Jean-Paul PrestonChairman

    Biography

    John-Paul is a seasoned private equity practitioner, having negotiated over 100 deals as Investment Manager and General Counsel at LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity fund. John-Paul was also responsible for LDC’s corporate social venturing, and its collaboration with Big Issue Invest which led to publication of the UK’s first “Social Impact Report” on Private Equity

    Prior to LDC, John-Paul worked as Legal Counsel for Coutts & Co, having joined Coutts following a secondment from magic circle law firm: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. John-Paul is co-founder of the Village Nursery Group, which owns children’s nurseries in Marylebone and Hyde Park, sits on the advisory board of E2Exchange, and provides advice and mentorship to a number of commercial and not-for-profit enterprises.