Arden Partners plc – Board of Directors
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Interim Chairman
Mark Ansell Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Interim Chairman
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.
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.