Nigel Gourlay

Nigel has extensive international experience of board work. Apart from his work with Springboard his roles have included director of NYSE, Toronto, LSE and AIM listed public companies and director of several private companies. His early career was with BAT Industries where he spent 20 years in roles including finance director in Africa, VP of marketing in the USA, director of BAT's vehicle for listed debt and head of global business development with responsibility for acquisitions.

Nigel began his career as a chartered accountant with Deloitte and Touche after graduating from London University with a BSc in Agricultural Economics. He retains a keen interest and involvement in agriculture and is chair of governors of Beacon Academy Trust.