As a new business owner I would have been lost without Avril’s support, expertise and guidance.
— Maria Aldous - Managing Partner

About Avril


Avril has been many things over the course of her life – a civil engineer, a physics teacher, a financial adviser with her own award-winning business which sold some years ago to a City firm, CEO of a global recruitment firm...


She is now a combination of business adviser, occasional interim for step-change and plural non-exec and chairman.

Along the way she has also qualified as a master NLP practitioner, a hypnotherapist and a Thought Field Therapist – all of which sound off the wall but actually make her more effective than most in working with businesses and the people who run them.



Avril currently has roles with several businesses across a number of sectors, including:


A selection of previous clients:

  • Chairman of A to E Training and Solutions- Resuscitation training for medical and commercial clients.

  • Strategic Advisor to PassFort - Anti-money laundering and Know Your Client (KYC) technology.

  • Board Advisor to Integrity - expert services in conflict, post-conflict and fragile environments

  • Adviser to Kepler Partners - Investment research.

  • Adviser to Security Circle - Cyber security from carbon based training to game changing technologies.

  • Chairman of FACE - Leading cycling events creation and management company in the UK.

  • Board Adviser to Mocoh – Oil trading (London and Geneva).

  • Interim General Manager for Create Health - Natural and mild IVF clinic.

  • Interim COO for Natterbox- Mobile Voice Recording and Business Intelligence solutions.

  • CEO and the NED for Palmarium Group - niche, global recruitment firm - advised on later management buy outs.

  • CEO of Andersen Charnley - Award winning Wealth Manager, -sold to Collins Stewart (now Canaccord).


She is also the ridiculously proud mother of two wildly successful children, David Millar and Fran Millar, and grandmother to the gorgeous Archie, Harvey and Maxine and has written a book about women and work.

Avril Millar 2018

Sector Experience

  • Biotech, Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical

  • Digital & Ecommerce

  • Education

  • Energy

  • Financial Services

  • Recruitment

  • Retail

  • Technology, Telco & Internet

  • NHS & Healthcare

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

  • Insurance

  • Corporate Responsibility


Company Size

  • Start up

  • Early stage

  • Up to £5m t/o

  • £5m - £15m t/o

  • £15m - £50m t/o

  • £50m t/o +

Job Discipline

  • CEO

  • Managing Director

  • Operations Director

  • Sales Director

  • Non-Executive Director/Chairman