HarbourVest Partners’ George Anson will take over as chairman of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA), marking the first time the organisation will be led by a limited partner.
Anson, who AltAssets reported was stepping down from HarbourVest to become EVCA chairman in May, replaced TPG Capital partner emeritus Vincenzo Morelli.
EVCA’s new chairman said he would “build on a strong platform of over 100 LP members to encourage openness, transparency and the highest standards of governance.”
EVCA Secretary-General Dörte Höppner said, “The Handbook replaced separate codes of conduct for fund managers and investors with a shared set of principles, agreed for the first time by both sides of the partnership.
“This historic moment has now been followed by George’s appointment as the EVCA’s first investor chairman.”
EVCA, headquartered in Brussels, has 650 member firms and 500 affiliate members.
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