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HVPE appoints non-exec director

HarbourVest Global Private Equity (HVPE) has appointed Francesca Barnes as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 3 April 2017.

Barnes brings a wealth of private equity, banking and finance experience to the HVPE Board.
Most recently she was non-executive director of Electra Private Equity, a FTSE 250 investment trust specialising in private equity investments – a position she held from 2013 to 2016.
Prior to this, Barnes spent 16 years at UBS, serving as global head of private equity for the latter seven years following on from senior positions in restructuring and loan portfolio management. Preceding this, Barnes spent 11 years with Chase Manhattan UK and US, in roles spanning commodity finance and private equity.
Barnes pursues a number of activities in both the commercial and voluntary sectors and serves as non-executive director of Coutts and Company, non-executive director of Capvis private equity, the chair of trustees for Penny Brohn Cancer Care and a member of the University of Southampton council.
Sir Michael Bunbury, chairman of the company, says: “The board of HarbourVest Global Private Equity is delighted that Francesca Barnes has agreed to become a director of the company. She has a stellar career history with outstanding relevant experience and I have no doubt she will be a valuable addition to the board.”

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