Data and intelligence provider Preqin has appointed Anthony Habgood to the company’s board of directors as chairman. Anthony is chairman of Reed Elsevier and Whitbread plc.
Preqin, the alternative assets industry’s leading source of data and intelligence, is pleased to announce that Anthony Habgood has joined the company’s board of directors as Chairman.
Anthony is Chairman of Reed Elsevier and Whitbread plc. He has previously been Chairman of Bunzl plc and of Mölnlycke Healthcare Limited, and served as Chief Executive of Bunzl plc, Chief Executive of Tootal Group plc and a director of The Boston Consulting Group lnc. He has also been a non-executive director of Geest plc; Marks and Spencer plc; National Westminster Bank plc; Powergen plc; and SVG Capital plc. Anthony holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a visiting Fellow at Oxford University.
Preqin‟s Chief Executive Mark O‟Hare said of the appointment: “We are thrilled that Anthony has accepted the position as Preqin‟s Chairman. Anthony brings with him a wealth of unique experience which will be hugely beneficial to Preqin as we continue to grow and develop the services we offer our customers. The alternative assets industry is evolving rapidly, and so too is the demand for information from investors, fund managers and advisors – Anthony‟s experience and judgment will be a tremendous asset as we plot Preqin‟s course in this exciting and growing industry.”
Commenting on his appointment, Anthony Habgood said: “I am delighted to be joining Preqin at a very interesting time in its development. It has a strong management team and is set on a rapid growth path in the ever developing alternative assets field. I look forward to working with management as it realizes the potential for further profitable expansion.”