Throgmorton, a UK accountancy and professional services provider to the hedge fund, private equity and corporate finance industries, has appointed Adam Hewitson as internal legal counsel and corporate financier Roger Looker to the board as a non-executive director.
Looker has a long track record working in the corporate governance arena over the past three decades and will act as a senior adviser for Throgmorton in company best practise.
Hewitson (pictured) has been appointed to further strengthen the management team. He will support all business areas.
Having begun his career at County Bank, Looker co-founded Gilbert Elliot Corporate Finance in 1986, one of the first corporate finance boutiques, which later became part of the private banking group Rea Brothers. He was a director and significant shareholder at Rea Brothers until its acquisition by Close Brothers in 2000. He then established Stafford Corporate Consulting in 2001. Stafford is also a corporate finance boutique.
Looker has also held directorship positions at a number of public companies, including chairman of Powerscreen International and of RPS Group. In 1999 he led the buy into Independent Financial Partnership, a major IFA and served as chairman until its acquisition by Kingsbridge in 2002. He was chairman of Harlequins Rugby Football Club from 1987 to 1997.
Hewittson began his legal career at law firm Shoosmiths. He was promoted to corporate solicitor for Shoosmiths in 2003 working out of the firm’s Reading office. Hewitson gained experience working in M&A, public company listings, corporate governance and restructuring before joining Throgmorton.
Andrew Rubio, Throgmorton chief executive, says: “The appointments of Roger and Adam are testament to our growth and development as a company. Our success is down to the quality of our service and these senior appointments leave our clients safe in the knowledge that we have the best possible corporate governance structure and a strategic insight. Roger brings a wealth of experience to the non-executive role and has been sitting on various company boards for over 20 years. He will become an invaluable ally as we continue to expand the business.”