Peter Englander, a former Partner with 30 years' service, retired from Apax in November 2011.
He joined the firm in 1981 when the first UK fund was raised and represented Apax Partners on the boards of over 20 portfolio companies including Asquith Court, Dr Solomon's, Eyretel, QXL and Waterstone. Overall, he has been associated with nine IPOs and 19 trade sales for Apax portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Apax Partners, Peter worked for Air Products and then for the Boston Consulting Group.
Peter holds a First Class Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from Manchester University and won a Kennedy Scholarship to the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He subsequently obtained a PhD from London University in the area of the Economics of Technological Innovation.
Peter is Co-CEO of the Apax Foundation. He is a Trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust and was formerly a member and then Chair of the Bridges Fund Management Board.