Anne-Maree Byworth manages an emerging market private equity advisory firm that provides due diligence services for investors seeking to make commitments to private equity funds operating in Asia and Africa. She also acts as a business coach for recently established general partners seeking to develop robust business platforms, particularly those seeking to operate in nascent private equity markets. Until June 2008, Anne-Maree was Director of Private Equity at CDC Group plc, the fund of funds business owned by the British Government Pension that invests in the developing economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America. She chaired CDCs investment committee and coordinated the firms private equity fund investment activity across the globe. Between June 2004 and April 2007, Anne-Maree was responsible for the selection and monitoring of CDCs private equity commitments to funds investing in South and South East Asia and the Pacific. Funds selected during this time spanned the spectrum of private equity investment strategies, including SME, expansion capital, buyout / change of control, mezzanine and distressed debt.