Giles Derry

Chief Operating Officer

Giles Derry

Giles Derry is the Chief Operating Officer of Blackrock Expert Services.  He joined Blackrock Expert Services in January 2017 and is responsible for the strategy and operations of the business. 

Prior to Blackrock Expert Services Giles was a successful private equity investor for 15 years.  Initially at SandAire Private Equity before becoming a partner at Dunedin for 10 years.  He was involved in a range of investments across a number of sectors and made the investment for Dunedin in Blackrock Expert Services before then joining the company two years later.

Giles is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified at Arthur Andersen.  He is also a former Chairman of the Corporate Finance Faculty.  He has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Durham. 

 

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Andrew Lennon

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Lennon

Andrew Lennon is a Director at Blackrock Expert Services. He is a qualified accountant with 30 years of experience gained in several different industry sectors in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Andrew spent over 15 years in the financial services sector in the UK, Ireland and Luxembourg. During that time, he worked in the life assurance, banking, asset management and private equity sectors. He then moved into IT consultancy where he led the trade sale of a Cisco Systems reseller to a listed UK Technology business, before joining a larger private equity backed system integrator where he worked on the roll-out of their build and build strategy along with a secondary private equity deal.

Following his time in the IT sector Andrew relocated to the USA where he spent close to a decade working in Los Angeles for the third largest independent TV Production company in the world.

 On his return to the UK he joined Blackrock Expert Services as their Chief Financial Officer.

 

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