Mr. Hanford was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in May 2013 and has been a Managing Director of J.C. Flowers & Co. UK LLP, an affiliate of investment advisor J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, since January 2009. From 2009 to 2011 he also served on the board of Encore Capital Group Inc.
From July 2006 to December 2008, he served as Co-Head of FPK Capital. Prior to his role at FPK Capital, he was Head of Private Equity at Dresdner Bank from January 2003 to June 2006 and was a member of the Institutional Restructuring Unit’s Executive Committee. Mr. Hanford’s other previous experience includes private equity investing with Charlemagne Capital and serving as a director of Schroders, where he was responsible for structured finance.
Mr. Hanford holds an MS degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow, and a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University.