Mr Smith has worked in the City for more than 40 years. He was a Partner of Cazenove & Co. for 19 years, and subsequently Managing Director – Corporate Finance at JPMorgan Cazenove, the joint venture company formed with JPMorgan Chase in 2005. He retired from JPMorgan Cazenove in 2008.
At Cazenove he advised a wide range of UK listed companies on capital raising, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and company reorganisations.
He is a Non-Executive Director of both The Law Debenture Corporation PLC and CG Asset Management Limited, and a Director of Allchurches Trust Limited, the parent company of Ecclesiastical Insurance Office.
Mr Smith joined the Board of Helperby in April 2010.