Portfolio Manager - Managing Director
J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Head of Investor Services
Head of Europe – Private Equity
Aberdeen Standard Investments
Director, Institutional Asset Management
European Investment Fund (EIF)
Nino Tronchetti Provera
Managing Partner & Founder
Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Specialist, Head of ESG Integration Alternatives
APG Asset Management
Partner and CIO
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Director & Head of Impact
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As Head of Investment Management, Michael is responsible for helping to develop, and ensuring implementation of, Coller Capital’s investment strategy. He is based in the firm’s London office.
Prior to joining Coller Capital in 2005, Michael worked in the investment banking divisions of Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse First Boston in London.
Michael has a BA (Hons) in International Business Studies from the European Business School, London and an MSc in Finance from the London Business School.
David co-leads GIC’s Private Equity Fund & Co-investment program in Europe, having joined GIC in 2008. Over the past 10 years he has invested broadly, including in buyout, EM, credit, distressed, venture and special situations funds, as well as in a wide range of co-investments. Prior to GIC he worked for McKinsey & Company and HM Treasury. He read PPE at Oxford and has an MBA from INSEAD.
As Managing Director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas - London office, Allen MacDonell is responsible for sourcing principal transaction opportunities across the TRS Private Equity, Real Estate, and Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure portfolio's representing a combined 39% allocation for the $140+ billion TRS portfolio. He will assist in underwriting, managing, monitoring, and negotiating terms of select principal investment transactions.
Prior to joining TRS in November 2000, Mr. MacDonell worked at Duke Management Company, the investment management group for Duke University, where he was responsible for assisting in the monitoring and management of several alternative asset classes within the university’s endowment and other investment assets. He holds a B.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. Mr. MacDonell is a CFA charter holder.
Mr Patel is Head of Europe, Senior Partner of Apollo Private Equity and a Managing Partner of Apollo’s European Principal Finance group. He is on the Steering Committee of Apollo’s AION Capital business in India. He joined the Firm in 2010 and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Senior Management Committee. He was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. and was co-head of European and Indian Private Equity for the Principal Investment Area. He was a member of Goldman Sachs Partnership Committee and a member of the Investment Committee of Goldman Sachs Foundation. Sanjay started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1983 and spent 17 years in PIA in New York and London. He was President of Greenwich Street Capital from 1998 to 2003. He serves on the board of directors of Tegra Apparel. He is a member of the Financial Sector Forum for Bank of England and is a member of the Board of Overseers for Harvard University. He also serves on the Investment Committee of the Eton College Foundation. He received an engineering degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He was educated at Eton College in the UK, where he was a King’s Scholar.
John focuses on the development of institutional client and consultant relationships and works with other members of the Investor Relations Team to serve the needs of Adams Street Partners’ clients.
Following the Election in May 2010, Justine was appointed as the Economic Secretary to the Treasury within the Coalition Government. In October 2011, Justine was then appointed to the role of Secretary of State for Transport.
In September 2012, Justine was appointed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to the role of Secretary of State for International Development. In that role she has led the UK's efforts in Sierra Leone to combat ebola and our country's humanitarian response in places such as the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Justine has put improving the lives of women and girls at the heart of the UK's international development approach. Justine held the first ever Girl Summit in London to mobilise international work to combat FGM and early and forced marriage, with young people at the centre of this work.
Justine then served as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities from July 2016 to January 2018.
Justine Greening lives in West Hill in Putney. Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Justine attended her local comprehensive school, before studying economics at Southampton University. She has an MBA from the London Business School and used to work in business. Justine was first elected as the MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in May 2005.
Frans Tieleman is Executive Committee member of Eurazeo since 2008. His investment track record includes includes investing over €2.5bn in companies such as Asmodee, Neovia, and Moncler, as well as Eurazeo PME, Rhone and Idinvest.
Frans serves on the Investment Committees of Eurazeo Capital, Croissance and Brands, and the Supervisory Board of PME and the board of Idinvest. He leads investment partnerships, funds, and strategic developments for the group.
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.
Erik Nobel focuses on acquiring and managing minority co-investments. Erik joined AP6 in 2013 in conjunction with the launch of its co-invest program. He is responsible for co-sponsored co-investment processes and has served on the board of a number of portfolio companies.
Erik’s prior experience includes a position with IK Investment Partners where he conducted mid-market buy-outs in the Nordic region. Prior to this he was a part of the Nordic M&A team at JPMorgan in London. Erik received a M.Sc. degree in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics in 2003.
Charlie joined BC Partners in London in 2009. Previously, Charlie was chairman of the financial sponsors group in Europe at Goldman Sachs, a position he retired from in 2008. Charlie spent 22 years at Goldman Sachs in the corporate finance and investment banking divisions and was responsible for Goldman Sachs’ relationship with BC Partners for 15 years. Prior to this, he was a corporate finance analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Joined in May 2008. Mark has more than 25 years’ experience working with the private equity industry. Initially this was in leveraged finance, having worked at Bank of Scotland (1989–1997) which was the European market leader in LBO financings at the time, and at SEB (1998–2008) the leading Nordic Region bank. Before joining in 2008, Mark had worked with Nordic Capital for almost ten years, including arranging the financing for the Nycomed transaction in 1999. Mark established the NC Advisory’s Capital Markets Team when he joined, extending key lending relationships beyond the Firm’s Nordic Region heritage. For the last 3 years Mark has also been the Partner responsible for Investor Relations. Mark holds a BA (Hons) in Accountancy, Finance and Economics from the University of Essex.
Danny is a partner in our Finance Group specialising in real estate finance, fund finance and general corporate lending. He joined Travers Smith as a trainee in 2003 and has been a partner since 2013.
His recent work includes advising:
- RBS group on subscription, co-invest and NAV facilities in excess of £3bn made available to major European private equity real estate funds.
- A major high street bank on subscription facilities for various European infrastructure and debt funds.
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on subscription facilities made available to a number of debt and maritime funds.
- A wide range of private equity, private equity real estate and debt funds on their fund finance arrangements.
- Patron Capital on its development framework partnership agreement with a US REIT and the related finance arrangements, together with investment and development finance for a number of its investee companies.
- Clearbell Capital on debt facilities secured on Lingfield Point, Darlington; Earlsdon Park, Coventry; Edmund House, Birmingham; Belgrade Plaza, Coventry; and Blenheim Court, Birmingham.
- Mansford Capital on debt facilities secured on the Dean & Reddyhoff marinas portfolio and City Gates, Swansea.
- Meyer Bergman on the financing of its acquisitions of Burlington Arcade; The Exchange, Ilford; and 112-116 New Oxford Street.
- Cinnamon Care Capital on the financing of the construction of a care home in Hextable, Kent.
- Rothesay Life (as lender) on refinancing the debt facilities of a post-graduate student accommodation provider.
- Laxfield Capital (as lender) on the financing of the acquisition of a retail quarter in Swansea.
- A joint venture between Fimalac and the Hearst Corporation on the refinancing of 30 North Colonnade, Canary Wharf.
- Fairview New Homes Limited on the refinancing of its existing debt facilities.
- Safestore Holdings plc on its £425m refinancing through a mixture of bank debt and a US private placement and the financing of its subsequent acquisitions of the Space Maker and Alligator portfolios.
- Breedon Group plc on the financing of its £336m acquisition of Hope Construction Materials Limited and its £455m acquisition of Lagan Group (Holdings) Limited.
- Pinewood Group on the financing of the acquisition of its JV partner's stake in Shepperton Studios, the financing of its £55m development at Pinewood Studios and the subsequent sale of the business to Aermont.
- Peel Group on various corporate, real estate and development facilities in excess of £500m.
- Shazam Entertainment on its debt facilities with Silicon Valley Bank, TriplePoint Capital and Barclays Bank plc.
- Blacks Leisure Group on its refinancing, restructuring and administration.
Danny is listed as a leading individual for real estate finance in Chambers and Partners UK 2018 where he is described as "efficient and impressive" with sources saying: "He's incredibly well versed in financing agreements." He is also recommended for property finance in Legal 500 2017 which says he is "a great negotiator". IFLR 1000 2017 edition says he is "excellent".
Danny is co-head of graduate recruitment and spends a significant amount of time interviewing students and attending graduate recruitment events. He is also an ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors, a free academic and careers advice service for future solicitors, and runs the firm's PRIME scheme (a City law firm-wide initiative which offers work experience to 16 and 17 year olds from less privileged backgrounds).
He is also a member of the British Property Federation finance committee and speaks and writes extensively on both fund finance and real estate finance matters.
Laurent joined BC Partners in London in 2009. Previously, Laurent spent four years at Citigroup, most recently as director in the Citi Alternatives Distribution Group focussing on investor relationships in Europe. Other previous positions include: principal at Acanthus Advisers LLP, a corporate finance advisory firm focussed on private equity; marketing director at venture capital firm RVC Capital Europe Ltd (a spin-out from Reuters) in Munich and London; and assistant vice president in the Alternative Investments Group at LCF Rothschild.
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.
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).
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.
Francesco is a senior member of Pantheon's European investment team and a member of the European Investment Committee, the Co-investment Committee and the Global Credit Committee. Francesco was previously with Unigestion, where he managed the firm’s global secondaries programme. Prior to Unigestion he was a partner and co-founder of the European venture capital firm DN Capital, having spent three years prior to that as part of the European investment team at Advent International. He has a BA in East Asian studies from Princeton University, and received an MBA from Insead. In addition to his native English and Italian, Francesco also speaks French. Francesco is based in London
David is a founder and Managing Partner of FPE Capital. He is an experienced private equity manager and sits on the board of Optimity.
He started his career in the broadcast media sector and became a lawyer then investment banker at Robert Fleming and JP Morgan. He qualified as a corporate lawyer with London firm Ashurst Morris Crisp.
Dr. Wolfango Piccoli is Co-President of Teneo Intelligence. Based in London, he serves as Director of Research and leads the firm’s coverage of Europe
Prior to joining Teneo, Piccoli was the director of the London office and head of the Europe practice at Eurasia Group, where he was responsible for advising financial, corporate and government clients on political developments in Europe.
Piccoli is a frequent commentator on European politics in major media outlets, including the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, CNN International, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC Europe and Al-Jazeera English.
He also co-authored the book Turkey at the Crossroads: Ottoman Legacies and a Greater Middle East, which was translated into Turkish.
Piccoli holds a Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Bilkent (Ankara). He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Bologna.
Ian Has Three Decades Of Experience In Finance, Private Equity And Investment Management.
Ian started his career at 3i Group in 1987 becoming Chief Investment Officer in 2009 with responsibility for managing £10 billion of assets across Europe. He has a diverse range of global equity and debt investment experience that includes the infrastructure and alternative energy sectors and was also a member of various of 3i Group's executive and risk management committees, including the Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Risk Committee and Conflicts Committee. In 2012 he set up the UK Green Investment Bank and was the Chief Investment Officer through 2014. Since inception the bank has mobilised £5 billion into the UK alternative energy sector.
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.
Grégory Salinger joined Apax Partners in 2017. He works with the leadership teams of the portfolio companies to help them accelerate the value creation and transformation of their companies related to digital.
Gregory has a track record of over 20 years as an entrepreneur and leader in digital and technology. After developing and managing GOA, the online gaming platform launched by France Télécom, he co-founded and was the CEO of Chateau Online, shaping it into the leading e-commerce company dedicated to wine in Europe. More recently, he was the CEO of Videdressing, the leading French marketplace specializing in pre-owned fashion and luxury goods. Gregory also worked at Microsoft for over ten years, initially as Managing Director of MSN France, which became France’s top digital media network under his leadership. Next, at a global level, he successively led Strategy & Operations, then Online Marketing and Monetization for Microsoft’s Consumer & Online business.
Gregory holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of International Relations from SAIS Johns Hopkins University as well as a BA from Swarthmore College.
Frode is a thought leader in disruptive innovation and organizational design. He led the Post-Lean Institute's decade-long effort to reinvent Lean for modern knowledge work, for which he was made a Fellow of the Lean Systems Society. Frode’s second major contribution goes beyond Lean Thinking to the heart of the dramatic disruption from exponential technologies that we see today. Researching 12,000 years of human organizations, he concluded that we are transitioning to a post-industrial civilization and economy. This means that a fundamentally different set of ideas and principles must now be used as we innovate, develop organizations, design jobs and pursue careers. The result of this work is Post-Lean Thinking — management science for the post-industrial transition.
Frode has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and trusted advisor to high- tech executives. Before founding LSI in 2004, Frode was the CEO and founder of Ødegård Labs, Inc. in 1991, a software engineering research and consulting firm. In 1996 he founded Ødegård Media, an early online content developer. While attending high school in Norway, Frode in 1986 founded his first company, M2CS, a startup building next generation tools for embedded software development. He immigrated to the United States in 1990. Frode resides in Silicon Valley when he is not traveling (about 50% of his time). His major passions outside work include martial arts (Aikido), historical linguistics, philosophy and theoretical computer science.
Based in Silicon Valley, the Post-Lean Institute is a research and consulting firm helping corporates and private equity firms navigate, exploit and engage in disruptive innovation. We work with boards and CEOs to provide executive education, workshops and strategic advice. The foundation of our work is Post-Lean Thinking, our effort to reinvent management science for the postindustrial transition human civilization is undergoing.
Alan is a non-executive director of Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust plc and the Competition & Markets Authority, having been a non-executive director of the Office of Fair Trading from 2007. He is also an Associate Fellow of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford where he chairs the Advisory Board of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, and an Honorary Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, City, University of London, where he is Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board of the Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre.
Alan has extensive retail sector experience, having been Chairman of Fat Face from September 2006 until July 2013. Earlier in his career he formed HMV Group as Chief Executive in 1998 as a leveraged buy-out and led the Group through its London Stock Exchange IPO in 2002 before retiring from the Group in September 2006 to develop a portfolio of non-executive and teaching roles. From 1993 to 1998 he was Managing Director of Waterstone’s, having joined WH Smith Group in 1982 and being appointed to their board in November 1995. He also served as Operations and Development Director for Do It All and General Manager (Books) for WH Smith Retail. Prior to this, he spent seven years in buying and marketing roles with Boots. He was a non-executive director of Rentokil Initial plc from 2006 to 2017, Wilson Bowden plc from 2004 to 2007 and Somerfield plc from 1993 until 2004.
He attended Merton College, University of Oxford, where he graduated in Physics and holds a Masters in Management degree from The Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, California. He was awarded an OBE for services to business and the UK economy in the 2018 New Years Honours list.
Kenneth is a Norwegian serial entrepreneur with exits and a leading authority on innovation and entrepreneurship. He champions a new way to develop, finance and grow startups as the most efficacious way to solve the big challenges of our time.
For 15 years, he developed the next growth ventures for big corporates, advised politicians on innovation strategy, and built R&D and Entrepreneur programmes for the Norwegian Government. He was repeat government appointed Strategy Review Auditor for Statkraft and Statoil and earned professional awards across technology, advertising, media, oil & gas, and professional services with several national TV and news appearances. He is named the 'most innovative person in Norway' by Google.
Through his Innovatorium Foundation, Kenneth pioneered Scandinavian innovation and entrepreneurship in learning partnerships with global brands like Ferrari, Credit-Suisse, Banco Santander, and Real Madrid, training 1,500 Scandinavian executives and managers on innovation for growth.
Kenneth now disrupts the approach of innovation, entrepreneurship and venture with his award-winning and university endorsed system for innovation and entepreneurship: Moonwalk. Moonwalk turns big (society) challenges into growth companies to impact 1 billion lives, with 'Norway beyond oil' as its first challenge programme. A proprietary deal-flow of 4 growth companies and 13 seed stage startups are active on three continents. Kenneth now brings Moonwalk and select companies to London for international expansion.
Daina joined LTG in 2011 and focuses on sourcing and executing investment opportunities in e-commerce, fashion and wider consumer sectors. She has 10 years experience in investments, private equity, valuations and strategy (PwC, AS DIENA / Bonnier AB). She holds M.Sc. in Strategic Management from EDHEC Business School in France and B.Sc. in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Daina is married and has two sons. In her spare time she enjoys dancing and travelling.
Nick has 25 years of experience of providing legal advice to clients in the TMT sector and, more recently, in the wider digital economy. Clients include telecoms and media companies, vendors and banks operating in the TMT sector and digitalising businesses generally. He has advised on a range of high-profile transactions across the globe, including roll-out of new services, network shares, joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals, as well as providing the sector input on financings and disputes.
Nick is recognised as a leader in his field for both legal and industry knowledge. His practice has taken him across the globe with clients and deals spanning Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He is bilingual in English and French and fluent in Japanese.
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).
Kate Bingham joined SV Health Investors (previously SVLS) in 1991 and is one of 6 MPs who manage seven venture capital funds and one public fund (>$2bn total assets) for life sciences investing in US and Europe. Kate is responsible for biotech investments and activities in the EU and serves/d on the boards of companies in the UK, US, Ireland, Sweden and Germany. Kate played an active role in setting up the new Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF). These investments include small molecule drug discovery and development projects, biotherapeutic development projects and drug discovery platforms in a broad range of clinical areas.
Prior to joining SV Health Investors, Kate worked in business development for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA and at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm. Kate has a first-class degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University and graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA (Baker Scholar).
Philip is the founder and managing partner of Brightwell Partners LLP (Brightwell), a firm focused on opportunities where financial and social returns combine in a single proposition. Since its launch two years ago, Brightwell has been involved in over $2.2bn of fundraisings, including Syncona, a collaboration between the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the Battle Against Cancer Investment Trust to form a leading global investor in new medical technologies.
Most recently Brightwell has worked on the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) alongside SV Health Investors, an international venture capital firm focused on biotech and life sciences more generally. The DDF is a unique collaboration between government, charity and big pharma and aims to develop disease modifying drugs for dementia more broadly, including Alzheimer’s. The DDF is one of the largest early stage single strategy venture capital funds ever raised.
Going forward one of Brightwell’s core focus areas will be Sustainability with a specific focus on the creation of products and the raising of funds around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Brightwell also redirects a share of its revenues to charitable causes and impact initiatives.
Prior to founding Brightwell, Philip spent over 20 years at Permira, a leading European Private Equity firm where he was the partner in charge of the investor side of the business and involved in over €25 billion of equity fundraisings. Whilst at Permira he also oversaw in excess of €1 billion of co-investment syndication.
Philip lives in Oxford with his family and is involved in a number of arts and medically focused charities. He holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford and is a Chartered Accountant.
Paula joined Campbell Lutyens in 2006 and has particular responsibility for project management and execution within the fund placement team. Prior to joining Campbell Lutyens, Paula worked in the Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse in London. She was a project manager for European and global private equity fundraisings spanning a variety of product classes including buyout, growth equity, secondary and mezzanine funds, prior to which she worked in Credit Suisse's Global Industrial Services Group. She has a first class degree in business studies from City University.
- 25 years of experience in investing in private markets and structuring leading edge solutions at Unigestion and UBS
- Passionate “thought leader” on improving the bottom line results of private market investing
- Responsible for investments of > EUR 3.5 billion in over 190 private equity transactions, of which > 20 direct co-investments and > 70 secondary transactions
- Extensive team and project management experience, previously leading a team of 23 private market professionals for 14 years
- Ph.D. in Finance and Economics from University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). CFA Charter holder
James is co-founder and Director of COOK (www.cookfood.net), a certified B Corporation. He is a Founding Partner of Snowball LLP, a multi-asset impact investment manager which manages the assets of Panahpur, which made the transition from grant-making trust to for-beneficiary investment company under James’ leadership. He is co-founder of B Lab UK and a member of B Lab’s Global Governance Council.
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.
Greg Gille joined Unquote in 2010 as a reporter, initially focusing on the French private equity market. He was promoted to senior reporter and then news editor, before becoming deputy editor in 2013 and online editor a year later. He is currently editor, overseeing editorial content in print and online.
Greg graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Master's degree in media management in 2009. He started his career in Paris before moving to London in 2010.
Denise joined unquote" as Associate Editor in June 2016 to spearhead our GP profiling effort. Prior to this, she spent almost nine years at unquote" sister publication Debtwire and was Mid Market Editor, setting up the Mid Market product in 2012.
Denise graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in History and also has a master's from the Victoria & Albert Museum. After a stint working for publications in Italy, she returned to London in 2007.
Oscar Geen joined Unquote in 2017 as a reporter, focusing on the private equity market in the DACH region. He previously worked for Unquote sister publication Creditflux as a researcher, focusing on the CLO market.
Oscar graduated from the University of Kent with a Master's degree in political theory in 2015 and spent a year at the Freie Universität in Berlin as part of his undergraduate programme.
Kenny Wastell joined Unquote in February 2014 to report on the Southern Europe region, and now has a specific focus on the UK market. Kenny is Unquote's Features Editor, overseeing the in-depth analysis articles published on the platform.
Having grown up in Italy, Kenny eventually returned to the UK and later obtained a degree in journalism from University of the Arts London. Prior to joining Unquote, he had work published by UK newspapers including The Guardian, The Observer and South London Press.