Richard Hickman

Managing Director +

Richard Hickman

Managing Director

Richard Hickman, Managing Director for HVPE, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company. In this role, Richard works closely with HarbourVest’s investment team to manage HVPE’s asset allocation and exposures in line with the strategic direction set by the HVPE Board.

Richard joined HarbourVest in 2014 after seven years with 3i plc. His experience also includes working as a manager in Deloitte’s finance and operations management team in London. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and received a BSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2001.

Alexandra Cornforth

Head of Corporate Governance +

Alexandra Cornforth

Head of Corporate Governance

Alexandra Cornforth is the Head of Corporate Governance at HVPE. Prior to joining HarbourVest in 2020, she spent 11 years at Manulife Asset Management Europe Limited as the Board Director and Head of Compliance, where she was responsible for all regulatory matters and relations with regulators for the UK business. Her prior experience also includes a position with Generali Portfolio Management (UK) Limited. Alexandra received a BA and MLitt from Worcester College, Oxford University.

Charlotte Edgar

Head of Investor Relations +

Charlotte Edgar

Head of Investor Relations

Charlotte Edgar is the Head of Investor Relations at HVPE. She is responsible for HVPE’s investor relations function, and also oversees the wider marketing, public relations, and communications efforts for HVPE.

Charlotte joined the firm in 2016 after more than seven years with SVG Capital plc/SVG Advisers (latterly Aberdeen SVG) where she most recently served as a senior client relationship manager for the company’s private equity fund of funds business. Her previous experience also includes working as a PR manager at Lansons Communications where she focused on institutional and financial services clients.

Ms Edgar received a BA in English and Drama from the University of Southampton in 2000. She holds the Certificate in Investor Relations from The Investor Relations Society and the CFA UK Level 4 Investment Management Certificate.

Billy Macaulay

Director of Finance +

Billy Macaulay

Director of Finance

Billy Macaulay is the Director of Finance at HVPE. He is responsible for analysing and monitoring investments and cash flows, and provides operations and communications support.

Billy joined HarbourVest in 2008 after five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he most recently served as a senior associate in the Boston-based transaction services group. His experience also includes working as an auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ financial services group in Dallas. He received a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University in 2003.

Martin Li

Portfolio Associate +

Martin Li

Portfolio Associate

Martin Li is a Portfolio Associate at HVPE. He is responsible for managing production of key internal and external reports, and providing significant input into wider HVPE investor relations, finance, marketing and PR initiatives. Martin joined HarbourVest in 2021 after over four years with Goldman Sachs where he most recently served as an associate in the equities management and strategy group of the global markets division. He received a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick in 2017 and has passed both CFA Level 1 and 2 exams.

Elena Nordemann

Portfolio Associate +

Elena Nordemann

Portfolio Associate

Elena Nordemann is a Portfolio Associate at HVPE. She is responsible for core portfolio monitoring activities and contributes directly to the production of board materials as well as public documents. Prior to joining HarbourVest in 2019, she worked as a Portfolio Assistant at Norquest Capital. Elena received a BSc in Finance from Bentley University in 2018.

Liah Zusman

Investor Relations Assistant +

Liah Zusman

Investor Relations Assistant

Liah Zusman is an Investor Relations Assistant at HVPE. Liah supports the IR function, and provides administrative support to the HVPE team. Liah joined Harbourvest in 2020 after spending two years at Aegila Capital Management where she was Office Manager and Team Assistant. She received a BA in English Literature and Language from the University of Newcastle in 2019.