• Drawing on the experience of its founders and a global network of senior associates with complementary skills, Trade Advisory Network delivers technical excellence, market insights and an external perspective.
  • Trade Advisory Network’s clients include banks, non-bank funders, FinTechs, investors and technology service providers.
  • Trade Advisory Network also supports corporates directly through deal structuring and placement.

At the heart of our model is a strategic management process.


Exploring and defining desired outcomes and aspirations and challenges in the context of the organisation’s current situation.


Reporting the insight and analysis, clarifying alternatives, refining ideas, and quantifying solutions.


Creating a detailed project pathway based on actionable insights, scoping how optimal benefits realisation will be achieved.


We deliver and validate your program results, ensuring you receive the intended benefits for your assignment.

Our Network

Trade Advisory Network brings together likeminded professionals with successful track records gained within distinct disciplines in trade, supply chain and invoice finance. We match selected associates to assignments with precision. Our partners combine seamlessly on some of the international banking and financial services community’s most critical challenges and opportunities.

Founders and Managing Directors

Lionel Taylor

Lionel Taylor is a trade, supply chain and invoice finance business leader at senior management and director level with major financial institutions including RBS, Rabobank, Citibank and Lloyds Banking Group and with non-bank independents.

He co-authored the professional qualifications in supply chain finance for both the International Chambers of Commerce and the London Institute of Banking and has extensive international experience with a specific understanding of Asia and China, having opened, managed and successfully developed business and operations in that region. His key areas of expertise include new business strategy, turnaround, organisation design, new product design, product management, marketing, origination, credit, team building and training.

In addition to his work in Trade Advisory Network, he is a Non-Executive Director of a growing UK based Fintech, sits as the independent credit committee member for another non-bank finance provider and is frequently invited to comment and write for specialist international trade publications as well as chairing and speaking at international events.

John Bugeja

John Bugeja is a highly experienced trade, supply chain and invoice finance specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in senior leadership roles with HSBC, NatWest, RBS, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group.

Key areas of expertise include origination, risk and governance, product management and development, business development, organisation design, change management, process facilitation, training and management development. John is a regular speaker at trade and supply chain events in Europe, Asia and the Middle East for the ICC, GTR, BCR, Euromoney and other prominent organisations. He is passionate about promoting the development of supply chain finance in all its forms and is a member of the ICC’s Banking Commission and actively involved in the trade digitisation work-stream. He is also co-author of the ICC Academy’s Advanced Supply Chain Finance online course, a core module of their CTCP programme, and the London Institute of Banking’s Certificate in Supply Chain Finance professional qualification.