SilverStreet Capital, a leading private equity investor in the agricultural sector, has appointed Richard Drover as Chief Financial Officer.
Richard is based in SilverStreet’s London office and has responsibility for all accounting, tax and regulatory matters as well as a number of operational areas. He comes with 17 years’ experience in the private equity and venture capital funds industry having worked previously for RJD Partners, a UK private equity fund manager, for nine years and, prior to that, Quester Capital Management, a venture capital fund manager, for eight years.
Before this he worked for UBS, the Carnegie Group and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. He began his career in 1988 with KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He graduated from Southampton University with a BSc in Business Economics and Accounting.
Gary Vaughan-Smith, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Richard to the team. He represents an important new hire for SilverStreet Capital as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. He brings significant private equity experience with him and will play an integral part in the development of all aspects of SilverStreet’s operations.”
Richard Drover said: “I am pleased to be joining SilverStreet at what is a very exciting time for the business and I very much look forward to working with Gary and the rest of the team.”