Crispin Tweddell

Crispin Tweddell

Crispin co-founded Piper and was the inspiration for, and intimately involved in the start-up and growth of Pitcher & Piano which started Piper’s investment activities

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Christopher Curry

Christopher Curry

Chris has over 25 years of experience in private equity. He worked at Citibank in project finance and then in structured finance

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Libby Gibson

Libby Gibson

Libby co-founded Piper in 1986, originally as a consumer-focused strategy consultancy and was intimately involved in the start-up of Pitcher & Piano

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Peter Kemp-Welch

Peter Kemp-Welch

Peter has over 14 years of experience in private equity. He trained as an accountant at KPMG before moving to Electra in 1996.

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Jax Unsworth

Jax Unsworth

Jax has over 25 years of experience in strategy, marketing and business planning gained through a combination of board level consultancy and senior.

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Annabel Feather

Annabel Feather

Annabel graduated from Bristol University and joined McKinsey & Co before commencing her career in marketing.

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Rory Gibbs

Rory Gibbs

Rory has four years of corporate finance experience including advising on both buy side and sell side transactions with private equity.

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Leon Hughes

Leon Hughes

Leon has worked for the last 15 years as a specialist in e-commerce design and development, initially as a consultant working for a wide range of clients

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Yasha Estraikh

Yasha Estraikh

Yasha is an experienced research consultant, having managed qualitative and quantitative methodology projects for a variety of public and private sector clients

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Dan Stern

Dan Stern

Dan has over 10 years of experience in the consumer sector. He joined Piper in September 2013 after four years in the consumer team at 3i.

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Fergus O’Sullivan

Fergus O’Sullivan

Fergus has four years’ experience in private equity and nine years’ experience in financial services

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Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston

Prior to joining Piper, Peter held finance positions at 350 Investment Partners and Carbon Trust.

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Natalie Thwaites

Natalie Thwaites

Natalie is involved in the commercial evaluation of investments and supports investee brands with their customer insight and engagement work.

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Sophie Kilduff

Sophie Kilduff

Sophie joined Piper in 2014, Sophie is responsible for the day to day running of the office, as well as being a PA.

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Amy George

Amy George

Amy joined Piper in 2016, and supporting Sophie with the day to day running of the office, and works as a PA.

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George Thwaites

George Thwaites

George handles Piper’s media profile and supports its portfolio companies on their own PR strategies

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Advisory Panel

Adam Balon

Adam Balon

Adam is a co-founder and director of Innocent Drinks. It was whilst setting up Innocent that Adam first got to know Piper

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Alan Smith

Alan Smith

A seasoned retailer, Alan has served on the Boards of Marks & Spencer, Kingfisher and Mothercare.

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John Brady

John Brady

John Brady has worked with Piper since 1987, when he was at global management consultancy McKinsey & Co.

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Julian Granville

Julian Granville

Julian joined the Piper Advisory Panel having experienced Piper first hand as an investor in Boden.

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Jane O’Riordan

Jane O’Riordan

Jane has extensive knowledge of the leisure space as Managing Director of Yellowwoods, a private equity and venture capital advisory firm.

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