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Over the past six months, the Board and team at the Institute have developed an exciting and ambitious five-year strategy, which works towards mobilising £1 trillion of impact capital to investments that benefit people and the planet. 

Delivering our ambitious strategy

Today we are announcing an evolution of our leadership to deliver this strategy, optimising the distribution of our expertise and providing for continuity and thoughtful succession. 

To deliver the Institute’s ambitious plans and continue our long-term mission to accelerate the impact investing field in the UK and globally, the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Kieron Boyle as the Institute’s new Chair. Kieron is one of the UK’s leading voices on impact investment and will guide the organisation through this next phase of growth and take up a new complementary executive role in the wider impact ecosystem. 

The Board is also pleased to announce that, after nine years of exceptional leadership of the Institute and its predecessor initiatives, our current Chair, Dame Elizabeth Corley, will remain with the Institute in the newly created role of Chair Emerita. In this Board role, Elizabeth will continue to act as a guiding light for the Institute’s work through her vision, insight, and rich experience in impact investing. 

Evolution of our leadership

Finally, the Board is pleased to appoint Bella Landymore and Sarah Teacher as co-CEOs of the Institute. They are currently the Institute’s Executive Directors and bring huge understanding, experience, energy, and expertise to the role.  

Bella’s career has spanned the private, public, and social sectors. Having helped establish the Institute in 2019, she currently leads our programmes and our work on policy and regulation. Bella joined the Institute from the UK government’s Inclusive Economy Unit and, prior to that, worked at both UBS Investment Bank and in the charity sector.   

Sarah’s career has focused on the intersection of social impact, sustainability, and private capital. She joined the Institute in 2021 and currently leads our relationships with external funders and our work with endowments and family offices. Previously, Sarah worked at Lendlease Europe, Sancroft International, and the Institute for Philanthropy. She serves as the Chair of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Europe. 

Kieron will continue to lead the implementation of the Institute’s strategy as CEO until October 2024 when these new arrangements will come into effect. This reconfiguration of our leadership will provide the continuity, experience, and skills needed as we work together to achieve the Institute’s vision of capital markets that drive a fairer, greener, more resilient future.  

Working towards our long-term mission

Over the next five years, the Institute aims to see £500 billion allocated through a just transition lens, which advances climate and environmental action, improves socio-economic distribution and equity, and increases community voice. As part of our newly formed Challenge Lab, we will work with investors to mobilise £3 billion for fresh, real-world solutions in areas such as preventative health and place-based impact investing that drive inclusive growth. 

At the same time, the Institute will expand its work around ​growing the impact investing field by building expertise and scaling engagement across financial markets. We will do this by sharing insights and know-how in the rapidly changing field of impact investing through applied research and influencing key decision-makers to create an environment in which impact investing can thrive in the UK and around the world.