Arden Partners plc – Board of Directors
Luke Johnson Non-Executive Chairman
Luke is the Chairman of private equity house Risk Capital Partners LLP and holds numerous Board positions across a diverse range of sectors. Former business interests include the Chairmanship of Channel 4 Television Corporation from 2004 to 2010 and Pizza Express, where he grew the business from 12 owned restaurants to over 250 in a six year period. Luke holds Board positions in a number of charities and interest groups and is Chairman of The Institute of Cancer Research; Chairman of StageOne, the national campaign in support of entrepreneurship and Chairman of Career Colleges, an organisation planning 40 vocational colleges for 14-19 year olds.
Chief Executive Officer
Donald Brown Chief Executive Officer
Donald is a senior investment banking executive with over 25 years' experience of working in the small cap and mid cap broking sector. Most recently he was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Canada and previously held senior positions at Collins Stewart and Evolution Securities. He has specialist knowledge of fundraisings at primary and secondary levels and many years' experience of advising CEOs and boards across a wide range of industries on corporate strategies within the public and private markets.
James Reed-Daunter Executive Director
James is a Business Economics and Accountancy graduate of Southampton University. He joined Albert E Sharp in 1992 in their private clients unit working on the unit trust and fund management desk. In 1995 he moved to become an equity sales director selling small-mid cap stocks to UK investing institutions. James is a founding partner of Arden from inception, joining in 2002 as Head of Equity sales, and served as CEO from 2012 to 2017. He is now Head of ECM and looks after several key client relationships.
Mark Ansell Non-Executive Director
Mark is a Chartered Accountant and has significant experience as a business consultant and director involved in strategic and corporate finance advice and in management and leadership roles. Mark has previously held senior roles in many organisations including being the Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of Aston Villa plc, Interim Chief Executive of Marketing Birmingham and as a Senior Partner and Partner in charge of Corporate Finance of Deloitte in Birmingham and the Midlands.