Board

Nigel Guy, Non-Executive Chairman

Nigel Guy is a Chartered Accountant and has spent the majority of his executive career in private equity where he has over 20 years’ experience. During this time he held leadership positions both in the UK regions and in London, with firms including 3i plc and Baird Capital Partners Europe Limited. Subsequent to this he has developed a portfolio career and has sat on a number of private and public company boards either as Non-Executive Director or Chairman, often representing strategic financial investors. He joined the Management Board of the Partnership as Chairman, shortly after the management buyout in 2010.

Geoffrey Rowley, Chief Executive Officer

Geoff is the Group Chief Executive Officer and is a Certified Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with 30 years’ experience including at firms RSM Robson Rhodes and PKF. Geoff is a Partner in the London Restructuring Advisory team and was joint founder of the business as part of the Vantis plc management buyout in 2010. Outside of management responsibilities his focus is on dealing with corporate restructuring assignments acting for a range of stakeholders including boards, lenders and investors. Recent UK and international assignments have included BHS, Force India Formula One Team, Patisserie Valerie, London Capital & Finance, a significant PFI project arising from the failure of Carillion and most recently Koovs plc.

Jeremy French, Chief Operating Officer

Jeremy is the Chief Operating Officer of the Group. Jeremy is a Chartered Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with more than 35 years’ experience. Jeremy is a joint founder of the business as part of the 2010 Vantis plc management buyout team and has been the Group’s Managing Partner since inception. While Jeremy manages the operations of the Group, a proportion of his time is spent on restructuring engagements and dealing with stakeholders.

Gavin Jones, Chief Financial Officer

Gavin is Chief Financial Officer and is part of the Group’s Management Board. He is responsible for all finance activities, investor relations and supporting the Partners and staff to deliver FRP’s growth strategy. He also oversees a number of the Group’s shared service functions. Gavin previously held executive roles within financial services, including a Divisional CFO at Marsh, Regional Financial Controller at Aon and an Executive Director at ABN AMRO’s Investment Banking division. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Claire Balmforth, Non-Executive Director

Claire joined FRP as a Non-Executive Director in 2020 and is part of the Group’s Management Board. She has extensive operational experience and significant knowledge of leadership and human resources, having worked in FTSE 250 companies including Carpetright, RAC and Tesco. She is currently an independent Non-Executive Director and Remuneration committee chair at both Safestore Holdings plc and Trifast plc, and also sits on the Retail and Remuneration committees for the British Heart Foundation.

David Adams, Non-Executive Director

David has been a Non-Executive Director of the Group since 2010. David spent the majority of his career as a partner in the corporate law team at Travers Smith LLP. Since then David has run his own corporate advisory business and held a number of Non-Executive directorships of private and listed companies. David helped establish the Group’s corporate finance division.

David Chubb, Non-Executive Director

David is a Chartered Accountant and Insolvency Practitioner with experience across a range of sectors. David joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in 2019 following a career in banking at Standard Chartered and Hambros, and as a restructuring Partner at PwC. Spanning a period of over 20 years with PwC, he covered a wide range of insolvency and restructuring cases, with one of his final appointments being as a Special Manager of Carillion. Following retirement as a Partner at PwC, David has undertaken consulting roles and project work for both boards and shareholders of businesses in financial distress.