16 Facts About Bradley Fried


Sir Bradley Fried was born on 12 August 1965 and is a South African businessman.


Bradley Fried co-founded Grovepoint Capital, prior to which he was chief executive of Investec Bank Plc, and previously served as chairman of the Court of the Bank of England.


Bradley Fried was previously a non-executive board member of the Financial Conduct Authority.


Bradley Fried attended Westerford High School in Rondebosch, Cape Town from 1979 until his matriculation in 1983.


Bradley Fried has a bachelor's degree in commerce, awarded with distinction, from the University of Cape Town.


Bradley Fried was a Palmer Scholar at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded a master's degree in business administration with distinction.


Bradley Fried is a qualified chartered accountant, having trained with Arthur Andersen in South Africa.


Bradley Fried joined Investec Bank in the UK in 1999, where he served as chief operating officer and chief executive.


Bradley Fried subsequently served as a non-executive director of Investec Plc and Investec Limited between 2010 and 2016.


Bradley Fried co-founded Grovepoint Capital, a private equity firm, specialising in growth capital investments, in 2010.


Bradley Fried served as a non-executive director of the Court of the Bank of England from July 2012 to June 2022, and served as Chair of Court from July 2018 to June 2022.


Bradley Fried joined Preqin's Board of Directors in 2019, becoming Chair in May 2022.


Bradley Fried has been appointed Chair of Goldman Sachs International with effect from February 2023.


Bradley Fried was knighted in the 2022 Birthday Honours for public service for his work with the Bank of England.


Bradley Fried was a Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and was previously CEO-in-Residence of the Cambridge Judge Business School.


Bradley Fried is married to Lauren, with two sons, and lives in St John's Wood.