Peter Cowgill

Founder and Managing Partner

Peter Cowgill founded P.A.C. Growth Advisory in September 2022, providing commercial strategic advice to both private and listed business. Peter is Chairman of The Fragrance Shop and the Non-Executive Chairman of Quiz Plc and United Carpets. Peter Cowgill was Executive Chairman of JD Sports Fashion plc, a FTSE 100 listed retailer, from 2004 to May 2022 and under his leadership, the business developed into a global operation which included not only the JD athleisure banner, but a wide range of businesses encompassing Branded and Wholesale Distribution, Premium Fashion, Outdoor and Gyms. The business expanded exponentially under his leadership, going from a UK based only retailer to being present in 27 territories. Peter also successfully completed a number of acquisitions, the biggest being the acquisition of Finish Line in the United States, a deal worth $558M. Peter is a Chartered Accountant and in 1983 founded Cowgills, a leading accountancy practice based in the North West of England. Peter was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Bolton University in 2019.

Jennifer Iveson

Partner

Jennifer co-founded P.A.C. Growth Advisory with Peter in 2022. Jennifer begun her career at MHP Communications in 2014, a London based public relations firm, specialising in providing financial and strategic communications advice to clients where she focussed on the Retail and Consumer sector. Post MHP, Jennifer worked at JD Sports Fashion plc alongside the Executive Chairman and CFO in a combined role of Investor Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to Peter for over 6 years. Jennifer graduated from University of Edinburgh with a 2:1 Masters’ degree in History and Politics and has a CIMA Cert BA in Business Accounting. At P.A.C. Advisory, she supports and works alongside Peter in business advisory services to clients.

Tim Hunt

Financial Analyst

Tim is an exceptionally experienced financial analyst who produces technical reports, assists on financial due diligence and provides commercial advice on mergers, acquisitions and investment opportunities. Tim qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG where he was a manager in Mergers and Acquisitions in Corporate Advisory. Tim was employed at JD Sports Fashion plc for over 15 years, firstly as Finance Director and secondly as Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions division. Tim graduated from Oxford University in Chemistry. At P.A.C. advisory, Tim performs the role as Financial Analyst and assists in data reporting, financial modelling and due diligence on potential opportunities.

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