Andrew founded the firm and brings over 20 years of financial, corporate and political communications experience to Greenbrook. He started his career working on political campaigns in both the UK and United States and was formerly a UK Government Special Advisor.
Over the last two decades he has worked on numerous communications campaigns and advised companies including British Airways, Goldman Sachs, RBS and News Corporation. Andrew has developed leading expertise in advising global investment businesses on all areas of communications and risk management.
He is an expert on issues such as exit and investment activity, fundraising, partnership issues, advice to portfolio companies, tax investigations, judicial inquiries, and civil/criminal proceedings. Prior to founding the business in February 2012, Andrew was a member of the Executive Committee at News UK (News International), advising the company following the phone hacking crisis.
Simon joined Greenbrook as an Advisor in March 2017, bringing extensive knowledge of the financial and private equity sectors. His previous positions have included Communications Secretary to HM Queen Elizabeth II, advisor to former Prime Minister John Major, senior roles at Reuters and British Airways and Chief Executive of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.
Following five years as the Director General of the Institute of Directors, Simon has been appointed as a senior non-executive in the UK Government’s new Department for International Trade.
Simon was awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Year Honours list.
David joined Greenbrook as an Advisor in 2014. Until recently, he was Vice Chairman of Knight Vinke, one of Europe’s largest and best known activist investment firms. He now acts as an advisor to a number of entities on shareholder engagement and corporate governance. He holds a variety of non-executive and advisory roles including being a Member of Council at the Institute of Directors as well as being an investor in, and Non-Executive Director of, an unquoted technology company.
Prior to his current roles, David has had a 25-year career in investment banking and financial communications. He spent 16 years at Morgan Stanley in senior posts in equity sales and investment banking in Europe and Asia and was latterly a London-based Managing Director in Equity Capital Markets and Head of Corporate Broking.
David also spent six years at one of London’s leading capital markets communications advisory firms where he advised many of the firm’s most significant relationships on complex capital markets communications. He graduated from Cambridge University, with a degree in Economics.
Gina has experience advising both listed and private companies across a range of sectors, including the alternative investment space, on their financial and corporate communications. She has particular experience in managing the communications strategies for fundraisings, transactions, new listings/fund launches, profile-raising campaigns, reputational issues and crises.
Gina has also had experience in complementary disciplines, including digital marketing and stakeholder communications. Gina graduated from the University of Bristol with an Honours degree in Archaeology and Anthropology in 2013.
Fanni is part of Greenbrook’s associate team and works with a number of private equity and hedge fund clients.
She joined Greenbrook from a financial communications firm where she worked for a number of international clients in the financial services sector. She previously undertook roles at an institution under the auspices of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in China, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hungary.
Fanni studied International Relations in Budapest and, having received two government scholarships, spent two years studying in China. She is a native Hungarian speaker and has advanced knowledge of Mandarin and Italian, as well as a working knowledge of French.
Georgiana brings over 13 years’ experience in corporate and financial communications. She specialises in managing reputations for the investment industry and has advised a broad range of firms in the UK and internationally on issues including reputation management, fundraisings and launches, litigation, management succession, transactions and digital communications.
She also has significant crisis communications and issues management experience, handling situations for both b2b and consumer-focused clients over the years.
She previously held a senior role in the communications team at leading private equity firm Apax Partners, where she was responsible for internal and external communications globally.
Prior to this, Georgiana was a Director at PR agency Citigate Dewe Rogerson, advising a broad range of clients from start-ups to multinationals.
Clare works across a number of Greenbrook’s private equity and hedge fund clients with a particular focus on real estate. She joined the firm from global communications firm FTI Consulting, where she focused on advising real estate, private equity and financial services clients and gained experience of working on IPOs, M&A transactions, proactive profile raising campaigns and issues management.
Prior to this, Clare worked as an investment analyst for a global asset management firm, having graduated in 2012 with an Honours Degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Manchester.
Matthew joined Greenbrook after a career as a leading business journalist, where he reported on some of the most significant business issues over the past two decades. Most recently he was a senior correspondent at The Sunday Times, where he spent 13 years reporting on industries including private equity, leisure, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.
Prior to this, he was part of the launch team of Sunday Business, spending four years on the dedicated business newspaper, having previously worked in magazines dedicated to the legal profession. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Leeds.
John joined Greenbrook after graduating from BPP Law School with a distinction in his Legal Practice Course, with a focus on M&A, debt finance and Intellectual property. John also holds a LLB Law degree (with honours) from the University of Sussex.
Prior to graduating, John completed placements within the legal teams at Tyco International and MHHP LLP, where he specialised in commercial contracts, commercial property and commercial litigation. John also founded an online news outlet for young professionals in 2014.
John is part of Greenbrook’s associate team, working across a number of the firm’s private equity and hedge fund clients.
Samantha was part of the team that founded Greenbrook in January 2012. In her role as Business Manager, Sam oversees the daily corporate operations including; human resources, internal communications, accounts, marketing, events and project management.
Sam previously spent four years at MF Global, a US-based brokerage firm, as an Associate in the Corporate Communications team covering Europe and Asia. In this role, she was responsible for corporate events, internal communications and market commentary.
Sam was also an Assistant to Jon Corzine, former President and CEO of MF Global.
Edward works across a number of Greenbrook’s private equity and hedge fund clients. He has experience advising international investment management firms on a wide variety of matters, including: profile development, messaging, content development, reputation management, internal communications, social media, visual identity, issues management and public affairs.
Edward joined the firm from a global advocacy agency where he worked with investment management and broader financial services clients. Prior to this, he worked for a communications agency specialising in alternative investment management. Edward graduated in 2011 with an Honours Degree in Politics and Philosophy from The University of Exeter.
Alex has considerable experience in corporate, financial and digital communications, with a specialism in the private equity and investment sectors. He has advised on numerous M&A transactions and a variety of special situations and complex issues, including corporate and sovereign debt restructurings, challenging fundraises, and litigation.
Previously, Alex was a Senior Analyst at Preqin, the world’s leading alternative assets research house. He also worked in the Financial and Professional Services practice at Capital MSL, where he advised a wide range of international clients, including traditional and alternative asset managers, family offices, law firms and banks.
He holds an MA in Medieval History from the University of York.
Helena joined Greenbrook from the Italian Insider, the oldest English language newspaper in Rome. Prior to this, she has worked for Third Bridge Intelligence, as a copywriter for the G-20Y Summit in Evian, France, and as a journalist for the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press in Washington D.C.
Helena graduated from the University of Exeter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ancient History and was elected to oversee all 250 societies at the University.
She is part of Greenbrook’s associate team, working with a number of private equity and hedge fund clients.
James has over 11 years’ experience in corporate and financial communications in both the UK and Middle East. He specialises in advising financial and professional services firms of all sizes on the ongoing management, protection and promotion of their corporate reputation.
James has extensive experience in advising on corporate communications programmes around transactions, firm and fund launches, restructurings, management succession and digital communications, as well as issues management including supply chain breakdown, litigation, fraud and tax investigations.
James has accrued diverse sector experience during his career, advising both listed and private companies from the financial and professional services, telecoms, energy and retail industries. Between 2009 and 2012 James was based in the Middle East (Dubai / Abu Dhabi), advising clients across the GCC region on both their PR and IR activities.
Nikolina is an Executive Assistant, supporting the team and client accounts. Previously, she worked at Oxford University Endowment Management where she was responsible for providing administrative and communications support to the COO and Investment Team.
Nikolina also worked for the University of Oxford’s Development Office supporting the Deputy Director in fundraising and portfolio management internationally. She gained experience in business development and marketing from her time at the economics consultancy firm, Oxera.
Nikolina has a BA in European Media Studies and an MA in European Law & Policy from the University of Portsmouth. She is a native Serbo-Croat speaker with fluency in Greek.
Daniel joined Greenbrook from peer-to-peer lender MarketInvoice, where he was a member of the communications team. He joined the fintech start-up from university and was responsible for handling media relations and public affairs, including supporting several rounds of venture capital fundraising.
He graduated from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature & Language. At university he contributed to and edited a student newspaper, and was his college’s representative at the student union body.
Daniel is part of Greenbrook’s associate team, working across a number of the firm’s private equity and hedge fund clients.
Matthieu has leading experience in all aspects of financial and corporate communications including transactions, fundraising, profile-raising and issues management. He has a particularly strong understanding of investment firms, private equity, portfolio companies and related situations.
He previously worked for private equity firm Permira, where he was a member of the external affairs team with responsibility for communications across Europe, Asia and North America, and global law firm Latham & Watkins, where he looked after UK communications with a specific focus on the private equity, M&A, capital markets and finance practices. He began his career in political communications before joining a financial communications firm, where he advised FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies.
Matthieu is a native French speaker and holds an MPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford.
Ryan is part of Greenbrook’s associate team, working across a number of Greenbrook’s hedge fund, private equity and private debt clients. He has experience of a broad range of issues, including transactions, fundraising, high-profile investment positions, fund/strategy launches, secondaries transactions, and litigation.
Ryan joined Greenbrook following roles at Allianz Global Assistance and within the charity sector. He graduated from the University of Durham with an Honours degree in Politics, with a particular focus on international relations theory and international security.
Rob specialises in advising hedge funds and activist investors. He advises on a broad range of issues, including AUM growth strategies, activist investment campaigns, high-profile investment positions, new launches, succession planning, litigation issues and digital communications.
Rob joined Greenbrook shortly after the firm was founded, having graduated from Jesus College, Oxford with an MSc in Evidence-based Social Policy. He was Head of Media and Communications at the Oxford Union.
Rob also holds a First Class BSc in Business Administration from the University of Bath.
James joined Greenbrook after graduating from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with Spanish, during which he spent a year living and studying in Pamplona, Spain.
Prior to graduating, James completed placements at Brunswick Group, DLA Piper, and HSBC. As a keen cyclist, he has also organised and taken part in a number of independent charity cycling events.
James is part of Greenbrook’s associate team, working across a number of private equity and hedge fund clients.