Annette is an experienced professional having spent the last twenty years in private equity and venture capital. She is former COO of Finch Capital and was Head of Investor Relations and Public Relations at Silverfleet Capital Partners, an established mid-market buyout investor, which raised Silverfleet II, a €870 million fund. Prior to Silverfleet she was the founding CFO of Palamon Capital Partners, a European growth investor, and latterly led its Investor Relations and PR activities, taking its funds under management to €1.3 billion.
She is also an active participant in the private equity community. She served on the BVCA Board and Chaired the BVCA Investor Relations Advisory Group. Today she serves on the Venture Council of Invest Europe and is a member of the Invest Europe Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting. Prior to joining the private equity industry, Annette worked in the insurance industry at Sedgwick plc, a FTSE 100 company in various financial roles in the UK, USA and Europe and thereafter was CFO of Windsor PLC, LSE listed company. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Annette holds a B.Com (Hons) from the University of Johannesburg and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.