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Our Board

Mark Florman, Chairman

Mark was the founder of the merchant banking group Maizels Westerberg, was MD of Doughty Hanson, Chairman of LM Glasfiber and is CEO of Time Partners (where he advises Private Equity firms and Governments). He sits on a variety of boards and committees, including the BBC Trust.

Mark is a leading authority on some of the world’s most entrenched socio-economic challenges, speaking widely on demographic and geo-political trends, and reforms that must be made to drive improved governance and productivity, and always championing the power and social impact of good business. He is the author of the External Rate of Return. 

Douwe Cosijn, CEO

Douwe became LPEQ’s Chief Executive in January 2016, with responsibility for working with LPEQ's members to set the association's engagement strategy with the financial markets, government and regulators and the media. Prior to joining LPEQ, Douwe was Director of Corporate Affairs and Head of Investor Relations at 3i, a leading international private equity investor, with responsibility for the Group’s corporate and financial communications. He began his career in Brussels, specialising in EU financial services regulation and political affairs.

Stuart Hastie

Andrew Lebus

David Till

David Till co-founded the Oakley Capital Group in 2002 with Peter Dubens, and plays a key role within the business and has overall responsibility for finance and operations.  The Oakley Capital Group is a London-based asset management and financial advisory business, with over €1.0 billion of assets under management. He holds a BA (Hons) in Economics from Essex University and started his career in the British Army, then later qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in their London Financial Services industry group.

Kristof Vande Capelle

Susanne Zeidler

Susanne joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer and she is also a Member of the Board of Management. Prior to that, she was the director of a church-related international charitable organisation. She started her professional career as an auditor and has 23 years of experience in auditing and in corporate finance, 20 years of which were with a leading international auditing firm. Susanne holds a Master in Business Economics from the University of Münster/Westfalia.