Numitas co-founder Trevor Overall made IoD Cambridgeshire Ambassador

19 September 2018 3 min. read
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The Institute of Directors has appointed Trevor Overall as its new Cambridgeshire Ambassador. Overall is a co-founder and Managing Partner of professional services firm Numitas.

Numitas is a leading finance consultancy, based in the UK, with a team of finance directors deployed on a variety of engagements from part time to full project teams, in a wide range of scenarios covering most business challenges. The firm’s clients vary from technology start-ups to corporates, with a team of over 40 finance directors and consultants having grown from relationships developed through the multifaceted professional network and the CFO club Numitas has created, the largest such network in the UK.

Now Managing Partner at the firm, Trevor Overall co-founded Numitas back in 2009. In recognition of his work, the Institute of Directors East of England (IoD) has appointed Overall as Cambridgeshire Ambassador for Finance. The role will see the business leader, who previously managed another company from its start-up phase through to its fast-growth and sale stages, support Cambridgeshire businesses.

Numitas co-founder Trevor Overall made IoD Cambridgeshire Ambassador

The Institute of Directors is the UK’s longest running organisation for professional leaders, having been founded in 1903 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1906. The business organisation is designed to offer support to company directors, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs across the UK.

Overall brings a wealth of experience to the position beyond his Numitas role, as well. In the past, he has also held roles as a fund manager, and run an angel investor club, while sitting on various SME boards on behalf of private equity and spending several years in banking. As a result, the IoD feels that he is well positioned, with comprehensive knowledge of the challenges that business leaders face, to support them. Overall also acts as a mentor on technology accelerator programmes, participating in some of the first programmes in the UK and global programmes such as WAYRA.

Commenting on his role with the IoD, he said he believes, “all businesses can make better decisions if they have access to better information and the experienced people to help.”

He added, “Business is a force for good in the economy which enhances national and personal prosperity. In order for business to be understood, it needs a strong, consistent and well supported voice to represent our needs and concerns with Government. The IoD is that voice for business as well as the champion of the company director. By aiding development of directors, the IoD is enabling better decisions and better businesses.”

Carolyn Rand, Chair of the Cambridgeshire IoD branch, remarked, “Trevor… will play a vital role in the function of the IoD, enabling connectivity with members and giving a voice to the Institute. His activities will have a significant influence on the stature, reputation and image of the Institute which will be grounded by his expertise and business acumen.”