Hugh Steven Wilson
Hugh Steven Wilson is the Chairman of the Board. In his role as the Chairman of the Board, he focuses on strategy, decision-making and corporate governance. Mr. Wilson has served as a director on the Board since 2009 and as the Chairman of the Board since May 2021. Mr. Wilson also serves as the chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Wilson spent more than 30 years at Latham & Watkins, one of the world’s largest law firms, where he was Global Co-Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group and chairman of both the National Litigation Department and the National Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation Practice. He then joined Tennenbaum Capital Partners, a US-based private investment business, as Managing Partner and served as the Chief Executive Officer of multiple registered investment funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners. After his retirement, Mr. Wilson continued to serve as a Senior Adviser to Tennenbaum Capital Partners through its acquisition by BlackRock. Mr. Wilson has served as the chairman of the boards of directors and a director of numerous public and private companies.
Mr. Wilson also serves as the chairman of Burford Capital Holdings (UK) Limited, one of Burford’s principal subsidiaries, to ensure non-executive oversight.
Mr. Wilson holds a BA from Indiana University, a JD from the University of Chicago Law School and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School.