Giles’ career has been in industry, consulting and the City. He worked in GKN on the successful turnaround of its steel interests, followed by a number of years in finance in BP. He worked in M&A at Schroders and was a strategy consultant at Booz Allen before becoming a director of the WH Smith Group. He subsequently joined the executive committee of Linklaters, producing the strategy that transformed it into a global law firm, later becoming Global Chief Marketing Officer of a French-based multinational firm. Giles is now CEO of software business focused on the veterinary sector. He has an MA in economics from Cambridge University, is a Chartered Management Accountant and has an MBA from London Business School. Member of the Finance Committee.