Most notable successes
Preparing a healthcare business for major inward investment, which was achieved on very favourable terms, by working with an extraordinarily demanding and talented CEO.
Helping a partnership re-write its partnership agreement and strategy to incentivise staff without losing the hearts and minds of the, previously resistant, founders.
Opening significant doors at C-level to help a fast-growing tech business hit ambitious growth targets required for future investment, whilst mentoring and advising the young, talented co-founders to hold their ground on strategy.
Originally a Civil Engineer, Avril built an Award Winning Wealth Management business over 20 years from 1986.
After its sale, she spent 3 years as CEO of a global banking recruitment business, leading it through the financial crisis back into strong profitably and subsequently, as NED, oversaw the management buyout.
No one is perfect. But this piece by the Graffiti Artist Mobstr sums me up. I'm good but not perfect - and that means I focus really hard on delivering for clients and am constantly learning.
Avril is a professional who has a wonderful sense of business matters. She is objective, sees through issues and is articulate in her responses.
Her judgement is sound and her ability to listen and absorb is evident. I have the greatest respect for Avril and know that she would contribute on any board - Michael Hacking (CEO)