She joined Permira in 1999, becoming a partner in 2005 and returning from the partnership at the end of 2019. During her time at Permira she lead the Global Consumer Team and the London office. She also served on the firm’s Executive Committee and the Compensation and Partnership Committee. She worked on numerous transactions including Allegro Group, Arcaplanet, Creganna, Dr. Martens, Homebase, Iglo Group (and its subsequent acquisition of Findus Italy), Maxeda, Best Secret (formerly Schustermann & Borenstein) and The Reformation.
Cheryl is currently on the Advisory Council of Level 20, a Founding Patron of Women Supporting Women (part of The Prince’s Trust) and a member of Tick Tock, a fundraising committee for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Prior to joining Permira, Cheryl worked at Royal Bank Development Capital and at Arthur Andersen in both Audit and Corporate Finance.
She has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Liverpool and is a Chartered Accountant.
Below you can view who has been a past Chair of the BVCA since 1983.
BVCA Chair 2019, Partner, Co-Head of Consumer, Permira
Managing Partner, Scottish Equity Partners (SEP)
Executive Partner and Founder, GHO Capital
Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners
Managing Director, LDC
Managing Partner, Fidelity Growth Partners Europe
Managing Director and Co-Head, Carlyle Europe Technology Partners
Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners
Managing Partner, Phoenix Equity Partners
CEO, Baird Capital
Managing Partner, Lyceum Capital
Managing Partner, Livingbridge
Chief Executive, Hermes Private Equity
Director, Montagu Private Equity Ltd
Co-founder and Chief Executive, Amadeus Capital Partners
Managing Partner, August Equity
Finance Director, 3i
Chief Executive of Pension Corporation and founder, Duke Street
Director, ISIS Private Equity
Non-Executive Director, Intermediate Capital Group
Former Chairman, Football Licensing Authority
Chairman, Cairn Energy
Non-Executive Director, Private Equity Investor
Non-Executive Director, Gallaher Group
Chairman, Kleinwort Capital Trust
Partner and former Chief Investment Officer, Apax Partners
Executive Chairman, Northern Venture Managers Limited
Chairman, SPDG Technologies
Chairman, Care UK
Founder, Cinven; Founder, the Causeway Capital Group
Non-Executive Director, Thompson Clive Investment
Founder, Apax Partners
Managing Partner, ECI
Director, Bank of England, Former Governor, Wellcome Trust
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