Charlie is Chairman of ThinkForward and was one of the founders and a trustee of the Private Equity Foundation and Impetus after its merger with the Private Equity Foundation. Charlie was involved in the creation of ThinkForward in 2011 and was heavily involved with structuring its first social impact bond in 2012. He is a founder and director of 24Haymarket and is currently a non-executive director of several of its portfolio companies. He was previously a partner at Candover, a private equity firm, and prior to that a director of Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank.
David is a Trustee of ThinkForward and previously worked at EY as a senior Transaction Advisory Partner. After 38 years he retired from the partnership in 2015. Most recently he was the IPO Leader for the U.K. firm and a member of the Primary Markets Group at the London Stock Exchange. David is also Trustee of School Home Support.
Jill is the Executive Principal at George Green’s School, a role she has held for the last seven years. She has extensive experience as a secondary school teacher and leader, including 11 years as a Deputy Head Teacher and five years as English Consultant and English Inspector Secondary at London borough of Barking and Dagenham.
Vanessa is the Head of Investment Models – Government Inclusive Economy Unit at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Previously she was Investment Director at Impetus, Business Manager at Wellington Management, Chief Operating Officer at Arma Partners, and worked in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs.
Kathryn currently works as an Engagement Manager at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Kathryn is a ‘first generation’ university student and is now on her third apprenticeship since leaving school ten years ago – to qualify as a chartered manager in 2021/22. She is a passionate advocate for young people finding their voice. Kathryn has a lived experience of a more blended pathway into the labour market. She is also an experienced mentor on various SEND projects and is enthusiastic about encouraging socio-economic growth.
Asi is currently the Divisional Director for Employment Services at the Forward Trust and has spent the majority of his career working in operational, business development and leadership roles in employability, vocational training, apprenticeships, regeneration and economic development. Asi spent ten years working at Catch22 and took them to their first ever Ofsted Grade Good for apprenticeships and vocational training. Asi is a school governor and was a member of the Mayor of London’s (Sadiq Khan) inaugural Skills for Londoner’s Task Force. Asi’s family is Sri Lankan in origin and continues to support children’s, young people’s and reconciliation charities in the country.
Keith MacDonald is a partner with EY, where he looks after the work they do in the Wealth Management sector, including chairing an industry Philanthropy Forum. He has supported EY Foundation since its set up, is a member of NPC’s Development Committee, and is a member of Hope & Home for Children’s Public Sector Advisory Committee.
As COO of the Skills Builder Partnership, Robert firmly believes in the potential of skills development to deliver social outcomes. Benefiting from accounting and law qualifications, he is an experienced FRAC chair. Robert also brings experience of having developed and managed Social Impact Bonds, with a background in strategy consulting and impact investment.