Mr Gilmore has over 25 years experience in European private equity in direct investing, co-investing, primary funds and secondaries for various leading private equity institutions.
After graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a BA in Accountancy and Economics, Mr Gilmore started his career training with KPMG as a Chartered Accountant.
In the 1990s Mr Gilmore was a direct investor in UK lower mid market buyouts and growth capital deals with Murray Johnstone. Mr Gilmore then continued his career as an investor in European private equity funds, commencing in 2000 with Scottish Widows, which in turn led to further senior roles at Aberdeen Asset Management and Aberdeen Standard Investments, his final position being Head of Primary Funds Europe.
Mr Gilmore is currently a Partner and Head of Origination at AXON Partners, an independent placement agent and secondaries adviser with offices in Switzerland and the UK, having joined in February 2019.