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The BVCA Chair is chosen amongst council members and is elected on an annual basis. The Chair has the ultimate responsibility for the oversight of the strategy and management of the affairs of the BVCA.

2024-25 Chair – Matthew Sabben-Clare, Senior Advisor, Cinven

Matthew Sabben-Clare is a Senior Advisor to Cinven. Previously, Matthew was Head of Cinven’s Capital Markets team and Chief Administrative Officer.

He was previously at Merrill Lynch in Leveraged Finance. Prior to this he worked in the Financing & Structured Products Division at J. Henry Schroder & Co. He graduated from Cambridge University and is AMCT-qualified.

Learn more about Matthew below. You can also view a timeline of all past BVCA Chairs spanning 1983-2023.
Matthew Sabben-Clare BVCA Chair 2024-25
Past BVCA Chairs
2023

Garry Wilson

Group Managing Partner, Endless

2022

Charlie Troup

Managing Partner, Duke Street

2021

Kerry Baldwin

Managing Partner, IQ Capital

2020

Neil MacDougall

Chairman, Silverfleet Capital

2019

Cheryl Potter

Partner, Co-Head of Consumer, Permira

2018

Calum Paterson

Managing Partner, Scottish Equity Partners (SEP)

2017

Helen Steers

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

Founder, Cinven; Founder, the Causeway Capital Group

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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