Hannah Dray

Growth acceleration team

“It’s a privilege to work with entrepreneurial people who share the understanding that talent is critical to the success of their growth ambitions.”

As part of the growth acceleration team, my focus is on ensuring that our portfolio companies have the right people and the right dynamics to achieve their business strategies. I am involved in a broad range of leadership-focused projects, ranging from role scoping to succession planning and the development of our network of high-quality talent.

After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Nottingham, I joined Drax, an executive search firm dedicated to private equity. I was there for almost four years, during which time I worked with the investors, Chairs and CEOs of fast-growing private companies to deliver board-level searches, primarily within the TMT sector. It was brilliant exposure to the industry and the impact that leadership teams and the cultures they drive have upon value creation.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with friends, family and my two unruly dogs.