The Board

The Apax Global Alpha Limited (AGA) Board of Directors is comprised of experienced, fully independent Directors responsible for ensuring that the Investment Manager manages the Company’s portfolio in line with its investment policies.

The Investment Manager, appointed by AGA to take responsibility for the implementation of the investment policy of the Company, also operates its own board of directors. 


AGA Board of Directors

The Directors are responsible for the determination of the investment policy of the Company and have overall responsibility for overseeing the performance of the Investment Manager and the Company’s activities. The Directors, all of whom are Non-Executive and considered independent for the purposes of Chapter 15 of the Listing Rules, are listed below:

Tim Breedon

Tim Breedon CBE - Chairman

Tim Breedon is a Non-Executive Director of Barclays plc.

Tim worked for Legal & General Group plc for 25 years, most recently as Group Chief Executive between 2006 and 2012. He was a director of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), and also served as its Chairman between 2010 and 2012. Between 2012 and 2015 Tim was lead non executive board member of the Ministry of Justice, and also conducted a review into contract management capability and practices at the department. He served as Chairman of the UK Government’s non-bank lending taskforce, an industry-led taskforce that looks at the structural and behavioural barriers to the development of alternative debt markets in the UK.

Tim was formerly a director of the Financial Reporting Council and was on the board of the Investment Management Association. He has over 25 years of experience in financial services and has extensive knowledge and experience of regulatory and government relationships. He brings to the Board experience in asset management and knowledge of leading a major financial services company.

Tim holds an MSc in Business Administration from the London Business School and is a graduate of Oxford University.

Chris Ambler

Chris Ambler - Non-Executive Director

Chris Ambler has been the Chief Executive of Jersey Electricity plc since 1 October 2008.
He has experience in a number of senior positions in the global industrial, energy and materials sectors working for major corporations including ICI/Zeneca, The BOC Group and Centrica/British Gas, as well as in strategic consulting roles. He is a director on other boards, including a Non-Executive Director of Foresight Solar Fund Limited, a listed fund on the London Stock Exchange.

Chris is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He holds a First Class Honours Degree from Queens’ College, Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD.

Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans - Non-Executive Director

Sarah Evans, resident in Guernsey, is a Chartered Accountant and a non-executive director of Real Estate Credit Investments PCC Limited, NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Limited, JPMorgan Senior Secured Loan Fund Limited, HICL Infrastructure Company Limited and Crystal Amber Fund Limited. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors and a director of the UK Investment Companies’ trade body, The Association of Investment Companies.

Sarah spent over six years with the Barclays Bank plc group from 1994 to 2001. During that time she was a treasury director and, from 1996 to 1998, she was Finance Director of Barclays Mercantile, where she was responsible for all aspects of financial control and operational risk management. Prior to joining Barclays, Sarah ran her own consultancy business advising financial institutions on all aspects of securitisation. From 1982 to 1988 she was with Kleinwort Benson, latterly as head of group finance.

Susie Farnon

Susie Farnon - Non-Executive Director

Susie was a Banking and Finance Partner with KPMG Channel Islands from 1990 until 2001 and was Head of Audit at KPMG Channel Islands from 1999 until 2001. She served as President of the Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants, as a member of The States of Guernsey Audit Commission and as a Commissioner of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Susie is currently a non-executive Director of Ravenscroft Limited, HICL Infrastructure Fund, Standard Life Investment Property & Income Trust Limited, Breedon Aggregates Limited and Threadneedle UK Select Trust Ltd.

Previously, within the last five years, she was a non-executive director of New River Retail Limited, Bailiwick Investments Limited and Dexion Absolute Limited.


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