An entrepreneurial group, vastly experienced in building high performing teams and leading high growth businesses


Individuals equipped with the experience required to deliver unparalleled levels of service. A group carefully curated with the skills to develop a culture of entrepreneurs. Seasoned industry experts able to advise clients on direction and priorities. Those with a high growth mindset. A Board that is able to assess a situation and offer measured counsel to clients.

Our Founder and Senior Managing Partner, Warren Kwei, set out to construct a Board best able to achieve these five objectives.




" As we entered our 2nd decade, it was important for me to focus on building capabilities our clients would attain maximum value from. Our Board are a fantastic combination, well placed to achieve our ambitions and to support the goals of the businesses we work with. Warren Kwei, Founder and Senior Managing Partner.

Meet the team

Tim Johnson

Tim has an enviable track record creating, building, and exiting high growth, extremely successful Insurance Businesses.

A serial entrepreneur, vastly experienced in M&A, leveraging the value of Private Equity Capital in buy and sell-side deals.

Developing businesses as they experience high growth is a core skill-set and Tim plays a central role in helping EA achieve it’s ambitions in this area.

Tim co-chairs the EA Advisory Board alongside the Founder and Senior Managing Partner, Warren Kwei.


Kate Kennedy

Kate provides strategy and commercial support to the business, inclusive of supporting the SMP with the construct of the businesses 3 year plan.

Kate has over 20 years’ experience leading teams globally in Managing Director, Commercial Strategy and Digital roles in Financial Services and Consumer sectors.

Recent roles include, COO at SME Capital, Chief Digital Officer and Strategy Director at Travelex, Management Consulting at Bain & Co. and WHSmith.


Thomas Harris

Thomas is a people-centred leader focused on unlocking growth through high performing teams.

With an impeccable track record of driving transformational outcomes focused on customer-centricity and speed to scale within complex multi-national organisations.

An Oxford University graduate, Thomas has spent the last 20 years in senior digital focussed roles at Mastercard, Amex and Citi Bank.

Thomas counsels the teams on all things digital, culture, customer propositions/experience, and growth.

Julian Thornley

As Partner, Julian is responsible for the EA HR Tech and Change Management practices.

Julian is a recognised industry expert in the field of HR tech and transformation. Having implemented multiple platforms across several industries, within SMEs, (250+ FTE) to FTSE 100 PLCs, (40,000+ FTE), his HR tech experience is vast, unique even.

Julian also retains responsibility for the management of our people agenda. He is accountable for EAs intellectual property (IP) and is Co-Chair of Remco.

Our Founder and Senior Managing Partner

Warren Kwei 

As the Founder and Senior Managing Partner of EA, Warren advises executives on strategy, operations, transformation and technology.

In addition to ensuring clients receive the greatest value from their change capital, his remit includes the management of the EA partner eco-system, including private equity, venture funds and technology providers.

Warren is Co-Chair of the EA Advisory Board and retains accountability for implementing the businesses 3YP.

As an entrepreneur, Warren has previously built and exited numerous ventures, including a UK/Qatari based consulting group and a Digital Travel co.