The aim of our panels is to bring together a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds who have knowledge and expertise that is fundamental to the delivery of our work. Each of our panels supports a specific work area or project, with the panel members providing accountability, guidance, practical support and insight.

Legal Panel

Our Legal Panel provides the Institute with pro-bono legal advice on a wide range of policy areas, such as pension schemes’ fiduciary duty and sustainability reporting. We are very grateful for the participation of the following panel members:  

Public Affairs Panel

Our Public Affairs Panel provides the Institute with pro-bono advice and support on a wide range of policy areas, such as our Green+ programme and sustainability reporting. It meets every few months and benefits from expertise from across the policy world and financial and social investment sectors. We are very grateful for the participation of the following panel members:  

  • Andrew Palmer, Head of Global Affairs, CDC Group  
  • Antony Manchester, Managing Director, UK Public Policy, BlackRock 
  • Elisha Walia, Senior Director of Public Affairs (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), Aon
  • Fergus Moffatt, Head of UK Policy, ShareAction 
  • James Alexander, CEO, UKSIF: UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association 
  • James Westhead, Head of Engagement, Big Society Capital 
  • Karen Wilson, Strategic Partnerships, Office of the Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Kelsey Paulding, Associate Director, Kreab
  • Martin Parkes, Managing Director, Global Public Policy Group, BlackRock 
  • Mary Pizzey, Research & Programmes Director, Re-Generate
  • Nick Collier, Managing Director, Brussels, City of London Corporation
  • Sheila Nicoll, Head of Public Policy, Schroders 
  • Sonali Siriwardena, Executive Director (Sustainability Regulatory & Policy Lead), Morgan Stanley 
  • Tessa Godley, Policy and Strategy Manager, Big Society Capital & Policy Manager (secondee), Impact Investing Institute 

Secretariat: Joe Dharampal-Hornby, Public Affairs Manager, Impact Investing Institute 

Learning Panel

Our Learning Panel provides the Institute with strategic advice and direction on our education and training work and provides expert curation of the resources on our Learning Hub. The panel meets every few months and benefits from expertise across the investment and impact landscape. We are very grateful for the participation of the following panel members: 

  • Alex Pitt, Co-Founder, Mustard Seed 
  • Anita Bhatia, Investment Director, Endowment Team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation 
  • Brishni Mukhopadhyay, ESG Product Specialist, Lazard Asset Management 
  • Damien Lardoux, Head of Impact Investing, EQ Investors 
  • Elizabeth Chiweshenga, Senior Responsible Investment Analyst, Aberdeen Standard Investments 
  • Gemma Woodward, Executive Director, Quilter Cheviot 
  • Jamie Innes, Impact Manager, Tribe Impact Capital  
  • Kat Shenton, Impact and Sustainability Director, Octopus Investments 
  • Lyn Tomlinson, Head of Impact, Cazenove Capital 
  • Maggie Loo, Partner, Bridges Fund Management 
  • Rebecca MacDonald, Senior Investment Director, Big Society Capital  
  • Sarah Norris, Investment Director, Standard Life Aberdeen 
  • Tim Crockford, Senior Fund Manager, JO Hambro 
  • Tim Manuel, Partner and Co-Head of Responsible Investment, Aon 
  • Tom McGillycuddy, Co-Founder, Tickr 

Secretariat: Sophia Omar, Programme Officer, Impact Investing Institute 

Pensions Panel

Our Pension Expert Panel provides the Institute with expert advice on our pensions programme to help us achieve our aim of making it easier for pension schemes to invest with impact. We are very grateful for the participation of the following panel members: 

  • Charlotte O’Leary 
  • Irshaad Ahmad 
  • Julius Pursaill 
  • Mike O’Brien 
  • Ruston Smith 
  • Sarah Watters 

Secretariat: Sophia Omar, Programme Officer, Impact Investing Institute 

If you are interested in supporting the work of the Institute or learn more about us, please get in touch.

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Relationships Coordinator