. Since leaving Hays in 1998, Tim has
specialised as a non-executive director and advisor to fast growing
recruitment and professional services businesses. These include
Techpartners, Directorbank and Trinity Group Holdings. Currently he is
non-Executive chairman of Change Recruitment Group and Astbury Marsden.