Degree in Computer Science, initially a computer programmer producing training applications for major high street banks before moving onto testing of major server components with International clients from MOD, BT and other major brands and companies. Prior to moving into the property field also worked at test manager for the large American firm (ADP) working on a back office trading system used at the time by companies such as Soc Gen, Merrill Lynch, Barclays Financial Markets to name a few.
Moving into property management and development for high net worth and ultra high net worth overseas clients on behalf of a London based property consultancy company . During this time managing the entire property management department in charge of a portfolio of properties with a valuation in excess of £100 Million GBP and having sole responsibility of the property development department.
Extensive experience in the property, technology and service industries across International Markets. Most recently he was the founder and Managing Director of Hubworking, which operates a network of business centres based in London. He was the founder of the business in 2006 and exited in 2009 selling his shareholding. He also has significant board level experience across a range of companies and he has successfully raised venture capital finance, filed patents, and formed strategic alliances with globally acclaimed companies, including American Express.
Mr Read has also acted as an advisor to the UK Government in the areas of innovation and strategic development; he has a strong global network of contacts in different vertical markets.
Management Accountant and Bookkeeper with a proven track record of success over 40 years in various industries including automotive, construction, export, property management, rental, refurbishment and development, financial services, drag racing, gas importer, printing industry, nursing care and wholesale market sectors. Providing high-level strategic financial planning and management control to build consistently improving business financial performances. Languages include English, Hindi, Gujarati.