Board

Penny Judd, Non-Executive Chair

Penny joined FRP in 2024 as the Company’s Chair with over 35 years’ experience in Compliance, Regulation, Corporate Finance and Audit, and currently serves as a non-executive director for a number of other AIM-listed companies. From 2016 to 2021 Penny was Non-Executive Chair at Plus500 Ltd, a FTSE 250 retail CFD provider, overseeing the company’s move from AIM to a premium listing on the Main Market. Prior to this, Penny was EMEA Head of Compliance at UBS Investment Bank and Nomura International plc, where she also acted as Managing Director. Penny also acted as Head of Equity Markets at the London Stock Exchange, worked in Corporate Finance at Cazenove and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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.

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.

Kathryn Fleming, Non-Executive Director

Kathryn joined FRP in 2023 and is part of the Group’s Management Board. She has extensive operational experience and significant knowledge of strategy, finance, transformation, technology and global operations within professional services firms. She has held Board and Executive positions across leading global law firms, and is currently Chief Financial Officer and Board member of Control Risks, a global risk consultancy helping leaders manage risk and create opportunities in a volatile world. Kathryn is also a Non-Executive Director and chair of Audit and remuneration committee for Seerist inc. who provide augmented analytics technology for security and threat intelligence professionals. She also has sector experience of retail, technology and automotive having held senior finance positions at Marks and Spencer, Johnson Controls and BT.