Paul Pindar
Paul co-founded Literacy Capital in September 2017. He was a founder of Capita and CEO until his retirement in 2014. Since he has been a Chairman and investor in a number of businesses 

Capita (1987 – 2014) 

  • Paul joined the business in 1987 initially as CFO, after advising on the £330,000 MBO, when Capita had 33 employees and annual revenue of £1.3 million

  • He took the business through an IPO in 1989 before becoming MD in 1991 and CEO in 1999

  • By his retirement in Feb 2014, Capita was a FTSE 100 company (the 52nd largest UK listed company by market cap) with more than 62,000 employees and an enterprise value of £8.5 billion

Chairman of Literacy Capital

since inception in September 2017

ITC Luxury Travel (Aug 14 – Aug 16)

  • Paul became Non-Executive Chairman & 42.5% shareholder after backing the MBO. This allowed the founding family to sell a majority of its stake that it had held since 1974

  • During this period, ITC bought and successfully integrated Western and Oriental Group, the first acquisition in its 40 year history, which doubled the size of the business

  • The business was sold in August 2016 to a private equity firm, after trebling profitability in two years

Purplebricks (Jul 14 – current)

  • Paul was appointed Non-Executive Director shortly after the business began trading and after investing in the first round at a valuation of £4.9 million

  • He became non-Executive Chairman when the business floated on AIM in December 2015 at a valuation of £240 million

  • A further £50 million was successfully raised in February 2017 and £125 million in March 2018 to fund further growth 

  • At the end of 2019, Purplebricks had a market capitalisation of approximately £400 million

Independent Clinical Solutions (Jul 14 – current)

  • Paul was appointed Non-Executive Chairman by TowerBrook Capital Partners following its acquisition of the healthcare business from The Blackstone Group in July 2014

IDH (Jul 12 – Jun 16)

  • Paul was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Carlyle Private Equity backed healthcare business in July 2012, before stepping down 4 years later

Previously Paul has also been Chairman of corporate fundraising Boards for both the NSPCC (2004-2007) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (2008-2012)

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