Hugh Tidbury is currently a Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Chemicals practice at leading investment bank Greenhill & Co. International LLP. Greenhill provides financial advice to corporations, institutions and governments on M&A, restructuring, financing and raising capital. A chartered accountant, he has been a non-executive and trustee and has chaired Boards.
Hugh joined Greenhill in 2004 as a Partner and Managing Director. Well-known and respected for his specialist knowledge and experience of the chemical industry, he chairs a team that advises international chemical companies on global transactions and situations.
Before joining Greenhill, Hugh spent 18 years at Deutsche Bank (and its predecessor, Morgan Grenfell), where he was Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Bank's European Chemicals Group for the last five years of his tenure. Prior to that Hugh had been instrumental in setting up and running the bank’s European Chemicals and Pharma Group and advising companies on M&A, IPOs and corporate finance.
After reading Economics at Cambridge, Hugh began his career at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Hugh is a Trustee and Director of The Skinners’ Almshouse Charity, a non-profit organisation that provides homes for older people in financial need. He is currently Chairman of the Finance Committee. Hugh is also a member of the Investment Committee of the Skinners Company.
Hugh is a Trustee of The Mary Rose Permanent Endowment Fund, a charity which supports the Mary Rose Trust. He has a long association with the Mary Rose project and helped to raise funds to build the new museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Hugh was Vice Commodore then Commodore of Bembridge Sailing Club from 2013-2017. As Executive Chairman he oversaw an operational and financial turnaround in the club’s affairs, updated its governance and represented the club externally.