Helen Steers is a Partner in Pantheon’s European Investment Team and Pantheon’s senior manager for Pantheon International Plc. Prior to joining Pantheon, Ms. Steers worked for Russell Investments, where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe.
Ms. Steers is a member of the International Investment Committee. She joined Pantheon in 2004 from Russell Investments in Paris, where she was Managing Director with overall responsibility for private equity in Europe. Prior to joining Russell in 1999, Ms. Steers worked as Director, European Private Equity with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and was a senior investment manager at the Business Development Bank of Canada in Montréal.
Ms. Steers started her career as an engineering apprentice at Marconi, then completed an Engineering degree at the University of Cambridge and worked as a graduate engineer for Esso. She is a Past Chair and Council member of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) and served on the Board and LP Council of Invest Europe.
Ms. Steers is also a co-founder and current Board member of Level 20, a non-profit organisation founded in September 2015, that seeks to attract, retain and support women in the private equity industry.
Ms. Steers received a BA and an MA in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.