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Peter Baines

Peter Baines

Peter spent 25 years working in Venture Capital and has considerable experience as a Chair, Non-Executive Director and Trustee.  He was General Partner and CEO at Advent Venture Partners in London managing funds totalling £500m investing in small and mid-size companies in Technology and Life Sciences.  Prior to Advent, he worked for 6 years for Permira. He spent his early career as a consultant with PwC and as a software developer working on MRI scanners. Peter holds a BSc in Physics from Imperial College, London and an MBA from INSEAD. He is completely bilingual in French.

In 2016 he moved to a plural career sharing his time between non-executive positions, managing investments and involvement with charities in the education sector. He is Chair of Action Tutoring where he has been a volunteer tutor since 2012 and vice-chair of The Kemnal Academy Trust, one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the UK. He is a strong believer in the power of education to reduce disadvantage and allow each young person to reach their potential.