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James Slipper

Chief Financial Officer

  • Based in London, James is the Group Chief Financial Officer for Phaidon International. He is responsible for all financial and compliance matters related to the Group. In 2016 he led the successful recapitalisation of the business with Muzinich & Co. Since then he has grown the finance function in terms of systems and personnel so that it can support the high growth of the business in a leveraged environment. In 2018, James, together with Harry Youtan, led the MBO of the business, funded by Quilvest Private Equity and Pinebridge.

    Prior to joining Phaidon International, James was a partner at Gresham Private Equity and a director in corporate finance at Deloitte. James is an ACA with over 25 years' PQE and holds a BSc in Economics & Accountancy from City University and a diploma in corporate finance from the Securities Institute.

    James is married with two teenage children. When he is not providing a taxi service to his children he is found either fly fishing, skiing, or supporting Spurs, as a season ticket holder.

    “My aim is to create a 'Big 4' finance function to support the growth ambitions of the business.”