News Archive

Geoffrey Gorman joins Harwood Private Equity

2 April 2012

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Geoffrey Gorman to the team as a senior representative.  Geoffrey is a longstanding associate of Harwood Private Equity and its predecessor JOHCM Private Equity and has been closely involved with our team in the past on a number of investments, particularly cross border public-to-private transactions. Geoffrey is a US resident and will take up responsibilities for originating, executing and monitoring transactions and will provide a direct link to our US investor base.

Commenting on the appointment, Christopher Mills said, “We are delighted with Geof’s arrival.  He enhances our resources in an important area of activity, particularly since many of our private equity transactions have substantial United States operations.  He will also bring a wealth of experience to our wider investment strategy.  Geof has worked closely with the team in the past and I am certain he will have a significant influence on our future success.

Maarten Hemsley retires from Harwood Private Equity

2 April 2012

Maarten Hemsley retired at the end of March after a long and successful career as a senior member of the private equity team. He joined the firm in 2001 to manage Leisure & Media VCT plc, and was a senior fund manager of TPE2. Maarten served as a non-executive director of numerous portfolio companies and was involved in all elements of the investment programme.

Commenting on Maarten’s departure, Jeremy Brade said, “We are very sorry to lose Maarten.  He leaves a gap as a professional member of the team, as a trusted colleague, and as a longstanding friend.  His legacy is one of excellence. He has our utmost appreciation for his contribution to the successes of the last ten years.  We all wish Maarten a very long and happy retirement.”