Christopher has been invested in Kestrel’s funds since 2005 and has been formally advising the Kestrel team since 2018, joining as a Board member in January 2021. He is a senior international institutional, private equity/VC, and family office investment CIO covering alternative assets globally. An exceptionally experienced corporate board member/committee chairman of companies listed in Europe and the USA, and of privately owned businesses in the USA, Europe and Asia. Christopher was formerly Group Management Board Member and Global Head of private equity at Dresdner Kleinwort (AUM in PE c.€4.7BN).
He is a co-founding (pre-IPO) board member of Roper Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ROP, S+P 500), now a c.$43bn market cap multinational; a serial acquiror of B2B application software, network systems and medtech businesses. He has overseen 58 acquisitions by Roper since 1990 and he currently sits on the executive committee as well as chairs the audit committee. He is a Director, Merifin Capital (an investor with Kestrel), Spice PE AG (ZUR listed) and chairman, Yimei Capital Ltd, Shanghai. Christopher was a pre-IPO investor in IDOX plc, a long-time investee company of Kestrel, and served on its board for 10 years.
He is a member of the endowment board and Hon. Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.