Mr. Giles Thorley serves as Chief Executive & Board Member at Finance Wales. He also serves as Chairman at Zip World. He serves as Board Member at Incopro. With significant senior management and private-equity investment experience gained from a successful twenty-year career, he is also a business angel. Before joining Finance Wales, Giles was a Partner at private equity firm TDR Capital focusing on deal origination activities. Prior to this he spent 9 years with Punch Taverns - the first year as Chairman, when a consortium of private equity investors owned the business, and then as Chief Executive following the execution of an IPO. Previously he served as the Chief Executive of Unique Pub - created out of Inntrepreneur Pub, a joint venture between Grand Metropolitan and Foster's Brewing Group. Giles was also a founding member of the Principal Finance Group at Nomura International and was involved in a number of acquisitions including Unilease, Phoenix Inns, Angel Trains, Annington Homes and Inntrepreneur Pub. He has held Non-Executive Director roles with Esporta, Ducati, Tragus Holdings, TUI Travel and Matthew Clark Wholesale, is currently acting as consultant/angel investor on a number of business start-ups, and is a long-serving Trustee with the Rona Sailing Project. Giles holds a law degree from the University of London and qualified as a Barrister in 1990. He is a member of the Bar Council of England & Wales.