Paul Barnes FCCA, 48, has an impressive track record in
venture development in accountancy practice for a broad range
of corporate and private clients in the City of London.
Moving to the securities industry, from 1992 -1998 he was
a senior officer at the Tradepoint Stock Exchange. Joining
the founding team initially as Company Secretary, he was subsequently
appointed Chief Financial Officer in 1994 and to the board
Paul helped Tradepoint prepare for formal recognition by the
UK authorities as an Investment Exchange and then for their
subsequent service launch. He held operational responsibility
for finance and administration, technical services and clearing/settlement
of the exchange. As CFO he held key responsibilities in both
capital-raising activities and for the Company's public listings
in Canada and the UK.
Qualifying in accountancy in 1977, he undertook auditing,
accounting and taxation work in the City of London before
moving into executive responsibility (finance) with MAM plc,
a leading UK based international leisure and entertainment
group. Paul is a Registered Auditor in the UK.
In 1991 he co-founded and was Finance Director of the independent
public access telecommunications company UK Telecom PLC, which
was subsequently acquired by a UK listed telecommunications
group. In 2001 he co-founded Beach Street Limited, an independent
corporate finance firm that is regulated by the Financial