Before joining the Development Bank of Wales, Giles was a partner at private equity firm TDR Capital LLP focusing on deal origination activities. 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.
Previously he served as the chief executive of Unique Pub Company. Giles was also a founding member of the Principal Finance Group at Nomura International plc.
He has held non-executive director roles with Esporta, Ducati SpA, Tragus Holdings, TUI Travel plc and Matthew Clark Wholesale Ltd; Giles is currently Chair of D&D London Ltd and ZipWorld plc. He is a non-executive director of Incopro Ltd. 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. He is a member of the Bar Council of England & Wales.