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Will Harman

Principal, Margin Practice Lead

Bio

Will Harman is a Principal in the Operational Excellence team. He joined Apax Partners in 2014 and is currently based in London.

Prior to joining Apax Partners, Will worked for PA Consulting Group where he led procurement restructuring, cost reduction and supply chain risk management programmes for clients including BP, BAE Systems, and Aston Martin. Will was previously a supply chain consultant at PwC and has led major procurement programmes at Jaguar Land Rover.

Will holds a Master’s degree by Research from Warwick Business School, an MA in International Relations from Bristol University, and a BSc in Economics and Politics from Bath University.

Living our values

"Apax has provided me with the best opportunity I could ever imagine to 'learn, adapt and grow'. My earlier career was focused on cost reduction and supply chain management in large, complex businesses in automotive, aerospace, and industrial products. Working with talented Apax colleagues and management teams, I have learned how to apply these tools in smaller, more agile businesses across all our investment sectors. I have also broadened my knowledge with exposure to all main business functions, and to each stage of the investment cycle from diligence, through entry, value creation, and exit." 

Contact information

+44 20 7872 6300

Region

London

Will's Story

Will is not an obvious candidate to work at a large private equity fund, with a background in the car industry and operations consulting. He saw Apax as an enlightened firm which was thinking broadly about the skills they could leverage. He was surprised and impressed by the people he met who combined high ambition and ability with humility, kindness and great listening skills. Will has valued the opportunity to work with and learn from talented Apax deal teams and management teams, and most enjoys “getting in the boat” and helping company leaders execute on their priorities.