David Atterbury focuses on European secondary investments. He joined HarbourVest in 2004 and has led a number of European secondary transactions, including Absolute Private Equity and SVG Capital plc. David serves as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) for HarbourVest Europe. He currently serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by Abénex Capital, Bridgepoint Development Capital, Clyde Blowers Capital, Magnum Capital, Motion Equity Partners, and NewQuest Capital Partners.
David joined HarbourVest after five years with Abbey National Treasury Services Plc, where he was Director of Private Equity. His responsibilities at Abbey National included the development of a direct private equity portfolio and the subsequent disposal of a large diversified portfolio of partnership commitments and direct holdings. His previous experience also includes five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, which included a one-year assignment to Bridgepoint Capital in London.
David received a BSc (with honours) in International Management and French from the University of Bath in 1994, and completed professional examinations in 1997 to qualify as a Chartered Accountant.