HgCapital recruits chairman

UK mid-market firm HgCapital has appointed Lord Poole, former business advisor to John Major, as chairman.

Lord Poole is an experienced chief executive and chairman and has spent much of his career running and turning around listed and private businesses in the UK and Continental Europe.

He has held senior management positions in Capel-Cure Myers, James Capel, Grindlay’s Bank and Ockham Holdings. He also worked as a business and finance advisor to No. 10 during the John Major government.

Currently, Lord Poole is a non-executive director of Reinsurance Group of America UK and is on the finance committee of the Royal Geographic Society.