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Head of Private Equity Fund Investment
Member of Investment Committee
Emma has over 23 years of experience in private equity and has been the lead portfolio manager for the Company for over 13 years, originally joining Graphite Capital as head of fund investments and latterly as a Senior Partner of the firm. Prior to this, Emma held various roles in private equity including Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (private equity funds and co-investments), Morgan Grenfell Private Equity (direct equity), Royal Bank of Scotland (mezzanine) and Coopers & Lybrand (private equity advisory). She is also a co-founder of Level 20, a not-for-profit organisation set up to inspire women to join and succeed in the European private equity industry. Emma holds a first-class degree in Economics and Politics from Bristol University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Role on the Investment Committee
Emma has overall responsibility for the development and execution of the Company’s investment strategy. She has extensive experience across the private equity market, both as a direct investor across the capital structure and as a fund investor. As Head of the Private Equity Funds team, Emma is involved in the fund and co-investment due diligence.