Senior management

David has been Chief Executive of Social Finance since May 2009.  Over this period, he has helped build Social Finance from a concept to a team of over 40 professionals drawn from social, public sector and financial backgrounds. Since May 2010, David has been General Partner for the Peterborough Social Impact Partnership – the initiative to finance a programme to reduce recidivism among short sentenced male offenders leaving Peterborough prison.  Investors in the partnership are rewarded if...

Toby founded Social Finance in 2007. He assembled the initial team and led the development of the Social Impact Bond from first concept to implementation. As Development Director, Toby oversees all our Social Impact Bond work. From 2005, he acted as secretariat for the Commission on Unclaimed Assets, where he helped develop the recommendation for the creation of a Social Investment Bank. Prior to this, he was Director of Research at ARK, a child focused foundation, where he built programmes...

Alisa is Director of Research and Communications at Social Finance. She has extensive experience in Communications, including serving as the British Embassy’s spokeswoman in Tel Aviv between 1999-2005. In 2006, she became Sir Ronald Cohen’s Head of Communications and aided him in his capacity as Chair of the UK Social Investment Task Force, Chair of Bridges Ventures, Chair of the Commission on Unclaimed Assets (which recommended the establishment of the Social Investment Bank) and Chair of...

Annika joined Social Finance in September 2008 with extensive experience of advising clients on the process of raising equity capital. Notable equity capital raising transactions include the Initial Public Offerings of Telia (Sweden), Statoil (Norway) and Orange (France) and the rights issue of Ericsson. Prior to joining Social Finance, Annika worked as a Director in the Equity Capital Markets departments of Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO Rothschild and Morgan Stanley. She started her investment...

Ben Jupp is a Director at Social Finance. He leads Social Finance’s work on investment in health and social care, as well as supporting commissioners develop their full range of services.

Prior to joining Social Finance in 2011, Ben was Director of Public Services Strategy at the Cabinet Office. In that role Ben led work across Government to improve public services, such as through developing more personalised health and education services and shifting more transactional services on-...

Beth is an Associate Director, having joined the team in November 2013.  Her work is focussed around improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people. Beth previously worked at The Children’s Society, one of the UK’s leading children’s charities as an Assistant Operations and Business Development Director.  There she was responsible for a portfolio of programmes including Children’s Centres and Early Years, Family Support, Drug and Alcohol Services, Refugee Programmes, Sexual...

Diane joined Social Finance in June 2010. She is mainly involved in the development of Social Impact Bonds in the areas of children and families and international development. Prior to joining Social Finance, Diane worked at the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics, which offers independent advice on economic growth to countries in Africa and Asia. She also worked as a financial consultant at the Ministry of Finance in Liberia. Before that, Diane worked in the Policy...

Emily is a Director at Social Finance having joined the team in November 2008 and led the development of the first Social Impact Bond in Peterborough. Emily leads Social Finance’s work to partner with foundations to develop new impact investments. Prior to joining Social Finance, Emily worked for REDF, a venture philanthropy fund in San Francisco, and as a strategy consultant. Emily has a BA from Cambridge University and an MBA from Berkeley where she was a Haas Merit Scholar.

Fiona is COO of Social Finance and is also the director responsible for coordinating the Investment Contract Readiness Fund work.

Fiona is an experienced entrepreneur who has run three businesses over the last ten years in the profit and not-for-profit sectors creating significant economic and social value. Her early career was in finance at Goldman Sachs and Murray Johnstone Private Equity. She has an MA in History / International Relations from St Andrews University and an MBA...

Jane joined Social Finance in 2012 as International Director. She leads work on developing an international network of impact investment intermediaries to develop Social Impact Bonds. She joined from The Social Investment Business, the UK’s largest social investor, where she was Director of Governance and Company Secretary; prior to which she was a senior corporate partner at a leading international law firm, Simmons & Simmons, where she advised a wide range of clients across the...

Janette Powell joined Social Finance on 1st July 2010 and leads the implementation of the first Social Impact Bond to reduce re-offending. She has 17 years experience working with vulnerable adults and families facing homelessness and social exclusion. She holds a degree in Housing & Social Work and is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. For the last 8 years she has specialised in managing services for offenders, both within a custodial setting and in communities....

John Kingston is a Senior Advisor at Social Finance, focusing on social investment by charitable foundations. He also has a portfolio of roles in philanthropy and social investment, including Chair of the Association of Charitable Foundations, a Non-Executive Director at Big Society Capital and Trustee of HelpAge International.  John was the Founder Director of CAF Venturesome, an early pioneer of social investment in the UK. Previously he was a Director of Save the Children UK, and before...

Prior to joining Social Finance in 2011, Jonathan served as Acting Director of Pro Bono Economics, a charity which introduces economists to charitable organisations to help address questions around measurement, results and impact. Previously he spent over 25 years as a Corporate Finance adviser within the investment banking sector, principally at Dresdner Kleinwort. As a banker, Jonathan has wide international experience of advisory and equity capital markets transactions across a number of...

Lisa is a Director at Social Finance having joined the team in September 2010. She leads our work on Social Impact Bond development around children and families. She joined from Bridges Ventures where she was an Assistant Director. There, she focused on making private equity investments which would yield both financial and social returns. Prior to this Lisa founded an e-government software business and worked as a strategy consultant for Marakon Associates. Lisa started her career as a...

Louise is a Director at Social Finance with a focus on the development and delivery of new initiatives. In this capacity, she plays a significant role in the strategic development of Social Finance. Louise helped establish the organisation in 2007 and played a key role in the development of the Social Impact Bond approach. She has also led much of Social Finance’s research, policy and financial inclusion work. Before joining Social Finance, Louise was Programmes Manager at ARK, a child-...

Martin joined Social Finance as a Director in April 2009. He focuses primarily on developing the investor base for social impact investments and structuring products to link capital with demand. Martin spent over 12 years in international investment banking working on structured debt and derivative products. His last role was in HSBC’s Financing Solutions Group with responsibility for structured financing and hedging solutions for clients across the EMEA region. He was previously in charge...

Nathan joined Social Finance in 2013 to raise and manage our impact investment funds.  His previous career was as a partner in a leading private equity investor and as a business angel and mentor.  He has invested in an institutional and personal capacity in early stage through to mid market UK based private businesses for many years.  He is an engineer by degree and chartered accountant by professional qualification and spent the early part of his working life advising companies, public...

Nick is a successful and respected property banker, who, after a career with Barclays, is now using his knowledge and business expertise for a wider social benefit. This carries a specific focus on housing and regeneration. He has a portfolio of varied non-executive and advisory roles where he brings added value from his banking and property background and is working with Social Finance on a consultancy basis, looking particularly at housing and related areas. He is an independent Board...

Peter has over 25 years of management and project experience at the World Bank, including serving as Director of a five country Department in Southern Africa. He has focused on delivering projects with measurable and sustained impact, and on results-based country strategies. His experience ranges from environmental assessments to budget management, and from community-based social projects to the fiscal impact of mining investments. He has worked with countries in Africa, South Asia and the...

Rich joined Social Finance in August 2013. He works primarily advising charities and social ventures on growing their businesses and raising social investment or other capital. Rich works across all sectors and is particularly focussed on the justice, renewable energy and children’s services sectors. Prior to joining Social Finance, Richard was a Director in corporate finance at Pall Mall Capital in London, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, strategic advisory and capital raising...

Richard joined Social Finance in July 2011. He works on the development of the Social Impact Bond market in the UK and internationally, focusing on the fields of health & social care and homelessness. Prior to joining Social Finance Richard worked in corporate finance at Rothschild, specialising in debt restructuring, M&A and capital raising transactions. Richard has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

Stephen is a Director, and joined Social Finance in March 2014.  His focus is on commissioner advisory work, including SIB development. He has a particular interest in exploring ways of scaling proven interventions and reducing the barriers which constrain the ability of commissioners to deploy these effectively. 

Stephen worked at Oliver Wyman, the strategic management consultancy, between 1997-2011. He was made partner in 2003 and was head of the London office from 2004 to 2008...

Tim is an Associate Director, having joined the team in November 2011. His work is focused around vulnerable children, criminal justice, housing and unemployment. Tim previously worked at Goldman Sachs for seven years, where he was a Vice President in the Global Investment Research department in London, most recently leading the European Capital Goods Research team. Tim is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford, and a BA in Economics from Cambridge.

Yvonne Campbell joined Social Finance in December 2012 to lead the first Children’s Services Social Impact Bond in Essex.  The SIB works with children on the edge of care, through the provision of Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) services.  Yvonne has 12 years’ experience of working in a range of roles within the voluntary sector from direct delivery to Assistant Director in both operations and business development. The portfolio of programmes Yvonne has been involved in includes: Children’s...