Chief Executive and Co-founder
Anne co-founded Amadeus in 1997 with Hermann Hauser. Building on her scientific training and operating experience, Anne has been a venture capitalist for over 30 years and has been investing in emerging markets for 15 years.
Early in her career Anne lived in the USA, working in manufacturing with Cummins Engine Company and in strategy consulting with Bain & Co, before returning to the United Kingdom to join Apax Partners in 1989 to invest in early stage companies. She became COO of one of her investee companies, Virtuality Group, after it listed on the LSE in 1993, and then returned to investing as a business angel before founding Amadeus in 1997.
A former Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and Invest Europe, Anne was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England in 2018 and in 2019 became a member of the Investment Committee of Yale Corporation, which is responsible for oversight of the Yale University Endowment. In 2021, Anne was appointed as an external member of the Venture Capital Investment Committee of British International Investment, the UK’s development finance institution.
Anne holds an MA degree in Metallurgy & Materials Science from University of Cambridge and a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale School of Management. She was awarded a CBE in 2006 for services to business, and in 2008 made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2021 she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and in 2023 became an Honorary Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.
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Podcast: 24th February 2022