Wendy joined HMT as a Partner in March 2021. She has over 30 years Corporate Finance Experience, 22 of them as a Corporate Finance Partner with Grant Thornton UK LLP.
Wendy joined Grant Thornton straight from Oxford University in 1988 and qualified with the firm in 1992. She was made a Corporate Finance Partner in 1999 and in addition to over 200 successful deal completions, she founded Grant Thornton’s Technology Practice and was Managing Partner of the Oxford office for several years. More recently she was an elected member on Grant Thornton’s Partnership Oversight Board.
Wendy is a well known and respected Corporate Finance Adviser with deep experience of both sell-side and buy-side advisory. She has transacted across a wide range of sectors from funeral directors to logistics and automotive to real estate, although she has recently focussed on a run of deals in the TMT space.
Wendy was voted “Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year” at the Thames Valley Deal Awards in both 2018 and 2020; the first woman to receive that accolade. In addition to the “day job”, she is a Governor at Cokethorpe School and a Non-Executive Director of The Oxfordshire LEP.
Wendy lives with her headteacher husband, various permutations of two daughters and her Yorkshire Terrier in Oxford.
Corporate Finance does not lend itself to an abundance of downtime, but Wendy is 200,000 words into a novel- which she hopes she will at least be able to publish posthumously – and enjoys walking her dog, reading, planting things, seeing friends and family and planning holidays (however futile that may be). In contrast to the rest of HMT, she likes neither playing nor watching rugby, football, cricket etc.