Board

Nigel Guy, Non-Executive Chairman

Nigel Guy joined FRP Advisory LLP as Chairman shortly after the management buyout completed in 2010 and became Chairman of FRP Advisory Group plc on the IPO in March 2020. Nigel is a Chartered Accountant and has spent the majority of his executive career in private equity. 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. He has subsequently developed a portfolio career and has sat on a number of both private and public company boards as a Non-Executive Director or more frequently as Chairman, often representing financial investors.

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, 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 joined the business in June 2020, having formerly 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 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. Subsequently, 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 joined the business as an independent Non-Executive Director in 2019 and became a Non-Executive Director of FRP Advisory Group plc in March 2020.  He worked in banking at Standard Chartered and Hambros, and then in restructuring at PwC.  Spanning a period of over 20 years with PwC, he lead 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 a wide variety of businesses in the middle market and has taken board appointments where appropriate. David is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a qualified insolvency practitioner although he no longer holds a licence to take appointments.