Dave Harries, Indielab Consultant
Dave has a financial background, but has combined the finance role with other senior functional roles, including operations, HR and risk. More recently, as a business advisor, he has supported various small indies to raise start-up/expansion capital or achieve sale. He continues to work as a partner to most of those businesses, alongside working with several non-media organisations.
Dave came into the media sector having spent 19 years in the Lloyd’s insurance market with Amlin PLC, having been on the whole journey from management buyout to listed company via Bermuda, finishing up as Director of Risk on the main board.
His media sector experience began when he joined Tiger Aspect, a leading multi-genre indie, to look after finance and operations with the purpose of making it attractive for sale for the then current owner/managers. Six years later with turnover up 250% (£75m) and even greater growth in profits, that goal was achieved.
He is an experienced non-exec and trustee, having held roles in various sectors including IT solutions, family trusts, pension funds, charities and schools.