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BVCA Chairmanship

Helen Steers leads Pantheon’s European primary investment activity and chairs the European Investment Committee. She is also a member of the International Investment Committee and the Co-investment Committee. Helen joined Pantheon in 2004 from Russell Investments in Paris where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe.

Prior to joining Russell in 1999, Helen spent five years as Director, European Private Equity with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. From 1989 to 1994, Helen was a senior investment manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada in Montréal.

Helen received a BA and an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. In addition to her responsibilities at Pantheon, Helen is Chair of the British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (BVCA) and is involved with Invest Europe, where she sits on the Board, and is the Chair of the Limited Partners Platform Council. Helen is also a co-founder of Level 20, a non-profit making organisation that has been set up to encourage women to succeed in the private equity industry. Helen is bilingual in English and French. Helen is based in London.

Below you can view who has been a past Chair of the BVCA since 1983.

 

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Helen Steers

 


BVCA Chair 2017
Partner, Pantheon

Year
2017

Helen Steers

BVCA Chair 2017, Partner, Pantheon

2016

Alan MacKay

Executive Partner and Founder, GHO Capital

2015

Rob Lucas

Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners

2014

Tim Farazmand

Managing Director, LDC

2013

Simon Clark

Managing Partner, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe

2012

Robert Easton

Managing Director and Co-Head, Carlyle Europe Technology Partners

2011

Richard Anton

Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners

2010

Hugh Lenon

Managing Partner, Phoenix Equity Partners

2009

Simon Havers

CEO, Baird Capital

2008

Jeremy Hand

Managing Partner, Lyceum Capital

2007

Wol Kolade

Managing Partner, Livingbridge

2006

Rod Selkirk

Chief Executive, Hermes Private Equity

2005

Vince O'Brien

Director, Montagu Private Equity Ltd

2004

Anne Glover

Co-founder and Chief Executive, Amadeus Capital Partners

2003

Richard Green

Managing Partner, August Equity

2002

Michael Queen

Finance Director, 3i

2001

Edmund Truell

Chief Executive of Pension Corporation and founder, Duke Street

2000

David Thorp

Director, ISIS Private Equity

1999

James Nelson

Non-Executive Director, Intermediate Capital Group

1998

Clive Sherling

Former Chairman, Football Licensing Authority

1997

Norman Murray

Chairman, Cairn Energy

1996

David Quysner

Non-Executive Director, Private Equity Investor

1995

Andrew Joy

Partner, Cinven

1994

Brian Larcombe

Non-Executive Director, Gallaher Group

1993

Ron Hollidge

Chairman, Kleinwort Capital Trust

1992

Robert Drummond

Chairman, Acta

1991

Adrian Beecroft

Partner and former Chief Investment Officer, Apax Partners

1990

Michael Denny

Executive Chairman, Northern Venture Managers Limited

1989

Richard Hargreaves

Chairman, SPDG Technologies

1988

John Nash

Chairman, Care UK

1987

Lionel Anthony

Non-Executive Director, Ariadne Capital  

1986

Colin Clive

Non-Executive Director, Thompson Clive Investment

1985

Sir Ronald Cohen

Founder, Apax Partners

1984

Tony Lorenz

Managing Partner, ECI

1983

Sir David Cooksey

Director, Bank of England, Former Governor, Wellcome Trust

Year
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