A rare woman in private equity, chartered accountant Williams is an investment director at RJD Partners. Since joining from PwC in 2007, she has completed 10 deals, invested more than £50m in medium-sized businesses and this year managed RJD's sale of Ipes, which generated the firm's largest-ever return. The Oxford grad is also a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
After a management buyout, car valet business MotorClean found private equity backing a double edged sword.
Whether that's a good thing is up to you, says author Steven van Bellegham.
Leadership from a distance requires a careful study of human nature, says L&D specialist Sudhakar Sampath.
Set up shop and they shall come? Not so fast, says private equity investor Chris Hurley.
Moving office? Restructuring? New IT system? Change needn't be painful if it's managed well.
Finding time, living fearlessly and leading at speed are on this month's boardroom reading list.