Gary Ward

Midlands

Gary is responsible for identifying management teams across the Midlands who are looking to secure private equity backing to support their growth ambitions.

Having joined LDC in 2019, Gary was previously a Partner and Head of Business Development at Gresham Private Equity LLP, where he was part of the team that led the management buyout of the business from Zurich plc in 2003. Prior to this, he was responsible for origination in PwC's Corporate Finance division in Central England.

Gary also spent nine years as a Royal Marine Commando. His military career comprised various specialist roles in numerous countries. The 'Corps' values and principles embraced as a Commando are still as important and relevant to his business career now.

My two children take up most of my spare time, but whenever possible, you'll find me on the ski slopes!