Private Equity and Venture Capital Group
Wednesday 31 January
This event is sponsored by Evercore and Herminius
The implications of the decisions we make may have far-reaching, long-term consequences. The effects of the decision criteria employed and the consistency of application play a crucial role in performance. How are good decisions made in normal, time-pressured or heavily stressful environments?
John Deverell, CBE, Founder of Deverell & Associates, is a former British Army senior officer who moved into the commercial world in 2009. John advises companies, family offices and governments on governance, risk and crisis management. In his early career, he was a member of the Executive Leadership Team of Invensys plc where he was responsible to the CEO for global security and for leading on the resolution of all potential crises. Following Invensys, he advised clients on reputational and operational issues as an employee of King Worldwide in the City. In the British Army, as a senior commander he was responsible for a third of all personnel across the Army. John has an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University and a diploma in Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Skills from Kent University. He has appeared a number of times on national TV and radio, advising on risk, crisis and security.
Jon Moulton, Founder of Better Capital, has long experience of turnarounds, having invested in them for 30 years and with considerable success. Jon operates from Guernsey where he chairs the investing entities which use Better Capital LLP as their consultant. He is a Chartered Accountant, a CF and a Fellow of the Institute for Turnaround Professionals. Former Managing Partner of Alchemy, Jon also previously worked with Citicorp Venture Capital in New York and London, Permira and Apax. Jon is a trustee of the UK Stem Cell Foundation, Non-Executive Chairman of FinnCap and Chairman of The International Stock Exchange Group.
Moderator: Peter Wilson (MBA 99J), is Managing Partner and Director at Herminius, where he specialises in Government advisory and corporate social responsibility work, particularly in developing and post-conflict countries. Peter co-founded Libra Advisory Group, which worked on post-conflict governance and reform in countries including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka. Libra was sold to Coffey International in 2010 and Peter went on to direct all of Coffey’s international development programmes on behalf of European donors. He is a Senior Advisor and Deployable Civilian Expert at the UK Government’s cross-departmental Stabilisation Unit. Peter’s early career was spent in HM Diplomatic Service and McKinsey. He holds an Oxford University MPhil in Economics, specialising in international development. He is the co-author of ‘Make Poverty Business’, which makes a profit-maximising case for greater corporate engagement in economic development.
15 Stanhope Gate, London W1K 1LN
Nearest tube: Green Park
TIME 19:00 for 19:30
COST Members £25 / Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés