The Woodsford Consulting team

Yves Bonavero - Chairman

Yves was born and educated in Paris. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy and German, as well as an MA, from Oxford University. Yves started his business career at ED&F Man, joining the partnership in 1983 and becoming Group Chief Executive Officer in 1987, aged 34. He retired from the City in his late thirties, and has since held a number of non-executive directorships...

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Mark Spiteri - Managing Director

Mark is an economics graduate from the London School of Economics. He started his career in 1997 at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he trained as a management consultant and was admitted into the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Mark went on to become a manager in the Corporate Finance division of PwC, where he specialised in strategic M&A ...

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Olivier Bonavero - Director

Olly has dual French / British nationality and speaks English, French and German. He was educated at St Paul’s School, London, and Oxford University (The Queen’s College) from which he graduated with honours in 2000. He also holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School. Since 2000, Olly has worked in international finance and trading including stretches in London, New York...

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Thomas Porter - Director

Tom is an economics graduate from the University of Sussex and a CFA charterholder. He joined us in 2008 after four years at Nissan GB. Tom specialises in analysing capital market investments, with a particular focus on multi-asset allocation and fixed income strategies. He is a non-executive director of Woodsford Capital Management Pte Ltd a Singapore based hedge fund, and...

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Jonathan Barnes - Director

Jonathan's family business was cotton spinning in the north-west, but he started his career in the law. He joined City law firm DJ Freeman in 1987 and specialised in commercial property. Clients ranged from the developers of Spitalfields, opposite Liverpool Street station, to overseas institutional investors, entrepreneurial private property companies and listed occupiers.

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Philippe Bonavero - Director

Philippe began his career working for a hedge fund in the City of London. After training as a barrister, he was called to the bar (Middle Temple) in 2008. In the same year he completed his pupilage at 4 King's Bench Walk, where he remains as a tenant. In his work at the bar he specialises in public and administrative law, with a focus on securing the rights of migrants and refugees.

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Mark Coxhead - Managing Director of Woodsford Tradebridge

Mark joined Woodsford in 2012 after a successful international career in Commercial and IT management with Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company. After completing the Siemens Graduate program, Mark was appointed Commercial Director of the Industrial Automation division in Australia where he oversaw a major restructuring program and the integration of the local businesses

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Arnaud Franquin - Associate Consultant

Arnaud holds a Master's Degree in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Marseille, France as well as an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. He is currently completing his CFA qualification. Arnaud joined Woodsford Consulting in 2013 as a Financial Analyst where he has specialised in fixed income, credit assessment and financial analysis.

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Louise Harris - Associate Consultant

Louise joined in 2019 from Investment Consulting at JLT where she focussed on client asset allocation and alternative asset manager research. She holds a BSc. in Neuroscience from Barts and The London School of Medicine and is currently studying for her CFA Charterholder.

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The Business Infrastructure Team