Partner and CIO
Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Specialist, Head of ESG Integration Alternatives
APG Asset Management
We are confirming speakers that you wouldn’t expect to see at a private equity event. The aim is to challenge and inspire the audience to think differently about the themes driving global investment.
Our aim is to deliver the most memorable and productive event experience for the industry.
Adinah is Head of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) and is responsible for running and further developing Permira’s ESG activities.Prior to joining Permira, Adinah spent eight years with sustainability consultancy ERM. As a principal consultant based in the global transaction services team she specialised in ESG for private equity clients. Before that, she spent over a year in construction as an environmental coordinator.Adinah is currently a member of the BVCA’s Responsible Investment Advisory Group and a member of Invest Europe’s Responsible Investment Roundtable (Affiliate Network).
Merrick joined SL Capital, now part of Aberdeen Standard Investments (“ASI”), in 2014 and is based in the Edinburgh and London offices. ASI’s Private Equity business, with around $17bn AuM, encompasses primary and secondary fund investments and co-investment activities undertaken by a global team of over 50 investment professionals. Merrick is Head of Europe and a member of the ASI Private Equity Investment Committee.
An Australian, Merrick has over 25 years’ experience in the European private equity industry. Prior to joining ASI, Merrick was Head of European Investments and Senior Partner of Macquarie’s Private Markets division. Previous roles include 13 years as a Partner and Investment Committee member of Primary Capital (the London-based, lower mid-market private equity firm) where he was responsible for leading, originating and managing numerous private equity investments in the UK. Merrick holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Queensland.
Amanda is responsible for Investor Services at Triton. Prior to joining Triton, Amanda worked in private equity for a number of years, first as a Principal at Langholm Capital and later as a Director at Capital Dynamics. More recently, she was a Managing Partner at Hannes Snellman Copenhagen. She holds an MBA from London Business School and a master's degree in Law from Copenhagen University of Law.
Adam is Head of ESG & Sustainability based in the firm’s London office.
Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2016, Adam was a Principal and Head of Sustainability at mid-market private equity firm Doughty Hanson. During his time there, he developed the firm’s responsible investment strategy and supported the deal team and portfolio management address environmental, social and governance risks at company and fund level. Previously, he worked at KPMG, at ERM (an environmental and safety consultancy) and in the oil and gas industry (Halliburton).
Adam has a BSc (Environmental Science), MA (Environmental Law) and holds a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety from the University of Surrey in the UK.
Torben joined in 2001, and is Managing Partner of ATP PEP. He has over a decade of experience in equity research, and has been involved in numerous corporate finance transactions. Torben received an Msc in Economics from Aarhus University, Denmark.
Torben serves on the advisory boards of the following funds: Apollo VI & VII, Bridgepoint III & IV, Danske Private Equity I, II & III, Fortissimo Capital IV, Graphite Capital VI, Housatonic IV & V, Lindsay Goldberg I, II & III, Living Bridge V, Nordic Capital V, VI & VII, Onset Venture Partners V & VI, Polaris II & III, Silver Lake II & III, Spray Venture Partners II, and Waterland II, III, IV, V & VI..
Mr. Harper is Chief Investment Officer of the AIP Private Markets team and is based in London. He has 28 years of relevant industry experience. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company operating in Europe, North America and Asia providing consulting services to corporate and private equity clients on strategy, performance improvement, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Previously, he worked for Arthur Andersen providing audit, corporate finance and financial advisory services. Mr. Harper received an M.A. with first class honors in economics and accounting from the University of Edinburgh and an M.B.A. with honors in finance and strategy from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.
Tarang is a Principal and helps in running Hamilton Lane’s fund investment activity across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His investment activity includes sourcing, leading diligences and adding value on advisory boards across private market sub-asset classes spanning buyouts, growth capital, venture capital and credit funds. He is based in the firm’s London office.
Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2011, Tarang worked in the Strategy Consulting, M&A and Valuations groups at PwC, serving the financial services, private equity and hedge fund industries. Tarang also served as consultant to RBS, and worked in the equity derivatives trading departments of JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank prior to that.
Tarang received an M.A. and B.A. (Hons) from the University of Cambridge, U.K., in Economics. He is also a qualified CFA charterholder and a CAIA charterholder.
Colin Mayer CBE is the Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, and the former Peter Moores Dean of the School between 2006 and 2011. He is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions and the role of the corporation in contemporary society. He teaches the elective course on Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings on the MBA and the Masters in Financial Economics, the core programme on Responsible Business for MBA students, an elective on the Nature of the Corporation for MBA and Masters in Financial Economics students, and the Principles of Financial Regulation on the Masters in Law and Finance.
Colin studied as an undergraduate at Oriel College, Oxford, and received his DPhil from Oxford University in 1981. He was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard University, a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England, the first Leo Goldschmidt Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at the Solvay Business School, Université de Bruxelles, and has had visiting positions at Columbia, MIT and Stanford universities. In 1994, Colin became the first professor at Saïd Business School, and was appointed the Peter Moores Dean of the Business School between 2006 and 2011. He was the first Director of the Oxford Financial Research Centre at the University of Oxford between 1998 and 2005.
Colin has served on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and assisted in establishing prestigious networks of economics, law and finance academics in Europe at the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was a founding editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and a founding co-editor of the Review of Finance.
Colin was a director and chairman of Oxera between 1986 and 2010, and was instrumental in building the firm into what is now one of the largest independent economics consultancies in Europe. He is a director of Aurora Energy Research Limited, an energy modelling company. He has consulted for numerous large corporations and for governments, regulators and international agencies around the world.
Colin is an Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and St Anne’s College, Oxford, and he is a Professorial Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the European Corporate Governance Institute. He is an Ordinary Member of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and a Trustee of the Oxford Playhouse.
Janet is a Senior Policy Officer in the TUC's Economic and Social Affairs Department, responsible for policy on corporate governance, institutional investment, executive pay and corporate social responsibility. She's the Chair of Trade Union Share Owners, an initiative that brings together union funds to collaborate on voting and engagement at company AGMs, and a trustee of the TUC Superannuation Society. She also contributes to TUC pensions policy and campaigning.
Mark was founder of the merchant banking group Maizels Westerberg and has since founded
a number of businesses in the technology, advisory, financial services and investment sectors. He was Managing Director of the private equity firm Doughty Hanson, Chair of LM Glasfiber (the global renewable energy group) and started the African venture capital firm 8 Miles LLP with Bob Geldof. He has been active in policy ideas and campaigns related to social mobility and poverty fighting in the UK and across the world. He co-founded the Centre for Social Justice, the Early Intervention Foundation and B Labs (UK). In March 2015, he was appointed to the Board of the BBC Trust, and was the Trustee for England for two years. Mark was a member of the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force in 2014, and was appointed to the Triennial Review of the Big Lottery Fund by the UK Cabinet Office in the same year.
Mark is a leading authority on some of the world’s most entrenched socio-economic challenges, speaking widely on reforms that must be made to drive improved governance and productivity, and always championing the power and social impact of good business. He is the author of the External Rate of Return with the London School of Economics. He was appointed as a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics & Political Science in November 2016 and a Visiting Professor at the Policy institute, Kings College London in January 2017.
June Sarpong MBE is an established TV Presenter, who has an enjoyed a 20-year career, in which she has become one of the most recognisable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic hosts; comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public.
June began her career at Kiss 100 and later became a presenter for MTV UK & Ireland, but it was when she started on Channel 4’s ‘T4’ that she became such a household name. She was one of the female faces on the show for 9 years, even interviewing Tony Blair for an exclusive special, ‘When Tony Met June’ in 2005, with unprecedented access to the then British Prime Minister.
June has taken on the world’s most challenging live audiences, hosting 2005’s major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square and presenting at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 alongside Will Smith she also hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. Not only this, June has interviewed and introduced some of the world’s biggest names including HRH Prince of Wales, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bono, George Clooney and 50 Cent.
June has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles for ten years as an ambassador for his charity the Prince’s Trust. June was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest ever people to receive an MBE.
June is the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). WIE first launched in New York in 2010, and then in the UK 2012. This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers from a wide range of industries, with previous speakers including Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi and Iman.
After living in America for 8 years, June moved back to her hometown of London in 2015, and appeared as a panellist on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’. She is now a regular panellist on Sky News’ new weekly current affairs discussion show, ‘The Pledge’.
In 2016, June was announced as the official ambassador for Superdrug’s Shades of Beauty campaign, to tackle product inequality in high street beauty, with the aim of making it more accessible for black and Asian women to shop affordably on the high street. June was also announced as part of the ‘Grazia Collective’, a line-up of brilliant women ambassadors.
2017 continues to be a busy year for June, she will be co-presenting ‘The Art Show’ with Will Best and Kate Bryan, a new series coming to Sky Arts. ‘The Art Show’ is a beautifully filmed, energetic, entertaining and insightful television series, offering a global perspective on human creativity. This unique 8 x 1 hour TV series aims to expand our understanding of people, places, culture and history. She is also due to release her first book, ‘Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration’, later this year which argues the case for how limited we are by social division while inspiring us to make a change.
Bruno Bagnouls joined TMF Group in December 2015 as Global Head of Private Equity and Real Estate. He is also Managing Director of TMF Luxembourg and a member of the TMF Senior Leadership Team.
Bruno has extensive experience in the implementation, management, accounting and administration of private equity and real estate entities. He also sits on the Real Estate working group of the ALFI (Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry) and he regularly represents TMF Group in various conferences on topics relating to Private Equity and Real Estate.
Prior to joining TMF Group, Bruno was Head of Corporate Services and member of the Group Executive Committee at Alter Domus.
He has a degree in Business Studies from IPAG (Ecole supérieure de commerce) in Paris and in French Accounting (D.E.C.F, Diplôme d'Etudes Comptables et Financières).