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Sir Michael Bunbury

Chairman,
Independent Non-Executive Director

Sir Michael Bunbury (age 70) is an experienced director of listed and private investment, property and financial services companies.

He is currently the Chairman of BH Global Limited, a former Director of Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust plc (which has been an investor in numerous HarbourVest funds, including funds in which the Company is invested), and Director of Invesco Perpetual Select Trust plc.

Sir Michael began his career in 1968 at Buckmaster & Moore, a member of The Stock Exchange, before joining Smith & Williamson, Investment Managers and Chartered Accountants, in 1974 as a Partner. He later served as Director and Chairman and retired as a consultant to the firm in May 2017.

D. Brooks Zug

Non-Executive Director

Brooks Zug (age 71) is a senior managing director of HarbourVest Partners, LLC and a founder of HarbourVest.

As Senior Managing Director, Brooks' continuing responsibilities include advising the current generation of managing directors and interacting with HarbourVest's most important global clients, including HVPE. He joined the corporate finance department of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1977, and, in 1982, co-founded Hancock Venture Partners, which later became HarbourVest Partners.

Brooks is a past Trustee of Lehigh University and a current Trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He received a BS from Lehigh University in 1967 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1970. Brooks received his CFA designation in 1977.

Peter G. Wilson

Non-Executive Director

Peter Wilson (age 54) joined HarbourVest's London-based subsidiary in 1996. He is a member of HarbourVest's Executive Management Committee and co-leads HarbourVest's secondary investment activity in Europe.

He serves on the advisory committees for partnerships managed by Baring Vostok Capital Partners, CVC Capital Partners, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Index Venture Management, Nordic Capital, and Paragon Partners. Prior to joining HarbourVest, Peter spent three years working for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he originated and managed two regional venture capital funds in Russia. He served as founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of City Year London.

Peter also spent two years at The Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a BA (with honours) from McGill University in 1985 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1990.

Keith B. Corbin

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Keith Corbin (age 64) is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (A.C.I.B.) (1976) and Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (T.E.P.) (1990).

He has been involved in the management of international financial services businesses in various international centres during the last 34 years. Mr. Corbin is currently the Group Executive Chairman of Nerine International Holdings Limited, Guernsey, which also has operations in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, India, and Switzerland.

He serves as a non-executive Director on the board of 3W Power S.A. and various regulated financial services businesses, investment funds, and other companies.

Alan C. Hodson

Independent Non-Executive Director

Alan Hodson (age 55) is a Director of JP Morgan Elect and Woodford Patient Capital Trust.

Alan joined Rowe and Pitman (subsequently SG Warburg, SBC and UBS) in 1984 and worked in a range of roles, all related to listed equity markets. He became Global Head of Equities in April 2001 and was a member of the Executive Committee of UBS Investment Bank and of the UBS AG Group Managing Board.

He retired from UBS in June 2005 and has since held positions on a variety of commercial and charity Boards.

Andrew W. Moore

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew Moore (age 62) is Group Chairman of Cherry Godfrey Holdings Limited, Chairman of Sumo Limited, and a director of Sumo Acquisitions Limited.

Andrew joined Williams & Glyns Bank, which subsequently became The Royal Bank of Scotland, after obtaining a diploma in business studies. He moved to Guernsey to establish and act as Managing Director of a trust company for The Royal Bank of Scotland in 1985. During his career, Andrew held a range of senior management positions, including acting as head of corporate trust and fund administration businesses for The Royal Bank of Scotland in Guernsey, Jersey, and Isle of Man, which provided services to many offshore investment structures holding a wide variety of asset classes.

Andrew has over 30 years of experience as both an executive and non-executive Director of companies including investment funds and banks.

Jean–Bernard Schmidt

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jean-Bernard Schmidt (age 71) is a former Managing Partner of Sofinnova Partners, a leading European venture capital firm based in Paris. Jean-Bernard joined Sofinnova in 1973 as an investment manager.

In 1981 he became President of Sofinnova Inc. in San Francisco, managing Sofinnova's US venture capital funds until 1987, when he returned to Paris to head the Sofinnova group. He then began focusing on Sofinnova's investments in Europe and on technology and early stage projects in information technologies and life sciences. In 1989, he launched the first Sofinnova Capital fund. in 1989, he launched the first Sofinnova Capital fund. Jean-Bernard retired from Sofinnova group in September 2010. He is a past and current board member of many technology companies in the US and France. Between 1998 and 2001, he was a board member of AFIC, the French Venture Capital Association.

From June 2003 to June 2004, he was Chairman of EVCA (the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). Jean-Bernard is a graduate of Essec Business School in Paris and holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York.

Francesca Barnes

Independent Non-Executive Director

Francesca Barnes (age 58) has a strong career history in private equity, banking, and finance, having held senior positions at UBS and Chase Manhattan.

Most recently Francesca sat as a non-executive director on the Board of Electra Private Equity PLC, a FTSE 250 investment trust specialising in private equity investments - a position she held from 2013 to 2016.

Previously, Francesca spent 16 years at UBS AG. For the latter seven of these, she served as a Global Head of Private Equity, following on from senior positions in restructuring and loan portfolio management. Prior to this, she spent 11 years with Chase Manhattan UK and US, in roles spanning commodity finance, financial institutions, and private equity.

Francesca currently serves as non-executive director of Coutts and Company, non-executive director of Capvis private equity, the Chair of Trustees for Penny Brohn Cancer Center, and is a member of the University of Southampton council.