Neil Harding

Director, Fund Investor Relations
Private Equity

As Director of Fund Management, Neil is a key member of 3i's Fund Investor Relations Team, with responsibility for ensuring that investors in 3i's private equity funds receive top quality service when it comes to reports on the progress of the funds they are invested in, as well as information on 3i more generally.

Neil has been closely involved in numerous 3i fundraisings since he began to focus on this area in 1994, most recently in 3i Eurofund V (€5bn, 2006), 3i India Infrastructure ($1.2bn, 2007) and the 3i Growth Capital Fund (€1.2bn, 2010).He has also been involved in several co-investments by third party investors alongside 3i in private equity portfolio companies including Action, Hilite and Ambea.

Neil originally joined 3i in 1987 in an investment team based in London focused on larger buyouts.  During those initial years, he worked as part of a team on a number of 3i's larger buyouts, including Compass Group, Associated Fresh Foods and Zotefoams.

Prior to joining 3i, Neil qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, having taken an honours degree in Mathematics and Economics at Cambridge University.