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Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The knowledge, experience and pedigree of our people combined with the range of our professional contacts and network are key to providing our clients and investors with services of the highest quality.

You will find below details of the Seneca Partners’ Directors and also the Strategic Advisory Committee members that support them.

Directors of Seneca Partners

Richard Manley Seneca Partners

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Richard Manley

CEO

Richard Manley Seneca Partners

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Richard Manley

CEO


Richard Manley is a founding Director of Seneca Partners. He was named Managing Partner in 2016. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 2003. He worked for KPMG for over 5 years, initially in their audit business and latterly in their corporate recovery division working on financial and operational restructurings and formal insolvencies. In 2007, Richard joined NM Rothschild’s leveraged finance team in Manchester before joining Cenkos Fund Managers in June 2008. During his time with Cenkos Fund Managers, manager of a £60m pre-IPO investment fund, Richard gained extensive experience of flotations, fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. Richard holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham.

Tim Murphy Seneca Partners

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Tim Murphy

Director

Tim Murphy Seneca Partners

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Tim Murphy

Director


Tim commenced his finance career with Barclays in 1983 where he fulfilled various corporate and credit roles, before joining County Natwest in 1990 where he held a number of positions in structured and acquisition finance.

In 1993, Tim joined the Royal Bank of Scotland’s fledgling Acquisition Finance business, initially establishing the Leeds office. He was subsequently responsible for all UK regional teams before in 2002, founding RBS Corporate & Structured Finance. As Joint Managing Director, he had overall responsibility for the National Mid-Cap structured finance business, whilst also being a member of the Banks Corporate Credit Committee.

In 2005, Tim was hired by Deloitte (Manchester) as a corporate finance partner with the remit to establish the National Debt Advisory business, advising on capital raising and stressed debt refinancing.

Ian Currie Seneca Partners

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Ian Currie

Director

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Ian Currie

Director


Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 with KPMG and has been involved in corporate finance with Peel Hunt & Co, Apax Partners & Co and Altium Capital. Ian sits on the Board of Hedley & Co Stockbrokers, is a founder and majority shareholder of Liberty SIPP who manage in excess of £1 billion of assets, is a partner of Palatine Private Equity LLP and is on the Board of Trustees for the Lowry Arts Centre in Salford, Manchester.

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Mark Hopton

Director

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Mark Hopton

Director


Mark qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1992 and has gained post qualification experience in retail, manufacturing and financial services. Financial services experience gained, over the last ten years, includes both finance and compliance support covering pension services, stockbroking and fund management. Mark is part of the team which founded Seneca and his appointment consolidates the finance and compliance roles.

Seneca Strategic Advisory Committee

Michael Beverley Seneca Partners

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Michael Beverley

Strategic Advisory Committee Member

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Michael Beverley

Strategic Advisory Committee Member


Michael is an experienced businessman with extensive business and charitable interests. He is currently the majority shareholder and Vice Chairman of One Medical Group, an award-winning solutions and healthcare provider to the NHS. Michael is the Chairman of Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras and also Indepen Limited.

Michael spent the first 28 years of his business career with Arthur Andersen, ultimately becoming UK regional and senior managing partner where he was responsible for 3,500 people, 11 offices and a turnover of £350 million.

Upon retiring in 2001, Michael developed a number of businesses centred around healthcare and property, before in 2009 making the decision to reorganise his business interests to focus exclusively on One Medical Group.

Michael has been a member for 6 years of the then Department of Trade & Industry’s Industrial Development Board, a member of Court of the University of Leeds; a member of its Commercialisation Advisory Board and its Campaign Board which is in the process of raising £100 million. Michael was also previously a member of the University of Leeds Business School’s Advisory Board.

Further, Michael was Chairman of Opera North for 12 years and a Governor of Leeds Metropolitan University for 6 years.

Robert Holt Seneca Partners

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Robert Holt OBE

Strategic Advisory Committee Member

Robert Holt Seneca Partners

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Robert Holt OBE

Strategic Advisory Committee Member


Robert (Bob) is best known for his previous role as Chairman of Mears Group Plc in which he had a controlling interest in Mears at the time of the flotation in October 1996. He has a background in developing support service businesses, and has operated in the service sector since 1981, initially in a financial capacity before moving into general management.

Richard Matthewman

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Richard Matthewman

Strategic Advisory Committee Member

Richard Matthewman

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Richard Matthewman

Strategic Advisory Committee Member


Richard was previously Managing Director of Neales Waste Management until July 2012 when he completed a sale of the business. Having started the company with 6 employees and built it into a multi-site operation employing 150 people offering a complete range of series in waste and recycle management. In 1991, he became Director of Blackburn Rovers FC and later took up the role of Vice Chairman overseeing the strategies and operation of the club. Richard previously held the position of Chairman of Northcote Leisure Group which at the time consisted of Northcote Hotel Limited and Ribble Valley Inn.

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