Julian Hanson-Smith (Partner)

An entrepreneur and private equity investor, formerly a Principal at Lake Capital, a US-based private equity firm specialising in the business services sector, responsible for investment activity in the UK between 2001-5.In 1986 he co-founded Financial Dynamics, a company he built to become one of Europe's pre-eminent consultancies specialising in business communications for corporate clients. He led an MBO of the company and, in 1999, its successful sale. In 2005 he co-founded Iceni capital where he created Stockwell Communications from inception and which he continues to Chair. He has a number of other directorships and investments within the media sector.