John Brady

Non-executive director Greene king & Aegis plc

John Brady has worked with Piper since 1987, when he was at global management consultancy McKinsey & Co and both companies were asked to devise a strategy for revitalising Woolworths.

John has worked extensively in the retail and consumer sector, ending his twenty four years with McKinsey & Co as Head of European Practice.

He joined the Piper Advisory Panel in 2004, and states, “The attraction of joining the Advisory Panel was partly driven by the fact that Piper invest in such interesting businesses, partly because I find them really thoughtful about how they can help them grow, which I believe is a key part of their success”

He is a director of Greene King, the brewery and leisure business, and is a non-executive director of Aegis plc, the media company.

Be flexible and innovative about how you evolve and develop your business (for you will never define it perfectly at the beginning), but be very clear about what is the heart of the business and defend it with your life.

John Brady