O?Brien new BVCA chairman

Vince O’Brien, director in charge of fund raising at Montagu Private Equity, the mid market European buyout fund, took over as chairman of the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) on April 1, from previous incumbent, Anne Glover of Amadeus Capital Partners. Apart from continuing the ongoing work of the chairman’s role, specific goals for O’Brien in the coming year include: working to make the BVCA relevant to both ends of the spectrum of its members, from those connected to early stage investment right through to large buyouts; working to secure members interests within a European context given the large number of UK investors that are investing outside their domestic market; and to keep up the pressure on the UK government in its pledge to address the issue of the burden of regulation facing UK businesses.