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William Needham

William Needham

Managing Director, KKR Credit
London

William Needham (London) joined KKR in 2014 and is a Managing Director on the Credit team. He leads European Corporate Restructuring and Governance across KKR’s Credit strategies. He also serves as Co-Head of Sustainable Credit, sitting on both the firm’s Sustainable Credit Committee and ESG Committee. Mr. Needham currently sits on the Boards of various KKR portfolio companies. Prior to joining KKR, he was at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he helped build the European restructuring and distressed investing business. Prior to this, Mr. Needham started his career at Jones Day in the business restructuring and refinancing group. Mr. Needham holds an L.L.B. from the University of Nottingham and a Distinction from Nottingham Law School. He sits on the Private Debt Advisory Committee of the Principles for Responsible Investment and the Private Debt Committee of the European Leveraged Finance Association.