Giles Thorley

Before joining the Development Bank of Wales, Giles was a partner at private equity firm TDR Capital LLP focusing on deal origination. Prior to this he spent nine years with Punch Taverns plc - the first year as chair, and then as chief executive following the IPO of the business.

He has held non-executive director roles with Esporta, Ducati SpA Tragus Holdings, TUI Travel plc, Incorpro Ltd, D&D London and Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd. Giles is currently Chair of ZipWorld plc. He also acts as consultant/angel investor on a number of business start-ups; and is a long-serving trustee with the Rona Sailing Project.

Giles holds a law degree from the University of London and qualified as a barrister in 1990.