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Hugh Tidbury

Former Senior Advisor

Greenhill & Co International LLP

London, UK

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Hugh Tidbury’s Biography

Hugh Tidbury is a former 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.

Hugh’s Background

Greenhill & Co International LLP
Former Senior Advisor
2004 - Dec 2020
London, UK
Greenhill is a leading independent global investment bank focused on providing financial advice on M&A, restructuring and financing. The company also provides capital advisory to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments.
Deutsche Bank
Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Bank's European Chemicals Group
1999 - 2004
London, UK
Deutsche Bank AG is a German investment bank and financial services company, operational in 58 countries with a large presence in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
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Previous Board Positions

Greenhill & Co. Europe Holdings Limited
Board Member
Nov 2004 - Jun 2019
London, UK
Hugh served as a member of the board at Greenhill & Co. Europe Holdings Limited.
Bembridge Sailing Club
Vice-Commodore & Commodore
2013 - 2017
Situated in Bembridge Harbour on the Isle of Wight, Bembridge Sailing Club is one of the oldest sailing clubs in the UK. The club has over 1,000 members and is an accredited RYA Training Centre.

Charitable Interests

The Skinners' Almshouse Charity
Chairman of the Finance Committee
Nov 2019 - Present
London, UK
The Skinners’ Almshouse Charity manages two almshouses, Percy Bilton Court and Skinners Court. These residential homes offer accommodation for older people in financial or social need.
The Mary Rose Permanent Endowment Fund
Portsmouth, UK
The Mary Rose Permanent Endowment Fund supports The Mary Rose Trust which is responsible for King Henry VIII’s favourite warship, the Mary Rose, and her unique collection of artefacts. The Trust is also responsible for developing the museum in Portsmouth as a world-class visitor experience and as a scientific and educational resource.

Hugh’s Education

Associate Member
University of Cambridge
Master of Arts in Economics