David Hutchison

David is a Senior Adviser at Social Finance. He was previously the organisation’s Chief Executive from May 2009 until March 2021. 

Over this period, he helped build Social Finance from a concept to a team of over 100 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, and only if, the programme delivers a measurable reduction in re-offending. The initiative has brought Social Finance significant national and international recognition.

Prior to joining Social Finance, David spent 25 years with Dresdner Kleinwort where he was most recently Head of UK Investment Banking and a member of the Global Banking Operating Committee, coordinating the bank’s activities in the UK across the full range of investment banking products.

From its founding in 2012 until 2017, he was a non-executive Director of Start Up Loans, a government funded pilot to extend small loans to young people and help them start their own businesses. He is Chair of 3i Group PLC, one of the world’s leading international investors, with over £8bn of assets under management.

David was awarded an OBE in 2013 for his services to finance.

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