Avril began her career in 1984 at Laing & Cruickshank Investment Management, which was acquired by UBS Wealth Management in 2004. In 2006 she joined Cheviot Asset Management where she was responsible for managing portfolios on behalf of individuals, trusts, charities and pension funds. She is a founding partner of Vermeer Partners and joined in 2019. Avril is a member of the partnership's Investment and Executive Committees and serves on the board of Vermeer Investment Management Limited. She studied Business at Middlesex University and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.