Lord Leitch was appointed Chairman of the FNZ Group Board in July 2013. Lord Leitch is currently Chairman of Bupa, Chairman of Intrinsic Financial Services, Non-Executive Director of Old Mutual Wealth, and member of the House of Lords.
Previously, Lord Leitch was Deputy Chairman of Lloyds Banking Group plc, Chairman of Scottish Widows plc, Senior Independent Director at United Business Media plc, Chairman and Chief Executive Zurich Financial Services UK, Ireland, South Africa and Asia Pacific, and Chairman of the Association of British Insurers.
Lord Leitch has a deep and broad knowledge of insurance and financial services gained over 45 years as a senior executive in a number of major international businesses.
Adrian is the founder and CEO of FNZ and has overseen the development of the company since it started in 2004. He is currently based in the company’s London office.
Prior to founding FNZ, he worked as an equity analyst for what at the time was Credit Suisse NZ now First NZ Capital.
Adrian has a BSc (Hons 1st Class) in physics and mathematics, and a BMus in performance piano, both from Victoria University Wellington.
Vivienne became CFO in July 2014, having previously worked as Finance Director at both Celtic & Co and at Hunter Boot.
She brings over 15 years of experience to FNZ, having worked previously with high-growth, high-profile private equity backed companies in the branded, technology and financial services sectors.
In addition to an excellent track record of strategic financial planning and departmental management, Vivienne has a broad skill set that includes prior technical and data management experience in addition to business development.
Vivienne has a first class degree in Physics and studied Non-Linear Fluid Dynamics as a post-graduate at Oxford University.
John Bernstein was appointed to the FNZ Group Board in March 2012. John is Managing Director of General Atlantic, joining in 2008 to head the firm’s European operations, which includes offices in London and Munich. Based in GA’s London office, he is responsible for the firm’s investments in EMEA, including Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, Turkey and the Middle East. He is a member of the firm’s Executive and Investment Committees and serves on the boards of MeteoGroup, Hyperion Insurance Group and Studio Moderna.
Before joining GA, John served as a partner at Advent International, where he led the European telecom and technology investment practice.
John holds an M.A. in economics and law from Downing College, Cambridge University, and qualified as a barrister. He is a member of the Africa Advisory Council of The Nature Conservancy and a board member of the NamibRand Nature Reserve in Namibia.
Andrew Given was appointed to the FNZ Group Board in July 2013. Andrew is Senior Vice President of General Atlantic’s global Resources Group, and provides financial expertise to the firm and its portfolio companies with a focus on GA's investments in Europe.
Prior to joining GA in 2011, Andrew was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Transaction Services Group in London. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating and delivering deal advisory services to a number of major private equity investors, including GA. He also led PwC's Telecoms, Media and Technology industry group and completed two-year assignments in New York and Zurich.
Andrew holds an M.A. in Engineering from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University.
Carl Harring was appointed to the FNZ Group Board in October 2015. Carl is Managing Director, U.K. of H.I.G. and has a long and successful private equity experience, having completed transactions ranging from LBOs to restructurings and credit investments across industry sectors, with a particular focus on business services and healthcare.
Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Carl held senior positions at HgCapital and Apax Partners, where he led several successful investments across Europe. Before that, he worked as a Strategy Consultant in London for Marakon Associates.
Carl received a Graduate Diploma in Business and Strategy from the London School of Economics, a MSc in Molecular Medicine and a BSc in Molecular Biology from University of Lund, Sweden.
Neil McIlroy was appointed to the FNZ Group Board in June 2016. Neil is a Principal at H.I.G. Capital in London focused on growth equity, leveraged buy-out and distressed investments in Europe having completed a number of successful transactions across industry sectors, with a particular focus on Industrials and Technology.
Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Neil was at Cinven, a pan-European private equity fund, where he was a member of the Industrials and Healthcare teams. Before that, he was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley in London concentrating on mergers and acquisitions.
Neil received a MSc in Finance with Distinction from the Queens University Belfast and a First Class BA Honors in Business Studies from the University of Ulster.
Gregor Stewart was appointed to the FNZ Group Board in August 2015 and the UK Board in January 2016.
He is a non-executive director of Alliance Trust plc and Intrinsic Financial Services and acts as a professional adviser to international financial services groups.
Previously, he was Finance Director for the Insurance Division of Lloyds Banking Group PLC from 2009 to 2012 and a member of Lloyds Banking Group's Finance Board and Senior Asset & Liability Committee. He joined Ernst & Young in 1985, where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988, and became a partner in 1999. His career at Ernst & Young spanned 23 years with a principal focus on investment management and insurance through audit, advisory and M&A transactions.
Gregor has a B.Acc. from the University of Glasgow. He is Honorary Treasurer for the charity International Alert.