Ward joins Apax

Apax Partners has appointed Michael Ward as partner. He joins the international retail and consumer team and is based in the London office. He was previously the chief executive of retail for Celesio AG and head of the UK operations, Lloyds Chemists Plc. Prior to leading Celesio AG’s retail division he was group finance director of HP Bulmer Holdings plc.

Dr Martin Halusa, Apax Partners’ CEO, said: “We are increasingly active in the retail and consumer sector and Michael’s operational and management experience will be a valuable addition to our existing team.”