Julian Hanson-Smith

Non-Executive Chair

Julian joined the MISSION Board in October 2015 and was appointed Non-Executive Chair in October 2021. He has significant experience in marketing and consulting services. In 1986 Julian co-founded FTI Consulting, one of Europe’s largest business communications consultancies, and following its sale joined US-based private equity firm Lake Capital, before co-founding Iceni Capital in 2007, investing in UK-based business services companies. He is Chair of Apella Advisors, a strategic communications firm, and is a Trustee of The Inspiration Trust, a multi-academy educational trust.