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. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Durham.
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.