Meet the team

Michael Collins - Chief Executive Officer

Michael Collins ThumbMichael represents the industry at the highest levels of business and government and is a regular commentator in the international media. He joined Invest Europe in 2013 from Citigroup, where he was Managing Director for European Government Affairs. Michael was previously at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU and has 15 years of experience in the UK civil service.

Patricia Delaney - Membership, Events & Training Director


Patricia joined Invest Europe in January 2019 and directs membership strategy, including overseeing events and training. She has previously managed a global real estate association, expanding its activities and developing member services.  Prior to that, Patricia held business strategy and marketing roles in technology and consulting companies.

Lynn Nicholson - Communications Director

Photo Lynn Nicholson CroppedLynn directs Invest Europe’s public relations and political communications strategy. She joined Invest Europe in 2013 from a European Fintech company, where she headed up the communications and marketing functions. Prior to that, Lynn spent a decade working in London for the financial services industry in both mergers & acquisitions and investor relations.  

Cornelius Müller - Research Director

Photo Cornelius-Mueller-N-webCornelius holds a PhD on venture capital financing and performance of spin-outs. He previously worked as a research associate analysing business performance and economic impact. Cornelius also has extensive academic expertise and operational experience in managing international research teams and projects for data collection and analysis.

Katia Rabinovitch - Finance and Administration Director

Photo Katia Rabonivitch2Katia has 20 years of experience in financial services, including positions in audit, control and M&A in an international telecomunications company. Katia is an experienced finance and administration professional with particular experience of not-for-profit organisations. 

Anna Lekston - Public Affairs Director

media/805362/Anna-Lekston-110x90.jpgAnna heads Invest Europe’s public affairs strategy, taking responsibility for all policy areas affecting the European private equity and venture capital industry. She joined Invest Europe in 2014 from the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU. Prior to that, she spent five years at the Polish Ministry of Finance. 

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