Julian Hanson Smith, mhp chairman

Julian Hanson-Smith


Julian has significant experience in the business services and marketing services industry, both as a business operator and as a private equity investor.

In 2006 he co-founded Iceni Capital, an operationally active private equity firm specialising in UK-based business services companies. Prior to Iceni Capital, Julian spent 5 years as a Principal at Lake Capital, a US-based private equity firm, responsible for investment activity in the UK. Before that he was Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Global Network, a Lake Capital portfolio company, and was responsible for $200m of marketing services revenues in 12 operating companies. In 1986 he co-founded and was the Managing Director of Financial Dynamics (now FTI Consulting), a company he built to become one of Europe’s pre-eminent business communications consultancies before it was sold in 1999.

In addition to his commercial roles, Julian is a Trustee of The Inspiration Trust (an Academies and Free Schools sponsor in the East of England) and of Uppingham School, and is a Business Mentor for The Prince’s Trust.