Interpath Advisory appoints new head of Bristol-based team


Interpath Advisory, the independent financial advisory business, is growing its Bristol-based team, with the announcement of a number of promotions and new additions.

Lee Swinerd has been appointed Head of the Interpath team in Bristol, overseeing 15 Interpath colleagues located at its office in the city. Lee is an experienced financial advisor, having worked at Interpath (formerly KPMG’s Restructuring practice) for 29 years. He specialises in a range of advisory services including operational and financial restructuring, transformation, and supplier risk management. He has a particular interest in the automotive sector.

Interpath has also promoted two colleagues in its South West team, with Ben Freer promoted to Associate Director, and James Lovett promoted to Manager. These promotions come as part of a wider round which saw 35 colleagues promoted across the Interpath business.

In addition, Interpath has welcomed a new graduate to the Bristol team, Laura Chavda, who will receive a training contract as part of a three-year programme to ACA qualification. Laura is part of the first cohort of 12 graduates who joined Interpath’s new graduate recruitment programme in September.

These announcements also follow the recent promotion of Sarah Collins to Managing Director at Interpath. Whilst Sarah is primarily based in the firm’s Reading office, her remit stretches across both the South West and Thames Valley markets, leading on insolvency appointments and working with Lee on restructuring advisory engagements across the South West region.

Lee Swinerd, Director at Interpath Advisory and Head of the Interpath team in Bristol, commented:

"I am delighted to be heading up our Bristol-based team and to announce the recent promotions of Ben and James - our first tranche of promotions since we launched as an independent business six months ago.

“This investment in our local team is particularly significant given the increasing demand from our clients for support and advice, whether that’s around areas of risk and challenge, or around areas of opportunity. Over the past six months, our people have worked tirelessly to help organisations navigate their way through some of the most testing market conditions in recent history – all while adapting to new ways of working shaped by the pandemic, and of course, adapting to our new life as an independent business.”