ThinkForward’s Trustees



Charlie Green (Chair)

Charlie Green is Chairman of ThinkForward and a founder and Trustee of the Private Equity Foundation. Charlie led ThinkForward’s work on social investing, building the social impact bond with the Department for Work and Pensions. He is currently a non-executive director of several small businesses for whom he has raised new growth capital. He was previously a partner at Candover, a private equity firm, and prior to that a director of Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank.



Barbara Storch

Barbara Storch is a Trustee of ThinkForward. Barbara is Portfolio Director for Impetus-PEF, the venture philanthropy organisation. Barbara’s background is in strategy consulting and corporate finance with Monitor Group and MAST where she led projects for clients across Europe, North America and South Africa, in a broad range of industries. Subsequently, she has been a consultant to the non-governmental organization CARE International UK, working principally on projects relating to strategy, partnerships and organization. Barbara holds a law degree from University of Freiburg, Germany, and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.



Matthew Grinnell

Matthew is a Trustee of ThinkForward and currently Managing Director for Leveraged Finance and Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse. Formerly Managing Director and Head of Financial Sponsors EMEA for Barclays. He joined Barclays Capital in 2009 from Nomura, where he was Co-Head of European Financial Sponsor Coverage. Prior to this he was at Lehman Brothers for over 10 years in London and New York where his last position was Co-Head of European Financial Sponsors. Previously he worked in Hong Kong for five years in investment banking and private equity.



David Vaughan

David Vaughan is a Trustee of ThinkForward and currently works at EY as a senior Transaction Advisory Partner, where he has worked for 38 years. 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. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham.