Our investor members comprise a wide array of experienced practitioners engaged in investment selection and oversight.
Adam has been a leading M&A lawyer in the City for over 30 years, focussing on private equity and public company takeovers.
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.
Alex co-founded Ferox Capital, an investment management firm focused on global convertible bond strategies.
Andre is formerly the Global Head of Equity Trading at Deutsche Bank. Andre holds numerous investments and board/advisory positions.
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.
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.
Bill is the co-founder of SThree plc, a global IT specialist recruitment company.
Brendan is a former Group Managing Director of HSBC and is an independent director at Allied Irish Bank and UK Asset Resolution.
Brian is a Founding Partner of Cinven, a leading global private equity firm.
Bruce used to run the Lloyds Bank Joint Venture Equity business which focussed 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 is a founding partner of Dickson Minto, the corporate lawyers
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 is formerly a Partner of Candover Investment Partners. He has particular expertise investing in the Financial and Support Services and Leisure sectors.
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 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 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.
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.
Colin had a long international career with S G Warburg which became UBS AG where he was Global Head of Equities. He has held a number of non executive positions including RBS, Standard Life and was chairman of Standard Life Investments.
David is a former Partner of TDR Capital, prior to which he was Global Head of Financial Sponsors at Merrill Lynch.
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 co-founded Aberforth Partners and since retiring from there has been a non-exec on a variety of public and private company boards.
Fiona was Group Managing Director of Time Inc.(UK) Lifestyle and a board director for 10 years. She played a pivotal role developing Time Inc.(UK)’s growth strategy and is currently board advisor to several start-ups.
Gavin Patterson 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.
Gilbert is the Chairman of Castle Private Equity. He is formerly the Chairman of the Baring English Growth Fund and prior to that the Managing Director of Hambro European Ventures (subsequently Duke Street Capital).
Hugh is the Chairman of Phoenix equity partners, a leading UK mid-market private equity firm.
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 and Brunner Investment Trust Plc and the Goodwood Estate.
Ian is the co-founder of Dublon Capital. He was a non-executive Director of Meantime Brewery and is formerly of SThree plc.
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.
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.
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.
Jim is the former Group Strategy Director of Diageo and has a wealth of experience in the consumer goods sector.
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.
John is the Chairman of Mintel Group and of sporting goods retailer Intersport PSC Holding AG.
Julian is a former Managing Director of both JPMorgan Cazenove and Goldman Sachs has a wealth of experience in the financial services sector.
Julian was formerly the senior operating partner at TDR Capital, prior to which he was a partner at McKinsey.
Keith is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Craneware plc, a provider of value cycle solutions to nearly one third of registered U.S. hospitals.
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.
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 is the former Managing Partner of JPMorgan Partners Europe. He also worked at Cinven, Prudential Venture Managers, and Candover during his career.
Marek is the former Chairman of Candover Investment Partners. He has over 25 years of private equity experience across a variety of industries.
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.
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 was a Managing Director of Actis and Apax Partners and a previous Non-Executive Director of Travelex and Cengage Learning.
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 is 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.
Michael founded Elderstreet Investments, now part of Draper Esprit, a Series A Investor. He is also former Chairman of FTSE 100 companies Sage and Partygaming.
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.
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.
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 is the former CFO of Diageo plc. He has a wealth of experience in growing and internationalising businesses in the industrial and consumer sectors.
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.
Norbert is the former Chief Executive Officer of Clondalkin Group. He has extensive experience in high-value added packaging and manufacturing.
Paul is the founder of Safetynet and Netstore plc and has extensive experience in the IT services sector. Paul most recently founded the charity Fredericks Foundation.
Paul is formerly the deputy CEO of the Co-Op, Finance Director of RAC and was a Non-Executive Director of Tesco’s bank. He is currently a non-executive director of Playtech, Charles Taylor, Vadidus (Chairman) and Roberts Jackson (Chairman).
Paul is the CEO of 24Haymarket. He previously worked in private equity at The Carlyle Group and CCMP Capital.
Peter is global head of private markets at Aberdeen Standard Investments and has 30 years experience in private equity investing.
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 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 is a former Partner of Exponent Private Equity and Apax Partners. He has specific investment experience in e-commerce, business and financial services and aviation.
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.
Sabine Chalmers is Group General Counsel of BT plc. Prior to her appointment in April 2018, Sabine was Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer of ABInBev for 13 years, as well as spending 12 years at Diageo.
Simon is a former Partner of Candover Investment Partners where he had a particular focus on investing in the media sector.
Stephan was formerly a partner at Apax where he focused on financial services. He is a serial investor and board member.
Steve is the former CEO of Wood Mackenzie. He is now focused on non executive roles and mentoring CEOs in B2B data and analytics.
Stuart is the former CEO of Bupa prior to which he was the President of Diageo International.
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.
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.
Tom is the former CEO of Intermediate Capital Group plc and is the current Chairman of HgCapital.
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.
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.
Zoe is a portfolio non-executive director and investor with a background in marketing, buying and general management in the Retail, Food, Financial Services and Healthcare sectors.