About Gerry

Gerry Brown is a Chairman of NovaQuest Capital Management, a Private Equity firm focused on Life Sciences; he is also a Board Mentor for Critical Eye, a Council Member of Exeter University and heads up G Brown Associates.

He was also Chairman of NFT Ltd a MBO from Northern Foods funded by Phoenix Equity and was Senior Independent Director of Keller plc a global construction services company.


He was an Independent Director of Quintiles; a global pharmaceutical outsourcing company from 1998 until 2010. He was firstly a Main Board Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and subsequently from 2003 Chairman of the EMEA Business.


He was Chairman of Biocompatibles International plc a medical technology company focused on drug device combination products for use in oncology and cardiology until its acquisition by BTG in 2011.



He was the Senior Independent Director at Forth Ports plc until its acquisition by an Infrastructure Fund in 2011.He represented 3i on the Board of Vantec Corporation a MBO from Nissan in Japan until the very successful exit.


He then represented the purchaser for the Japanese bank Mizuho. He was Chairman of U-POL Ltd, a business funded by Graphite Private Equity and concerned with the manufacturing and distribution of products for the repair of damaged vehicles until it was sold to ABM Amro.


He was a Director of CH Jones, a private company focused on Fuel Management and Information Systems until the very successful trade sale. He was also a Non Executive Director of Michael Gerson Ltd representing the Bank of Scotland and of Datrontech plc, an international distributor of computer products.


Prior to his career as a Chairman/ Independent Director he was for many years an international senior business executive working in supply chain management covering a variety of market sectors. He served as Operations Director of Exel plc (now DHL) was a Board member of TDG plc and latterly was Chairman of Europe for Tibbett and Britten plc.


He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is a member of the Council of Exeter University and Chair of the Audit Committee and also Chair of the Fundraising Board. He is an Associate of Critical Eye and is involved in mentoring Chief Executives. He is author of 'The Independent Director' recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. He is Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School and is working with Professor Kakabadse on a major study into the role of Independent Directors in Health, Education, Sport and Charities. He is a mentor for European Women on Boards. He is a member of the Advisory Board on Corporate Governance of the Institute of Directors.

Mr Brown is married with 5 children and was educated in England at Exeter and Reading Universities and the London Business School.




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