Non-Executive Director/Chairman


An Entrepreneurial Chartered Accountant with a career of sustained, creative, detailed and solution orientated achievement, at senior levels, in both large and smaller organisations in the Private & Public Sectors, frequently acting as negotiator and dealmaker, Chairman or Non Executive Director. Positions have ranged from the establishment, turnaround or growth of SMEs to total P&L responsibility for businesses with investments in the region of £500m employing up to 1,500staff. Wide and varied experience in both Financial and Project Management. Based in Gloucestershire, regularly working in London and elsewhere.

Able, Diplomatic and Expressive Communicator – written or verbal (Fluent in English since school with later political experience);
Empathetic Listener and Mentor (as a longstanding London Magistrate, Non Executive Chairman & Trustee); Experienced Negotiator and dealmaker – with an understanding of legal contracts (30 years in the Property Industry);
Sound Judgement, Integrity & Common Sense (London Magistrate); Energetic and Inclusive Leader (brief spell in the Territorial Army and later Commercial Helicopter Pilot);
Decisive Independent Thinker – with integrity – steady, and tough when necessary (as an Entrepreneur); Persistent Questioner (from a deep interest in other people and their welfare);
Forensic Planner & Completer Finisher (from training as a Chartered Accountant); Finder of Creative Solutions in all parties’ best interest (from years in driving SMEs);
Good Sense of Humour (from experience of life);
Long experience of Auditing, Governance and Compliance in a widely diverse range of organisations (Chartered Accountancy training,
Audit practice and Statutory Compliance, and time at English Churches Housing Group);
Expertise in SME start ups turnarounds and growth to Corporate Governance in larger organisations (SMEs and English Churches Housing Group);
Marketing Strategy – experience online and offline (involvement in SMEs’Marketing programmes);
Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Retail property expert – both as Investor and Developer (30 years in the Sector);
Corporate, Property and Project finance raiser (raising funding for Property Investment and Development, and for SMEs).


  • Advertising, Marketing & PR
  • Building and Maintenance
  • Digital & Ecommerce
  • Property & Construction
  • Technology, Telco & Internet
  • Sport, Leisure & Travel
  • Accountancy
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Business Transformation
  • Hospitality


  • Finance Director/CFO
  • CEO
  • Managing Director
  • Operations Director
  • Non-Executive Director/Chairman
  • Marketing Director/CMO


  • Start up
  • Early stage
  • Up to £5m t/o
  • £5m - £15m t/o


Non Executive Director Standon Calling Ltd September 2014 - Ongoing Well Established Music Festival in the course of expansion. See
Managing Partner Hutton Wood Moodie LLP August 2014 - Ongoing The Partners bring years of global experience in Brand Management, Marketing, Finance and Law, enabling HWM to add a unique, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary scope to projects from the US, UK, and Europe through to China.
Principal Edward Wood & Company July 2008 - Ongoing Advising a range of clients mainly, but not exclusively, on corporate start ups or reconstructions. See
Chairman of the Trustees The Oxton Estate December 2006 - Ongoing Diverse Rural Estate – incorporating Agricultural Management, Real Estate, Green Waste Management, Golf Course & Natural Burials
CEO / Financial Director/ Chairman Various Property Companies December 1976 - December 2011
Consultant AXA Sunlife December 1999 - December 2000
CEO English Churches Housing Group December 1998 - December 1999
Joint Managing Director and Founder MFH Helicopters Ltd December 1987 - December 1997
Chartered Accountant Turquands Barton Mayhew/ Ernst & Whinney December 1973 - December 1980