Professional Standards Committee

Developing the industry's standards

The Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee develops and maintains strong guidelines and working practices for the industry. The Committee makes direct recommendations to the Invest Europe Board on professional standards and responsible investment issues. It is also responsible for Invest Europe's Handbook of Professional Standards, an annually updated publication setting out the principles of transparency, accountability and governance that our members must abide by. The Committee is supported by the Responsible Investment Roundtable and the Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting.


Simon Powell, Advent International


Hélène Falchier, CNP Assurances
Daniel Gregor, Allianz Capital Partners
Neil Harding, 3i Group plc
Erwann Le Ligné, Eurazeo PME
Jonathan M. Martin, KPMG
John Renkema, APG Asset Management
Max Römer, Quadriga Capital
Maaike van der Schoot, AlpInvest Partners B.V.
Sabine Vermassen, Capricorn Venture Partners NV
William Watson, Value4Capital
Simon Witney, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Blaise Duault, Téthys

Professional Standards Committee Working Groups

The Invest Europe Professional Standards Committee draws extensively on the expertise and knowledge gathered in different Working Groups. It features two sub-Committees of Invest Europe members and experts, chaired by a Professional Standards Committee member.

Responsible Investment Roundtable

Invest Europe's Responsible Investment Roundtable encourages the debate of responsible investment practices and ESG issues in European private equity. It also plays an important role in giving expert advice to the various Invest Europe committees and staff.



Working Group on Accounting Standards, Valuation and Reporting

Set up in September 2013, this expert panel covers member requests about accounting standards, reporting and valuation.


Jonathan M. Martin, KPMG


Neil Harding, 3i
Ryan McNelley, Duff & Phelps
Tushar Pabari, Headway Capital Partners
Timo Strunkmann-Meister, Capital Dynamics
Glyn Thomas, Augentius Fund Administration LLP
Annette Wilson, Finch Capital
Michel Feider, Ernst and Young
Karen Sands, Hermes GPE LLP
Monique Saulnier, Sofinnova Partners
Robert Schlachter, LGT Capital Partners Ltd.
Catea Soares, Portugal Ventures