Giles has undertaken the Professional Certificate in Coaching at Henley Business School and is also studying for an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley.
His 36-year career includes 10 years in securities sales and trading at Salomon Brothers, NatWest and Swiss Bank Corporation. He was a main board director of the London Stock Exchange for 5 years, where he built and launched the electronic trading system called SETS. He also created the AIM market for smaller companies. After that he was CEO of two major private client stockbroking and wealth management businesses: Fidelity Brokerage and Greig Middleton & Co Ltd.
Since then Giles has chaired several public and private companies, as well as advising and mentoring many senior executives and groups. Giles is currently a Non-Executive Director of Sportech PLC. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.