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. Richard is on the investment committee who 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.

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.

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.

Amelia Bissett

Investor Relations and Communications Analyst +

Amelia Bissett

Investor Relations and Communications Analyst

Amelia is an Investor Relations and Communications Analyst for HVPE and is responsible for supporting the IR, marketing and PR activities for the company. Amelia joined HVPE in 2022 following three years at Fortitude Investment Partners, where she managed their corporate affairs and broader communications initiatives.

Prior to this, Amelia gained further experience working in the corporate affairs departments of two Australian Stock Exchange-listed companies focused on private equity investment and consumer retail. Amelia received a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) from the Queensland University of Technology in 2018. In 2021 she completed the Diploma of Investor Relations from the Australasian Investor Relations Association.