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John Gripton

Managing Director

Experience & Qualifications

John is a Managing Director and Chairman of the Private Equity Investment Committee. He has over 30 years of private equity and investment management experience covering Europe, the US, and emerging markets. John was recently inducted to the British Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding long-term contributions to the UK private equity industry, such as serving on the BVCA’s Responsible Investment Advisory Board until the end of 2013. Prior to joining us, John was a senior investment manager with the West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities Pension Fund. Earlier in his career, he worked in financing and investment at Sandwell Borough Council. John studied accountancy at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now Wolverhampton University) and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy since 1973.