Anne Glover '78, Amadeus Capital Partners CEO and co-founder, has been named as the latest chairman of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA), replacing George Anson.
Anson, of HarbourVest Partners, will step down to become EVCA's immediate past-chairman. Anson replaced previous chairman Vincenzo Morelli in June last year. Glover will serve as the association's chair until June 2015.
In a statement, Glover highlighted the unique opportunity the industry currently has in placing itself as an important contributor to growth in Europe following the recent European Parliament elections and the upcoming appointment of a new European Commission in November.
Glover began her career in the US, working in manufacturing with Cummins Engine Company, and then in strategy consulting with Bain & Co. She returned to the UK in 1989 to join Apax Partners, investing in early-stage companies. Glover then founded Amadeus in 1997.
Glover was previously chairman of the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) from 2004 to 2005, and non-executive director of the UK Technology Strategy Board from 2005 to 2012.
Glover holds an MA in metallurgy and materials science from Clare College, Cambridge University, as well as a masters in public and private management from Yale School of Management. She was awarded a CBE for services to business in June 2006.