Giles Thorley joined the Finance Wales Group as Chief Executive in April 2016. With significant senior management and private-equity investment experience gained from a successful 20-year career, he is also a Business Angel. Before joining Finance Wales, Giles was a Partner at private equity firm TDR Capital LLP focusing on deal origination activities. Prior to this he spent 9 years with Punch Taverns plc - the first year as Chairman, when a consortium of private equity investors owned the business, and then as Chief Executive following the execution of an IPO. Giles was also a founding member of the Principal Finance Group at Nomura International plc Giles has held Non-Executive Director roles with Esporta, Ducati SpA, Tragus Holdings, TUI Travel plc and Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd and is currently acting as consultant/angel investor on a number of business start-ups.