Apax Partners has appointed Sir Peter Burt and Jonathan Dawson as senior advisors to its financial services team.
Burt is currently chairman of Gleacher Shacklock, the UK arm of a US investment bank, and has recently been appointed as the new chairman of ITV plc. He is also a non-executive director of the Shell Transport and Trading Company plc. Between 2001 and 2003 he was executive deputy chairman of HBOS following its merger with Bank of Scotland where he was group chief executive between 1996 and 2001. He began his career in 1968 at Hewlett Packard Co in Palo Alto, California, and returned to the UK in 1970 to join Conversational Software Limited and then Edward Bates & Sons Ltd, both based in Edinburgh, before joining Bank of Scotland in 1975.
Dawson joined Lazard in 1984 and has been a managing director focusing on
the financial institutions sector. Prior to joining Lazard he worked for the UK Ministry of Defence. He remains at Lazard as a limited managing director concentrating in particular on Lazard’s Australian business. He is a non-executive director of GallifordTry plc, the house building and construction group.
Burt and Dawson will act as consultants and advisors to Apax Partners as well as having an opportunity to support specific companies within the firm’s portfolio.