Julian is an entrepreneur and private equity investor with significant experience in marketing services.
In 1986 he co-founded Financial Dynamics (now FTI Consulting), one of Europe's largest business communications consultancies, and following its sale in 1999 he became COO of Lighthouse Global Network, with $200m of revenues.
In 2001 he was appointed a Principal at US-based PE firm Lake Capital, responsible for investment activity in the UK - including ownership of the Bray Leino Group.
In 2006 he co-founded Iceni Capital, specialising in UK-based business services companies.
When not working, Julian escapes to the mountains with his
wife (Polly) and those of his
four sons who can handle the pace.
If travel is not an option, he
sails a bit at home in North Norfolk.
Julian is a trustee of The Inspiration Trust (sponsoring Academies and Free Schools in the East of England), and tries to pass on his experience as a Business Mentor for The Prince's Trust.
The Board consists of twelve Directors, three of whom are Non-Executive Directors.
The Non-Executive Directors are Stephen Boyd and Chris Morris and Julian Hanson-Smith