8th January 2024

Michele Giddens

Michele co-founded Bridges alongside Philip Newborough and Sir Ronald Cohen in 2002 and was Co-CEO alongside Philip Newborough from 2019-2024. Michele became CEO in summer 2024 and oversees all Bridges’ investment activity across our platform of funds, as well as strategy, operations, people and all other aspects of the business. Michele has played a leading […]

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8th January 2024

Maggie Loo

Maggie looks after client relationships for our platform of funds and has been involved with or led the raising of the firm’s eight most recent funds, spanning private equity, property and social outcomes contracts. These have included successive funds in existing strategies as well as the development of new strategies to the Bridges platform. Before […]

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13th March 2024

James Taylor

James leads on Bridges’ communications strategy, including marketing and media relations. After starting his career at a high-growth start-up, he subsequently spent eight years as a financial journalist, most recently as senior editor of Private Equity International and Private Funds Management (part of the PEI Media group), where he was named Alternatives Journalist of the […]

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8th January 2024

Fenglin Zhao

Fenglin Zhao is a Director in Bridges’ Client & Strategy Development team. She is responsible for developing and overseeing Bridges’ relationships with its institutional investor clients, alongside the development of existing and new strategies. Feng previously led VCP Apex’s European distribution as Managing Director, advancing its private equity primary fund placement, secondary and direct investment […]

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12th March 2024

Gus Dodson

Gus is a member of the Client & Strategy Development team, where he works on investor relations, strategic business initiatives, and fundraising across the Bridges platform. Gus joined from Aon, where he was part of the Corporate Development team responsible for originating and executing M&A and divestitures in-house for Aon’s EMEA and APAC business. Before […]

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12th March 2024

Henry Elborne

Henry is a member of the Client & Strategy Development team, where he works on investor relations, strategic business initiatives, and fundraising across the Bridges platform. Henry joined from Pantheon, where he was part of the Investor Relations team responsible for supporting existing client relationships and business development activities across a number of private markets […]

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13th March 2024

Octavia Pillinger

Octavia is part of the Client & Strategy Development team and focuses on product development and capital raising across the Bridges platform. Prior to joining, Octavia was a Director in JLL’s Funds Advisory team. She was responsible for fundraising on behalf of real estate investment managers, working with institutional investors across EMEA. Before that, she […]

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13th March 2024

Violet Nicholson

Violet is a Manager in the Marketing & Communications team, supporting on delivering Bridges’ communications strategy. Prior to joining Bridges, Violet worked closely with high growth startups, VC firms and global tech brands in a specialised technology PR agency, driving both B2B and B2C campaigns. She has also worked within the European Private Equity team […]

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12th March 2024

Ben Webb

Ben is executive assistant to Michele Giddens, co-CEO, and Maggie Loo. Before joining Bridges, he worked for Anthony Nolan, Chugai and the Nuffield Foundation. He has a BA from Bristol University and an MA from Goldsmiths.

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