Simon was appointed Chief Executive in May 2012 after joining 3i in October 2011 as Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining 3i he spent 13 years at Greenhill & Co. Simon founded the European business of Greenhill and became Co-President of the Group on its floatation on the NYSE in 2004 and Co-Chief Executive in 2007.
Before starting Greenhill in Europe, he was CEO of Baring Brothers International Limited (the corporate finance division of ING Barings), a position he held since 1995, and a director of Barings Brothers from 1989-1995. Prior to joining Baring Brothers in 1988, he worked in the corporate finance department of Morgan Grenfell.
Simon has a law degree from London University and an MBA from London Business School. He is a Non-Executive Director of The British Land Company PLC.
Group Finance Director
Julia is Group Finance Director of 3i Group plc having been appointed to the Board on 1 October 2008. She is a member of the Executive and Investment Committees.
Julia began her career at Arthur Andersen, and held a variety of tax and financial roles at Hanson plc, Tomkins plc and Cable & Wireless plc before joining 3i in 2006.
Julia is also the Senior Independent Director of Legal & General Group plc, and a member of the ICAEW (ACA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Managing Partner, Private Equity
Menno Antal joined 3i in 2000. He is currently Managing Partner, co-head of Private Equity and part of 3i's Executive Committee, having been Managing Director for the Benelux since 2003.
He has been a key member of the investment teams working on several of 3i’s Benelux Buyouts including Basic-Fit, Action, Element Materials Technology, VNU Media, Dockwise, Refresco Gerber, ABX, Hyva, UTT, Malmberg, De Telefoongids and YBR. He currently sits on the Board of Action, OneMed and BoConcept.
Prior to joining 3i, Menno held a broad range of international managerial positions within Heineken.
He has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Responsible for 3i’s legal, compliance, internal audit, human resources and company secretarial functions. A member of the Executive Committee since joining 3i in 2007.
Prior to joining 3i, was a Senior Managing Director, running GE’s European Leveraged Finance business after serving as European General Counsel for GE. Prior to GE, was a partner at the law firms Travers Smith and Latham & Watkins.
Managing Partner, Private Equity
Alan joined 3i in 2005 and is Managing Partner, co-Head of Private Equity and a member of 3i’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee, having previously been Global Sector Head for Business & Technology Services.
Prior to joining 3i he spent 13 years in investment banking, latterly as Managing Director at Societe Generale, where he was Global Head of Transport & Business Services, advising a range of quoted and private equity owned businesses. Alan started his career as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG, and has a degree in Economics from Durham University.
Since joining 3i Alan has led a number of transactions across the Business & Technology Services and Consumer sectors including the Buyouts of Audley Travel, Mayborn, Element Materials Technology, JMJ Associates and Inspicio Group. He currently sits on the Boards of JMJ Associates and Audley Travel.
Managing Partner, Head of Infrastructure
Phil joined 3i in 2007 and is Managing Partner and Head of 3i’s Infrastructure business and a member of 3i’s Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Group Risk Committee.
Prior to joining 3i, he was Division Director in Macquarie’s Infrastructure Funds business, where he managed investments in the transport sector. Phil has over 20 years of infrastructure investment, advisory and ﬁnance experience from earlier roles at Barclays and WestLB.
Phil has an MBA from London Business School.