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Wol Kolade

Managing Partner


London, UK

Wol Kolade


Wol Kolade is Managing Partner of Livingbridge, a mid-market private equity firm of over 80 people in the UK and Australia that helps businesses grow faster by investing and working with the client to come up with a market strategy that helps to focus where on what matters.

Wol has a deep interest in healthcare and education and sits on the boards of a number of schools and universities. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Social Finance Board and in 2009 held the post of Chairman for Responsible Investment Advisory Board.

Wol is the Chairman of the Guy's and St Thomas’ Charity, a 500-year-old charitable foundation with total assets of £600 million.

Wol Kolade’s Newsfeed

International Adviser
Fund managers offer paid internships to boost black talent

Wol Kolade, managing partner of Livingbridge described the industry support thus far as “absolutely terrific”. “If there are other firms we have not yet contacted that would like to provide an internship, they would be very welcome to join the programme.”

Private Equity Wire
Livingbridge adds two to London team

Mid-market private equity investor Livingbridge has appointed Rebecca Osman and Nick Manning as investment director and investment manager respectively... Wol Kolade, Managing Partner of Livingbridge, says: “We’re delighted to welcome two candidates with such excellent track records to Livingbridge..."

Wol Kolade’s Background

Managing Partner
1993 - Present
London, UK
A mid-market private equity firm of over 80 people in the UK and Australia. They have £1 billion ready to invest over the next 5 years and invest anywhere from £2 million to £70 million in fast-growing companies.
1990 - 1992
Barclays PLC is a British multinational bank and financial services company.

Other Business Interests

Chairman of Risk Committee
Haywards Heath, UK
Cumnor House Sussex is one of the country’s leading independent co-ed day and boarding schools for 2-13 year-old boys and girls situated in Mid-Sussex.
Lay Governor, Member of the Court
London, UK
The LSE Court of Governors is a 100-member body of supporters and advisors to the School, who are elected on the recommendation of the Nominations Committee of the Court. The Committee has membership comprising student, lay and academic members.
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Current Board Positions

Board Member
Aug 2018 - Present
London, UK
NHS Improvement support foundation trusts and NHS trusts to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

Wol Kolade’s Education

MBA, Business
1989 - 1991
B eng, Civil Engineering
1985 - 1988