Henry Warren graduated in law from Glasgow University and then qualified as a chartered accountant. Initially his career was in public practice, becoming a partner in Deloitte’s, the international chartered accountants and management consultants.
In 1987 he joined Devonport Management Limited (DML), which was formed to privatise Devonport Royal Dockyard, as Finance Director, to direct the change in financial management from that of a government department into a commercial business making a profit and investing in its own infrastructure. Subsequently he oversaw the financial and commercial development of DML as a £500 million turnover business with locations throughout the UK, including Appledore Shipbuilders in North Devon, providing a variety of engineering services such as marine, defence, nuclear and transport.
When DML was acquired by Babcock International in 2007 Henry took the opportunity to become involved with a portfolio of businesses as an investor and non-executive director. These businesses are primarily involved in developing technology, to solve problems such as the provision of renewable energy. Several of these businesses are at an early stage and Henry provides strategic, financial and commercial input designed to assist them in becoming sustainable.
Henry was appointed an independent member of the Finance Committee in 2008 and became a Governor in 2012.