The Swan Partners Team

Our team are professional, commercially focused, pragmatic and will work flexibly with you to get the job done.

The Swan Partners team have an average of 14 years experience from both advisory and corporate backgrounds.

We have worked across a variety of sectors on over 450 transactions and special projects for a range of small, midcap, listed, PE backed corporate and public sector bodies with aggregate deal value of c.£21bn

We work hand in hand with management teams to provide insightful commercial and financial information.

We understand both the requirements of stakeholders and constraints of your business and have a common sense, hands on approach.

Aasha Tailor

Aasha Tailor

Manager

Aasha is a finance professional with 9 years experience in corporate transactions, operational advisory, restructuring and audit.  She has worked on buy side, sell side and refinancing transactions as well as operational improvement projects. 

Prior to Swan Partners, Aasha qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG.

Adriana Deegan

Adriana Deegan

Director

Adriana has over 21 years experience as a commercial accountant (CGMA).

She has worked within a range of industries undertaking a variety of roles including operational improvements, group reporting and consolidations, procurement, contract negotiation, M&A and refinancing.

Andrew Lentin

Andrew Lentin

Partner

Andrew is a senior finance professional with 28 years experience in corporate transactions, accounting and consultancy.

As a qualified accountant he has worked on capital markets and private equity backed transactions as well as delivering and business improvement across the public and private sectors.

Before joining the team, Andrew qualified at PWC whilst working in audit and transaction services

Cat Morton

Cat Morton

Manager

Cat manages business development, client relationship and marketing activities for the company. She has over 9 years experience in professional services in both business development and client delivery roles.

Prior to joining Swan Partners Cat spent 4 years at Grant Thornton advising CEOs of mid-market businesses on growth strategy.

Tel: +44 (0) 7341 924 763

Charlie Scott

Charlie Scott

Consultant

Charlie has 4 years’ experience working with a cross section of clients from mid-cap companies to PE backed and privately owned businesses.

He has supported clients on a variety of projects, including transactional support, operational improvement and financial analysis including the use of data analytic tools.

Before joining Swan Partners, Charlie qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG where he worked in the Financial Services Assurance practice, for a variety of businesses across sectors.

Deborah Frost

Deborah Frost

Consultant

Deborah is a qualified accountant (ACA) with 7 years’ experience across a range of sectors, providing commercial analysis and financial modelling expertise for sell-side, buy-side and refinancing deals as well as operational modelling support.

Prior to joining Swan Partners, Deborah qualified at Smith & Williamson LLP where she worked in the Assurance department and then the Forensic Services department

Demola Aofolaju

Demola Aofolaju

Consultant

Demola is a qualified accountant (ACMA) with over 5 years’ experience across a variety of roles within finance and accounting.

Before joining Swan Partners, he worked in a variety of finance roles at Network Rail, including business partnering and operational improvement. He also spent a period of time working within the Internal Audit function of Crédit Agricole.

Edward McAlone

Edward McAlone

Consultant

Edward is a qualified accountant (CA) with 5 years’ experience of providing support for buy side, sell side, operational improvement, refinancing and capital market transactions as well as undertaking commercial analysis.

Before joining Swan Partners, Edward worked in audit at Ernst & Young where he qualified. 

Eva Mulligan

Eva Mulligan

Director

Eva manages business development and client relationships for the company.  She has 20 years experience and prior to joining Swan Partners was focussed on professional services, financial services and technology.  Eva also holds an MBA from Henley Business School.

Tel: +44 (0)7983 124 009

Heidi Woodhams

Heidi Woodhams

Senior Consultant

Heidi has 6 years of experience working in financial transactions, commercial analysis as well as operational support.

Prior to joining Swan Partners, Heidi qualified as a Chartered Accountant at RSM where she worked in the financial modelling team focusing on building and reviewing operational and transactional models.

Helen Bithrey

Helen Bithrey

Consultant

Helen is a qualified chartered accountant with 5 years of experience in both professional services and industry providing commercial and financial support to management teams.

Helen qualified in the Audit practice at KPMG and then spend two years as a Commercial Manager at an International Media Company before joining Swan Partners.

Jamie Heath

Jamie Heath

Director

Jamie has 17 years experience in corporate finance, corporate transactions and audit.

He has worked with private equity and corporate clients  on capital markets, M&S, restructurings and re-financing transactions, as well as a range of operational improvement assignments.

Before joining the team, Jamie worked for BDO Transaction Services where he qualified as a chartered accountant

Jess Forbes

Jess Forbes

Office Admin

Jess maintains the office management and administration for the firm. She has provided office support for a number of years in various sectors, including: advertising, finance and accounting, public relations and architecture.

Jhoanna Herrera

Jhoanna Herrera

Office Admin

Jhoanna undertakes the office management and administration for the company.  She has 14 years experience and prior to joining Swan Partners, she worked for a facilities company in a variety of roles from client support to recruitment and vetting.

Joanna Rowbury

Joanna Rowbury

Manager

Joanna is a finance professional with 9 years experience in transaction services, corporate transactions and audit.  She has supported clients on a range of M&A and refinancing transactions as well as a number of operational projects.

Prior to joining Swan Partners, Joanna qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC.

Kanishk Sharma

Kanishk Sharma

Consultant

Kanishk is a qualified finance professional (ACMA, CGMA) with 11 years’ experience  in delivering financial operational reporting and improvement and transaction support.

Prior to joining Swan Partners, he held a variety of finance and commercial positions within UK corporates providing support to all levels of the organisation including Boards. 

Laura Gin

Laura Gin

Senior Consultant

Laura is a qualified accountant (CAANZ) with 6 years experience in professional services. She has supported a diverse range of clients on a variety projects, including capital markets transactions, STCF analysis and operational reporting improvement.

Prior to joining Swan Partners, Laura qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC Australia where she supported large listed clients.

Mary Anicet

Mary Anicet

Director

Mary manages business development and client relationship activities of the company and has 20 years experience in capital markets and private equity transactions.

Prior to joining the team she worked for Ernst Young and Freshfields.

Tel: +44 (0)7961 450 088

Matthew Simpson

Matthew Simpson

Manager

Matt has 8 years experience supporting clients on M&A and capital markets transactions along with operational improvements and commercial analysis.

Matt qualified as a chartered accountant at PwC prior to joining the team, where he worked in transaction services, corporate finance and forensics supporting clients.

Morag Inglis

Morag Inglis

Director

Morag has 26 years experience as a commercial accountant (ACMA). She specialises in commercial negotiations, contracting, procurement, reporting and operational improvements. 

Before joining the team , Morag held a number of senor commercial finance roles within both the public and private sector.

Neil Shah

Neil Shah

Consultant

Neil is a Chartered Accountant with 4 years experience in professional services. Neil has worked across a number of transactions including Sell-side, Capital Markets, Restructuring as well as Operational Improvement projects.

Prior to joining Swan Partners, Neil qualified as a Chartered Accountant with BDO where he was part of the Audit team.

Nick Francis

Nick Francis

Director

Nick is a chartered accountant with 17 years experience in corporate finance and corporate transactions.

He has supported FTSE, mid tier and PE backed businesses with M&A, capital markets, restructuring and refinancing activities as well as a range of operational improvement projects .  Before joining the team he worked for KPMG Transaction Services.

Oliver Anthony

Oliver Anthony

Senior Consultant

Ollie has 5 years’ experience working with a cross sector of clients on a variety of projects, including transactional support, operational and financial analysis,.

Before joining Swan Partners, Ollie qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PwC where he worked in the Assurance practice, leading audits for a variety of businesses.

Patrick Hobbs

Patrick Hobbs

Director

Patrick has 14 years experience working in advisory, corporate transactions and banking.

He has worked on M&A, capital markets, refinancing and restructuring transactions for both private equity and corporate clients.  Patrick has also supported clients on a number of operational improvement projects both pre and post transaction.  Before joining the team Patrick worked at Allied Irish Bank PLC and BDO where he qualified as a chartered accountant.

Penny Booth

Penny Booth

Manager

Penny is a qualified accountant with 9 years experience of supporting management teams with operational improvement, commercial analysis and transaction preparation and execution.

Prior to joining Swan Partners she held numerous roles within corporate finance functions ranging from financial accounting through to business partnering.

Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray

Manager

Steve is a qualified accountant with 9 years’ experience across transaction support, business partnering, management and financial reporting, commercial analysis and operational improvement.

Before joining the team, Steve worked at General Motors holding various roles across the finance function, the Venture Capital division and the strategy operations department.

Tammy Richards

Tammy Richards

Team Executive Assistant

Tammy provides office management and administrative support for the team, prior to joining Swan Partners she had 12 years’ experience in a support role across a range of different industries, including serviced offices, IT training, engineering and private equity.

Tom Blanshard

Tom Blanshard

Manager

Tom is a Chartered Accountant with 7 years experience in corporate transactions, business outsourcing, operational improvements and business reporting.

He has supported clients across a range of  sectors in buy side, sell side, refinancing and restructuring transactions as well providing tailored operational improvement support.

Prior to joining Swan Partners, Tom worked for Smith & Williamson LLP.