Brian Powers

Senior Advisor and Chairman Emeritus

Brian is Chairman Emeritus of H&F.  He had previously served as Chairman of H&F and a member of the Investment Committee from 2009 to 2014 and as CEO and Chairman of the Investment Committee from 2003 to 2009. Brian originally joined H&F in 1991 and re-joined the Firm in January 1999, after having served for five years as Managing Director and CEO of both Consolidated Press Holdings Limited and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited in Australia. Brian was formerly a Director of numerous portfolio companies, including Axel Springer, Blackbaud, Internet Brands, Kronos, ProSieben, SLEC (the holding company for Formula One) and Getty Images, and was an advisory board member of Artisan.

Brian is also an advisor to Farallon Capital Management, L.L.C. He was formerly Chairman of John Fairfax Holdings Limited and Valassis Communications Inc. and was a Director of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Prior to joining H&F, Brian was a Partner at James D. Wolfensohn Incorporated and was Managing Director (Chief Executive) of The Jardine Matheson Group in Hong Kong.


Yale University
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.