Spencer Skinner, 47, is a Founding Partner of Active Private Equity Advisory LLP.Spencer graduated from Bristol University in 1990 with BA Honours in History. From 1990-1996 Spencer worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In 1995 Spencer qualified as an Accountant ACA. In 1996 Spencer joined the management team of CMI, an IT market research and information provider. In 1998 he led a buy-out of CMI which he led to profitability. In 2000 he joined iMPOWER, an e-governmental start-up, as a Founder Director. In 2002 he became CEO of iMPOWER. In 2004 Spencer set up Active Private Equity Advisory LLP with Gavyn Davies. Spencer and Gavyn met at iMPOWER, where Gavyn was a Non-Executive Director. Spencer led the investment into, and exit from, Soho House. Spencer is currently Executive Chairman at Deliverance (www.deliverance.co.uk), and is also Non-Executive Director at Leon , iMPOWER and Future Fibres.