Carolyn Maddox joined Next Wave Partners in 2010 and was Chief Operating Officer until 2020 on stepping down to become an Adviser to the firm.

Carolyn Maddox has many years’ experience in private equity. She was an Executive Director of Bridges Fund Management from its inception in 2002 to April 2010.  She started her career as a strategy consultant with the LEK Partnership and then moved to 3i Group plc working as an Investment Controller.  She joined Causeway Capital in 1990 and became a Director of Causeway and then of ABN Amro Private Equity (UK) Ltd where, over ten years, she worked on a wide range of transactions.

She is an Associate and on the Advisory Board of Leader’s Quest, a global organisation working with leaders across business, government and civil society who want to contribute to a more sustainable, inclusive world.  She is also a Trustee of the Leader’s Quest Foundation, which empowers grassroots leaders in India.

She is a graduate of Cambridge University with an MA in History.

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