Co-Founder & CEO
Anne is Chief Executive and Co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners Limited and she brings together her many threads of experience — as a scientist, operating manager, and venture capitalist. Early in her career Anne lived in the US, working in manufacturing with Cummins Engine Company, and in strategy consulting with Bain & Co. in Boston, before returning to the UK to join Apax Partners & Co in 1989 to invest in early stage companies. She became Chief Operating Officer of one of her investee companies, Virtuality Group plc, after it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1993, and then returned to investing as a business angel before founding Amadeus in 1997. Anne serves on the boards of Glysure and Nomad plc. She is currently a member of the European Commission’s Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Expert (RISE) High-Level Group, the UK Government’s Council for Science and Technology, and the London Business School’s Private Equity Institute Advisory Board. Anne was Chairman of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) from 2014-2015, Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) from 2004-2005, and a non-executive director of the UK Technology Strategy Board from 2005-2012. Her past successes at Amadeus include Optos plc and Tricorder plc. Anne holds an MA in Metallurgy & Materials Science from Clare College, Cambridge, and a Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale School of Management. In 2006 she was awarded a CBE for services to business, and in 2008 was elected an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.