HarbourVest today announced that Stuart Howard has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer, European Listed Products.  Based in London, Stuart is responsible for overseeing HarbourVest’s role in the operations of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (“HVPE”) and HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe (“HSLE”), two listed investment companies managed by HarbourVest affiliates.

Stuart joins HarbourVest from 3i, where he spent over ten years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Asia and the Americas. He has also held senior positions within 3i Infrastructure plc and 3i’s Quoted Private Equity plc. Stuart is a chartered accountant and prior to joining 3i in 2001 was at Credit Agricole and before that at Deloitte where he undertook his accountancy training.

Commenting on Stuart’s appointment, George Anson, Managing Director of HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited and a Director of HVPE, said:

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of such a talented COO to oversee our responsibilities in relation to HVPE and HSLE.  With a strong track record of senior positions in financial and operational roles within quoted investment companies, Stuart is ideally placed to lead on both HVPE and HSLE and continue to implement HarbourVest’s vision of providing access to private equity and private debt through listed companies.”

Stuart Howard said:

“I am very excited to join HarbourVest and look forward to working with HVPE and HSLE through the next stages of their development”.

Laura Thaxter
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