ILPA names new executive director

The Institutional Limited Partners Association has appointed Kathy Jeramaz-Larson to run its day-to-day operations.

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), a group that represents the interests of limited partners, has named Kathy Jeramaz-Larson as the executive director of its board of directors. Her responsibilities will include overseeing the group’s daily activities, as well as leading its plans for expansion and development.

Jeramaz-Larson replaces Arlett Tygesen, who became the group’s first appointed executive director in March of 2003. Tygesen split her time between ILPA and her position as a senior analyst in the private equity funds group at Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS).

Before ILPA, Jeramaz-Larson was the chief operation officer at Canadian private equity and venture capital market research firm Macdonald & Associates. She had a leading role in the sale of Macdonald to Thomson Financial, an information and technology solutions provider, in May of 2005, ILPA said in a statement. She also helped introduce VCReporter, an online database software, to Thomson Financial.

ILPA is a voluntary association with more than 170 member organisations focused on public and corporate pensions, endowments and foundations, family offices and insurance companies. The members come from 10 countries, including the US, UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and together manage more than $850 billion of private equity capital, the statement said.