Private Equity Committee

The purpose of the Private Directors Association® (PDA) Private Equity Committee is to lead and to support the evolution of board governance best practices in private equity firms, their portfolio companies and in their investor-partner organizations.

In particular, we are interested in encouraging a greater emphasis on governance excellence procedures and on diversity (in age, gender, ethnicity, skills, experiences) on the boards of PE portfolio companies. As part of that effort, the PDA envisions a greater representation of non-investor “independent” directors on boards of those firms.

The PDA has established a Private Equity Committee Leadership Team consisting of a Strategic Council and an Oversight Board to ensure timely and relevant thought leadership in this area. Below are the teams overseeing and advancing this effort. For further information, contact the administrator.


Pic-sullivan_marc-6-2020 Marc Sullivan
Managing Director, Phoenix Management Services
National Board of Directors, Private Directors Association®
Robbie Robbie Allen
Fellow, Slalom
Former CEO and current Director, Envision Orthopedics, Atlanta