Our Leadership

Bronzegate is led by one of the most experienced teams across finance search in the UK, fully supported by our in-house research specialists. We are dedicated finance leadership specialists with two former corporate CFOs and combining over fifty years of finance executive search expertise.

Adam Akbar

Adam is the Managing Director and Founder of Bronzegate. He has specialized in the field of executive search for finance leaders since 1999. Adam has helped appoint CFOs and finance leaders into every type of organisation and across every role within a global finance function. Prior to establishing Bronzegate, Adam was a Board MD with Pure Search, an international search firm, where he first developed a new model for finance search. An Economics graduate, Adam began his career in executive search in 1999 as a finance head-hunter with global search firm TMP Worldwide in Sydney and London before joining Alexander Mann’s finance search practice. Adam specialises in Board CFO appointments, developing finance leadership teams and leads our specialist Chair Network.

Tom Birch

Tom is a Director of Bronzegate and has spent his entire career to date in the field of finance executive appointments. He has gained broad expertise, facilitating leadership hires across a wide range of sectors and clients from high-growth SMEs to large listed corporates whilst retaining a specific focus on the placement of Private Equity & VC portfolio company CFOs. Prior to Bronzegate, Tom helped establish the London Office of Axon Moore, a finance recruitment firm, where he led on London-based PE/VC–backed company finance executive hires. Tom has enjoyed a successful career within finance executive search having previously worked with established finance recruiters Morgan McKinley and Goodman Masson where he was a leading Consultant during his earlier career.

Jeremy Rickman

Jeremy is a member of the Board with Bronzegate and a leading figure in the field of CFO and Corporate Officer executive search. A PWC trained and ACA qualified accountant, Jeremy initially joined leading executive search firm Russell Reynolds as their European CFO in 1998 before working in a variety of leadership roles within Russell Reynolds’ global executive search operations. Jeremy built and led the European CFO practice for Russell Reynolds, developed the firm’s Research and Knowledge strategy and was appointed the Global Head of the Corporate Officers Practice where he led a global headhunting operation including Fortune 500 CFO appointments.

Neil Warner

Neil is a member of the Board with Bronzegate and a widely experienced CFO and Board executive. Neil was previously Group Finance Director at Chloride Plc, a FTSE 250 Plc constituent, in a position he held for fourteen years until the company’s acquisition by Emerson Electric. Prior to this, he spent six years at Exel plc (formerly Ocean Group plc and acquired by Deutsche Post in December 2005), where he held a number of senior posts in financial planning, treasury and control. He has also held Finance Director positions with Balfour Beatty plc (formerly BICC Group plc) and Alcoa, having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Neil is currently a non-executive
Director with Vectura Plc, Enteq Plc and Trifast Plc.

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FTSE 100 CFO Analysis: Research Document

The Bronzegate team have undertaken detailed research into the backgrounds, tenures and expertise of the FTSE 100 CFO community providing some interesting trends and insight.   For a free copy of the full research document, please email your name and role title to:  rachaelbowyer@bronzegate.co.uk