The Impetus Advisory Council is composed of a group of international leaders from the private, public and social sectors who offer their vast expertise and advice to Impetus on issues of strategic importance to society.
Ian has led HgCapital since 1990 having joined in 1988. As Chairman, Ian is also a member of HgCapital's Investment Committee and Valuation Committee. He previously spent ten years with 3i plc, in London and Dublin. Ian has made over forty investments across a wide range of industries. He is chairman of LPEQ and has also served as chairman of the Investor Relations Committee of the British Venture Capital Association.
David is an independent consultant working with charities, companies and the government on the funding and governance of charities and social enterprises and on the promotion of personal philanthropy. His clients have included the European Foundation Centre and many endowed and corporate foundations, including several 'venture' or 'engaged' philanthropists. He has also worked closely with the European Venture Philanthropy Association since it was first set up in 2004. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Triodos Bank NV, a founder Director of the Trust that publishes the journal Alliance and a Director of Big Society Capital.
Co-founder of Children's Investment Fund and Foundation (CIFF)
Jamie Cooper-Hohn currently serves as CIFF's President and CEO. Prior to the establishing of the Foundation, Jamie was Co-Director of Shine Trust, a grantmaking trust supporting children in poverty in England through educational initiatives. She also served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development for Gould Partners in New York City, a non-profit collaborative effort aimed at expanding educational opportunities for inner city children and their families.
Chief Executive, NPC
Dan joined NPC as Chief Executive in October 2011, following a career in public policy and economics. Dan was Head of the Number 10 Policy Unit and Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister on the Economy from 2007 to 2010. He has been Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Treasury and has worked as a special adviser to the Secretary of State in the Education Department as well as at DTI and DCLG. Most recently he was a Director in the Economics segment of FTI Consulting. In addition to working at senior levels of government, Dan ran the New Local Government Network think tank between 2002 and 2005 - which was voted Think Thank of the Year in 2004 - and was Senior Economist at the IPPR in the 1990s.
US Managing Editor, Financial Times
Martin took up his current post in 2005 after a long career at the FT as an editor, reporter and columnist, focussed primarily on business and finance. His reporting assignments have included covering US business, and African politics and economics. Before starting in journalism he spent a year on Voluntary Service Overseas, teaching in northeast Thailand. He played a large role in establishing the FT's annual seasonal charity appeal to readers and heads the committee that vets charities for it.
Founding Partner & Executive Chairman, Volans
John is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, whose work has been celebrated and supported by awards including the UN Global 500 Roll of Honour, among many others. His work at Volans focuses on finding, exploring, advising on and building innovative scalable solutions to the great global divides that overshadow the future. John also co-founded SustainAbility and Environmental Data Services. He has been named by The Evening Standard among the "1000 Most Influential People" in London, and placed fourth in a CSR International survey (after Al Gore, Barack Obama and the late Anita Roddick, and alongside Muhammad Yunus). John has written or co-authored 17 books, is a Fast Company blogger and a columnist for a number of publications. As a public speaker, John has addressed over 500 conferences all over the world and was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008.
Dame Amelia Chilcott Fawcett DBE
Chairman, Hedge Fund Standards Board, London
Dame Amelia Fawcett is Chairman of the Hedge Fund Standards Board in London, Non-Executive Chairman of the Guardian Media Group plc in London, a Non-Executive Director of State Street Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and a Non-Executive Director of Investment AB Kinnevik in Stockholm, Sweden. Until June 2010 she was Chairman of Pensions First LLP, a financial services and systems solutions business, based in London and prior to that Dame Amelia held senior roles at Morgan Stanley including Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of European operations. Before joining Morgan Stanley, she was an attorney (in New York and Paris) at the New York-based law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell.
Alastair joined Bridgepoint in 1984. He led Bridgepoint's UK business until 2001 and then its German business until 2006. Alastair now focuses on Bridgepoint's business development and cross-border investments. He currently sits on the board of TüvTurk, a provider of vehicle inspections in Turkey and UK headquartered LGC, the leader in chemical and biological analytical services and reference materials. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand.
Director General, Institute for Family Business
In addition to being Director General, Grant is also a co-founder of the Institute for Family Business (UK), established in 2001 as an independent not-for-profit association promoting the success and sustainability of family firms. Grant has been on the board of Laurent-Perrier SA as a non-executive Director since 1999. He is Chairman of the Thames Community Foundation, a charity serving local communities in South West London. He is a Steward of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, Keeper of the Quaich and member of the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.
Independent economist and writer
Michael Green is an economist and writer, based in London. Together with Matthew Bishop, he co-authored Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World.
Michael has worked in aid and development for nearly 20 years. He was a senior official in the British Government where he worked on international finance, managed UK aid to Russia and Ukraine, served as head of the communications department at the Department for International Development, and oversaw £100 million annual funding to nonprofits. It was through his role in government that he saw the rising influence of the philanthrocapitalists in the fight against poverty.
Sir Tony Hawkhead
Chief Executive, Groundwork UK
Tony is the Chief Executive of Groundwork UK, a community charity with a vision to build a society of sustainable communities by helping people gain confidence and skills to get involved in what's going on in their local area. Prior to Groundwork, he was Chief Executive of East London Partnership, a private sector led and funded organisation whose aim was to help regenerate Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. Tony chaired the Department for Work and Pensions Third Sector Welfare to Work Taskforce, which reported in 2009, and was a member of the Local Government Association Climate Change Commission in 2007. In 2003 he was awarded the CBE for services to the environment. In 2011 Tony was further honoured with a Knighthood for services to environmental regeneration.
Executive Chairman of Capgemini plc
Christine Hodgson is Executive Chairman of Capgemini UK plc. She also chairs the Capgemini UK Sustainability Board and the Women's Business Network. In 2011, Christine was named Woman of the Year at the CWT Everywoman in Technology Awards. Having worked at Capgemini for 14 years, her previous roles with the Group include CEO, Technology Services North West Europe, and CFO for both Capgemini UK plc and the Global Outsourcing Division. Prior to joining Capgemini, Christine spent 4 years as Corporate Development Director on the board of Ronson Plc. She joined Ronson from Coopers & Lybrand where she specialised in Corporate Finance after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Christine sits on the boards of Ladbrokes Plc and two charities, Business in the Community, and MacIntyre Care.She is married with one 5 year old son.
Nic Humphries joined HgCapital in 2001, having previously worked at Geocapital Partners, where he founded its European business. Prior to that, he was head of Barclays Private Equity’s IT and telecoms team. He started his career at 3i plc and has over 20 years’ experience of the private equity and venture capital industry. Nic is a member of HgCapital’s Executive Committee, as well as its Investment, Portfolio Review and Valuation Committee. He is currently a director on the boards of Visma and Iris Accounting Solutions. Nic is also a World Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Dianne Jeffrey CBE DL
Chair, Age UK
Dianne graduated from the University of Sheffield in Psychology. She spent 20 years as a successful director of merchandising and management training in the furniture retail sector. In 2008 Dianne was appointed to chair Age UK, the new charity formed from the merger of Help the Aged with Age Concern. She is also the chairman of Digital Outreach and Anchor Trust. Dianne has chaired two NHS Trusts and in 2001 she was invited to serve on the Government's modernisation action team in preparation for the NHS Plan. She has since served on the national Children's task-force as well as the Child and Adolescent mental health taskforce. From 2000 - 2003 she chaired the NHS Confederation. Dianne served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 2002 - 03.
Professor of Investment Banking, HBS
Josh is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management Areas. He graduated from Yale College with a Special Divisional Major that combined physics with the history of technology. He worked for several years on issues concerning technological innovation and public policy, at the Brookings Institutionand on Capitol Hill. He then earned a PhD from Harvard's Economics Department. He has led an international team of scholars in a multi-year study of the economic impact of private equity for the World Economic Forum. He is the winner of the 2010 Global Entrepreneurship Research Award.
CEO, Wolseley plc
Ian was appointed Wolseley Group Chief Executive in July 2009. He was previously Chief Executive of Travelex Holdings Ltd' and prior to that, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance UniChem plc, until its merger with Boots in 2006. Ian also spent over 12 years with Diageo plc in a variety of international management positions including four years as President, European Major Markets and Global Supply. Ian spent the early part of his career with Procter and Gamble, joining as a graduate trainee before moving into marketing and then brand management. Subsequently, he joined Bain and Company, where he advised a diverse range of blue chip companies. He then spent three years running his own Management Consulting business.
Henrique de Campos Meirelles
Former President, Brazil's Central Bank
Henrique earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of São Paulo in 1972 and an MBA from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Coppead two years later. He attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 1984. Henrique also holds an honorary degree from Bryant College, Rhode Island, USA. He spent most of his working career at BankBoston, where he rose to be president of the bank's Brazilian operation, from 1984 to 1996. In 1996, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of BankBoston Corporation and in 1999 was named President of Global Banking for FleetBoston Financial. He has also held academic council positions at various American universities, including Harvard and Boston College.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus, OC&C Strategy Consultants
Chris has been a strategy consultant for over 25 years, having initially worked with leading US based firms prior to founding OC&C Strategy Consultants in 1987. OC&C boasts more than 400 consultants operating out of seven countries including the US, China and India. Chris has served global giants, national champions and emerging challengers and worked on most issues of board level, strategic importance related to Corporate/Business Unit strategy, Diversification, Organisation, Performance optimisation, Mergers and Acquisitions etc. Chris also chairs three fast growing businesses and two charities.
Managing Partner, New Profit Inc.
After ten years in management consulting and education, Elizabeth joined New Profit and now serves as Managing Partner. Before joining New Profit, she was a consultant at Monitor Group, working with both corporate and non-profit clients on issues of strategy and organisational development. Previously, Elizabeth worked as a consultant at Arthur D Little Inc. In the field of education, Elizabeth has taught and worked on educational development projects in the US, Latin America and Africa.
Former CEO of World Class Learning Group
Ryan has worked in private equity since 1993 and has led a large number of successful private equity investments, whilst at HSBC and Gresham. He co-founded and was Co-Managing Partner of Sovereign Capital. Ryan was integral to the development of Sovereign Buy & Build strategy and its team, where he led the education and training team. His transactions included educational Buy & Build successes SENAD and Alpha Plus, training providers Employability and Skills Group and Paragon, and more recently international schools group, WCL. He has also chaired and contributed to a number of policy reviews on educational disadvantage and children in care.
Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co
Julian is head of the European Special Situations Group (ESSG), which invests in a wide range of asset classes, including performing and non-performing debt, public and structured equity, rescue finance and others. He was a founding member of ESSG in 2003 and from 2007 to 2008, he established ESSG's business in Moscow. Prior to that, he worked on the Distressed Debt Trading desk from 2001 to 2003. Julian joined Goldman Sachs in 1998. He was named managing director in 2005 and partner in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Julian worked at KPMG, qualifying as a chartered accountant, ACA, in 1998.
Managing Director and Head of Europe, Warburg Pincus
Joe joined Warburg Pincus in 1998 focusing on the firm's European technology, media and telecommunications investments, as well as its investment activities in Eastern Europe. Joe has been involved in Warburg Pincus investments in cable television, broadcasting, telecommunications, business and information services, digital media, as well as pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he was Deputy Director of the International Affairs Program at the Ford Foundation. Joe is currently a director of leading companies Mach and Ziggo. He is also a member of the international board of the Non-Profit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT).
Finlay T K Scott
Entrepreneur and Management Consultant
Finlay has been both an entrepreneur and management consultant working with private equity companies and banks for twenty years. He has run a wide variety of businesses, like Tragus, Whitecross and MJP, as well as hi-tech Virtuality. He is currently taking a sabbatical and managing his private business interests and farm. During his sabbatical he is devoting considerable time to the charitable sector, he has been involved with several institutions including: CAF, NHS Trusts and The Clink Charity, of which he is Chairman.
CEO Europe, Evercore
Andrew Sibbald is CEO of Evercore’s European Advisory business and a member of the firm’s management committee. Mr. Sibbald was previously the co-founder and Senior Partner of the Lexicon Partnership which was acquired by Evercore in 2011. Mr. Sibbald has over 25 years of experience in advising financial institutions on M&A and corporate finance. He is married with four young children and lives in south west London.
Board Member, Heron Foundation
Anne has significant experience both in traditional investment as well as in venture philanthropy and social finance. She spent 17 years as an asset manager with The Capital Group where she was a Senior Vice President and Director with responsibility for European-based infrastructure companies. Anne left Capital in 2012 to devote increasing time to social investing. She sits on the board of FB Heron in New York, is an Associate with Leader's Quest, and on the board of GuideStar International. Anne also is a non-executive Director with Holcim, a Swiss-based global industrial company.
Chief Creative Officer, BBC Vision Productions
Patrick is responsible for the teams delivering hit BBC shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, Antiques Roadshow, EastEnders, Dragons' Den, Miranda, Frozen Planet and The One Show. Before his current role he was President and General Manager of Travel Channel, Head of Programmes and Planning for BBC Sport, Commissioning Editor for Multicultural Programmes at Channel 4, and a Series Producer for BBC Current Affairs.
Sir Peter Lampl
The Sutton Trust, Impetus partner
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