Philip Swatman

Philip Swatman, BA (Oxon), ACA
Lloyd's Council Member

Philip is both Chairman and part of the advisory team of Wyvern Partners, an independent corporate finance advisory firm, which he joined in 2014He gained his investment banking experience largely at NM Rothschild, where he was latterly Vice-Chairman of Investment Banking. During his career the bank made significant progress in repositioning itself as a leading global advisory firm, and became a near permanent fixture at the top of the major M&A league tables.

He has been involved in many high-profile transactions, including the sale of Chubb to Williams, Northern Foods' acquisition of Express Dairies, the IPOs of Vodafone and William Hill, the defence of BPB plc against a hostile bid from St. Gobain, and the sale of Abbot Group plc to First Reserve.

Philip qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG after graduating from Christ Church, Oxford. In addition to his role at Wyvern, Philip currently serves as non-executive Chairman of Cambria Automobiles. He and his wife have been Names for about thirty years, and underwrite through Hampden Agencies via an LLP.

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