James Brocklebank joined Advent in June 1997. Based in London, he co-chairs Advent's global Executive Committee and is co-head of the firm's European business. He is a member of the Europe and North America Investment Committees. James has a sector focus on Business and Financial Services. He sits on the board of V.Group and Williams Lea, and previously sat on the boards of, inter alia, Nets, Nexi, Worldpay, Equiniti, and MACH.
James sits on the Advisory Council of Level20, an organisation founded with the aim of improving gender diversity in the private equity industry, is chairman of the Private Equity Taskforce of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) and is a member of the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prior to Advent, James worked on international mergers and acquisitions in the London office of investment bank Baring Brothers and its affiliate Dillon, Read & Co. in New York. James has an MA from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.