A collection of prominent UK business leaders.

Our 100+ members combine 3,000+ years of business experience with Director-level exposure to over 200 companies worth a combined £700 billion.

Key Facts




Founders or ex-Chairs of Major European PE or VC firms


CEOs of FTSE 250 or large privately-owned firms


Average retention rate of Network Members over past 4 years


Average investment in the 24Haymarket portfolio by mature members (3+ years membership)


Average participation in our weekly pitch events


Of our members serve or have served as directors of our investee companies


Of our current portfolio referrals from our Investor Network.


Adam has been a leading M&A lawyer in the City for over 30 years, focusing on private equity and public company takeovers.
Adam Signy
Alan was previously the head of PWC’s Business Recovery practice in Europe. More recently, he has acted as Executive Chairman of a number of investments for Rutland Partners LLP, a UK private equity firm, including Bernard Matthews & CeDo.
Alan Jamieson
Alex co-founded Ferox Capital, an investment management firm focused on global convertible bond strategies.
Alex Warren
Andre is formerly the Global Head of Equity Trading at Deutsche Bank. Andre holds numerous investments and board/advisory positions.
Andre Crawford-Brunt
Andy is the former Global Sales Director of Diageo, and more recently was CEO of health drinks company Little Miracles. He has extensive experience in both domestic and international sales growth.
Andy Robertson
Anthony worked at 3i and Citibank before buying into Harvey & Brockless, a cheese and fine food distribution business, in 1982. He built this up over 25 years and sold the company in 2007. Since then, he has made a number of investments and is a member of Lloyds of London.
Anthony Howeson
Bill is the co-founder of SThree plc, a global IT specialist recruitment company.
Bill Bottriell
Brendan is currently Deputy Chair of AIB Group plc and Chair of PEAL Capital Group. He is former Group Managing Director of HSBC.
Brendan McDonagh
Brian is a Founding Partner of Cinven, a leading global private equity firm.
Brian Linden
Bruce used to run the Lloyds Bank Joint Venture Equity business which focused on all forms of Real Estate funding in the UK and Europe. He has experience in sitting on a wide range of boards and dealing with investment turnarounds.
Bruce Anderson
Bruce is a Founding Partner specialising in corporate law at Dickson Minto. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of National Museums Scotland and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to culture in Scotland.
Bruce Minto
Charlie was Co-Chair of Private Equity at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the Senior Partner at Ashurst. He is Chair of The International Stock Exchange Authority, on the Board of The Institute of Cancer Research and a member of Council at Surrey University.
Charlie Geffen
Charlie was formerly a Partner of Candover Partners Limited. He has particular expertise investing in the Financial and Support Services and Leisure sectors.
Charlie Green
Chris is a Co-Founder of Exponent Private Equity and is a former Director of 3i plc. Chris has a wealth of investment experience across a number of sectors.
Chris Graham
Chris was Senior Partner of Travers Smith LLP and founding partner of its private equity transaction group. He has a particular interest in the professional services and education sectors.
Chris Hale
Chris Pinnington is the former Global COO of Havas Worldwide. Since retiring from Havas in 2015, he has been a Non-Executive Director of Heal’s, Vivienne Westwood, Futura Sustainability Communications and Happen.com.
Chris Pinnington
Chris was instrumental in helping develop the European leveraged and high yield finance markets, and became variously EMEA and Global Head of Leveraged Finance and Non-Investment Grade Debt and Investment Banking Origination at institutions including CIBC World Markets, Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas.
Chris Rist
Christophe is the founder of Satellite Ice Belgium, a market leader in the ice rink rental industry. Christophe is also the founder and CEO of Event Management Organisation, an organizer of large public events and Christmas Markets.
Christophe Burrick
Craig has broad experience investing across private and public markets. He recently retired from Edinburgh Partners, where he was head of European equities.
Craig Armour
David is a former Partner of TDR Capital, prior to which he was Global Head of Financial Sponsors at Merrill Lynch.
David Melvin
David is the Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Astron. David led the company’s sale to RR Donnelley and has extensive experience in Business Process Outsourcing.
David Mitchell
David co-founded Aberforth Partners and since retiring from there has been a Non-Exec on a variety of public and private company boards.
David Warnock
Fiona is General Partner of creative-tech VC firm Edge and Chairman of eFinancialCareers, the global talent platform. Prior to this, she was CEO of start-up incubator Makerversity. Previously, Fiona spent 25 years in the media and entertainment sector, where she was an executive board director of Time Inc.(UK). She played a pivotal role in developing Time Inc.(UK)’s growth strategy and pioneered its digital expansion.
Fiona Dent
Gavin is President and Chief Revenue Officer of Salesforce, responsible for worldwide sales and distribution of the company’s products and services. He led BT as Chief Executive from 2013 to 2019, prior to which he held senior executive roles at Virgin Media and P&G.
Gavin Patterson
Gilbert is the Chairman of Castle Private Equity. He was formerly the Chairman of the Baring English Growth Fund and prior to that the Managing Director of Hambro European Ventures (subsequently Duke Street Capital).
Gilbert Chalk
Hugh is the Chairman of Phoenix Equity Partners, a leading UK mid-market private equity firm.
Hugh Lenon
Ian is formerly the London senior partner of KPMG and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Smith and Nephew Plc, Foxtons Plc Urban & Civic Plc, Brunner Investment Trust Plc and the Goodwood Estate.
Ian Barlow
Ian is the co-founder of Dublon Capital. He was a Non-Executive Director of Meantime Brewery and was formerly the Finance Director of SThree plc.
Ian Colletts
Ian is a former Partner of Candover, prior to which he was a Managing Director at the Bank of Scotland. His investment experience spans multiple industry sectors.
Ian Gray
Jamie is the founder and was CEO of JBW Group, an outsourced business process organisation and is the founder of Hito, a financial services technology company.
Jamie Waller
Jean-Lou is a former Partner of Silverfleet Capital, with extensive experience in a number of industries, particularly in Specialty Retail, Leisure and Business Services.
Jean-Lou Rihon
Jim is the former Group Strategy Director of Diageo and has a wealth of experience in the consumer goods sector.
Jim Grover
Jim is Chairman EMEA at Hamilton Lane. He also serves on the Board of Hg Capital Trust, is a Senior Advisor at Bain and Co and a Fellow at London Business School.
Jim Strang
John is the Chairman of Mintel Group and of sporting goods retailer Intersport PSC Holding AG.
John Weeks
Julian is a former Managing Director of both JPMorgan Cazenove and Goldman Sachs and has a wealth of experience in the financial services sector.
Julian Brown
Kevin was Global President Refreshment on the Unilever Executive until 2017 and is now NED for Morrison’s PLC, Fever Tree PLC and Ben&Jerrys.
Kevin Havelock
Lindsay is a Founding Partner of HgCapital, where he established the healthcare investment practice and led more than 15 investments across the healthcare value chain.
Lindsay Dibden
Lindsay is a former Managing Partner of JPMorgan Partners Europe. He also worked at Cinven, Prudential Venture Managers, and Candover during his career.
Lindsay Stuart
Marek is the former Chairman of Candover Investment Partners. He has over 25 years of private equity experience across a variety of industries.
Marek Gumienny
Marianne is a former Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and held senior positions at Citigroup and Standard Chartered Bank. She is Chairman and CEO of Microbira, a UK based biotech company and is Pro Chancellor and Chair of the Governing Body at Greenwich University.
Marianne Ismail
Mark was previously the Supervisory Board Chairman at PwC and a Deals Advisory partner with a focus on the Retail, Consumer and Leisure industries. Previous to this, he was a Trading Director at Iceland and Welcome Break and a Strategy Partner at Bain.
Mark Hudson
Mark was a Managing Director of Actis and Apax Partners and a previous Non-Executive Director of Travelex and Cengage Learning.
Mark Ransford
Matthew has founded, managed and sold technology and biotech companies in Australia, the US and the UK and has deep experience in the information security sector.
Matthew Bowcock CBE
Matthew was formerly the CFO of the Royal Mail Group during its recent period as a listed entity on the FTSE 100. Prior to this, he was the CFO of ICAP. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Barclays plc, Man Group & Capita plc.
Matthew Lester
Michael founded Elderstreet Investments, now part of Draper Esprit, a Series A Investor. He is also the former Chairman of FTSE 100 companies Sage and Partygaming.
Michael Jackson
Nazar is a former portfolio manager of Oaktree Capital Management and was a founder member of their London office. Subsequently he has invested in and advised a number of early stage ventures.
Nazar Sharif
Neil worked in private equity for over 30 years financing buyouts across Europe and leading one, buying Silverfleet Capital from Prudential in 2007. He read Natural Sciences and Computer Science at Cambridge, so chemicals, computing and healthcare are areas of interest.
Neil MacDougall
Nicholas Coulson is a former Managing Partner of Rothschild and has spent nearly 30 years in investment banking.
Nicholas Coulson
Nick is an experienced CEO in the Consumer sector having worked with Kraft, Cadbury, KP Snacks and Pladis, both in the UK and overseas.
Nick Bunker
Nick is the former CFO of Diageo plc. He has a wealth of experience in growing and internationalising businesses in the industrial and consumer sectors.
Nick Rose
Nigel is the former Head of HSBC UK and Deputy CEO of HSBC Bank Plc. He is a Non-Executive Director of Lloyd’s of London and Nordea Bank Group and Senior Independent Director of Lloyds Bank Plc and Bank of Scotland Plc.
Nigel Hinshelwood
Norbert is the former Chief Executive Officer of Clondalkin Group. He has extensive experience in high-value added packaging and manufacturing.
Norbert McDermott
Paul is formerly the deputy CEO of the Co-Op, Finance Director of RAC and was a Non-Executive Director of Tesco Bank. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Playtech, Charles Taylor, Vadidus (Chairman) and Roberts Jackson (Chairman).
Paul Hewitt
Peter is global head of private markets at Aberdeen Standard Investments and has 30 years' experience in private equity investing.
Peter McKellar
Richard is a Co-Founder of Exponent Private Equity and is a former Managing Director of 3i plc. Richard has a wealth of investment experience across a number of sectors.
Richard Campin
Richard is the former CEO of Independent Clinical Services, Europe’s largest healthcare workforce management company. During his career at ICS, he worked with a number of private equity partners including Hg Capital, Blackstone and TowerBrook.
Richard MacMillan
Richard is the former Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s London Office, where he was head of the European M&A practice and founder of the Private Equity practice.
Richard Morrissey
Richard is a former Partner of Exponent Private Equity and Apax Partners. He has specific investment experience in e-commerce, business, financial services and aviation.
Richard Tudor
Robert is Chairman of UK Government Investments and is the former Chairman of Marks & Spencer. Robert has spent over 30 years in investment banking and was previously a Non-Executive Director of The British Land Company plc and 3i plc.
Robert Swannell
Robin was the co-founder and former global CEO of The Mill, and now stands as Chairman of Monterosa and NCAM Technologies.
Robin Shenfield
Simon is a former Partner of Candover Investment Partners where he had a particular focus on investing in the media sector.
Simon Leefe
Stephan was formerly a partner at Apax where he focused on financial services. He is a serial investor and board member.
Stephan Wilcke
Stéphane has more than 25 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry and the Analytics space, recently as the CEO of Coalition Greenwich as well as with McKinsey and BNPP previously. He is now an active board member and advisor to several FinTech companies.
Stéphane Besson
Steve is the former CEO of Wood Mackenzie. He is now focused on Non-Executive roles and mentoring CEOs in B2B data and analytics.
Stephen Halliday
Steve is the former CFO and is a current Non-Executive Director of Naspers Group. Naspers is a leading internet and media group with services in more than 130 countries worldwide.
Steve Pacak
Stuart is the former CEO of Bupa, prior to which he was the President of Diageo International.
Stuart Fletcher
Sylvia is formerly the Chairman and CEO of IPC Media and was instrumental in the acquisition of IPC by Time Warner. She has extensive experience in the media and publishing industries.
Sylvia Auton OBE
Tim Murfet was at Accenture for 20 years as Managing Partner of Core Technologies (EU), Head of Accenture Technology Consulting (UK) and Global Enterprise Architecture Lead. He also served as CTO of Ixaris.
Tim Murfet
Tom is the former CEO of Intermediate Capital Group plc and is the current Chairman of HgCapital.
Tom Attwood
Tom is the former COO/CFO of Coalition Development, a leading business intelligence provider. Previous to this, Tom was the Global Chief Operating Officer for JP Morgan’s Fixed Income business.
Tom Hoppe
Trevor Reid is the co-founder of X2 Resources LLP and former CFO of Xstrata plc from 2002 until its acquisition by Glencore in 2013, subsequently serving as Consultant of Glencore Xstrata Plc. Prior to that, Trevor was the Global Head of Resource Banking at the Standard Bank Group.
Trevor Reid
Zoe had 15 years Executive Director experience with significant retail, consumer and financial services businesses, including the role of Group Marketing Director of The Co-operative Group, HBoS Retail and Boots UK. In the last 16 years she has held a portfolio of Non-Executive Directorships with particular interest in health, technology and retail and is currently a Board member of The Restaurant Group, Dogtooth Technologies and Amicable.
Zoe Morgan

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