Our People

Who we are

The Institute’s core team works alongside a number of Lead Experts, providing pro-bono specialist support in their fields of expertise. Our Lead Experts also sit on our board, which has extensive experience in the financial services industry, social investment and the voluntary sector. 

The Institute’s Advisory Council provides direction and support to the development of the Institute’s strategy. Its members are senior leaders from across the world of investment and philanthropy.

Core Team

Sarah Gordon

Chief Executive

Bella Landymore

Policy Director (on parental leave)

Sarah Teacher

Executive Director

Adam Werlinger

Operations Manager

Clare Huggett

Executive Assistant

David Krivanek

Programme Manager – International Development

George Salmon

Communications and Events Officer

Ivan Tarkhanov

Programme Intern

Lizzy Robins

Events, Communications and Engagement Manager (maternity cover)

Joe Dharampal-Hornby

Public Affairs and Media Relations Manager (maternity cover)

Roisin Kennedy

Programme Officer, Civil Service Fast Stream secondee

Shadi Brazell

Programme Manager, Place-Based Impact Investing

Sophia Omar

Programme Officer

Steffi Dawoud

Communications and Engagement Manager (on parental leave)

Su-Fang Hsiao

Relationships Coordinator

Swati Pujari

Programme Coordinator

Tess Godley

Secondee from Big Society Capital - Policy and Public Affairs

Thomas Dee

Operations Intern

Board Members

Dame Elizabeth Corley

Chair, Board

Dame Caroline Mason

Chief Executive at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

David Carrington

Vice-Chair and Trustee of the Finance Innovation Lab

Gary Stewart

CEO of FounderTribes

Ida Levine

Principal at consultancy Two Rivers Associates

Lead Expert

Jamie Broderick

Director of the Impact Investing Institute

Lead Expert
Laurie Spengler

Laurie Spengler

Impact investment banker and active contributor to the impact investing industry

Lead Expert

Nana Francois

Director of Membership at FaithInvest

Nick Temple

Chief Executive Officer at Social Investment Business (SIB)

Lead Expert

Olivia Dickson

Trustee Director of ShareAction

Lead Expert

Rebecca Perlman

Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills

Robert Hughes-Penney

Investment Director at Rathbones

Steven Serneels

Chair of EVPA’s board and EVPA's Corporate Social Investment Initiative

Will Goodhart

Chief Executive of the CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK)

Lead Expert

Advisory Council

Sir Harvey McGrath

Board member and chair of the Advisory Council

Adam Robbins

Investor Relationship Manager of Triodos Investment Management

Alex Seddon

Head of Catalyst at M&G Investments

Amanda Mackenzie OBE

Chief Executive, Business in the Community

Amanda Young

Global Head of Responsible Investment at Abrdn

Carolina Minio-Paluello

Global Head of Product, Solutions and Quant, Schroders

Chris Cummings

CEO, The Investment Association

Cliff Prior CBE

CEO, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

David Hutchison OBE

Chief Executive, Social Finance

Hazel Blears

Chair, Social Investment Business

Helen McDonald

UK Head of Foundations and Impact Advisory Services, Credit Suisse.

Karen Shackleton

Founder, Pensions for Purpose & Non-Executive Chair, Resonance

Kieron Boyle

CEO, Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation

Mark Norbury

CEO, UnLtd

Meaghan Muldoon

Managing Director, Global Head of ESG Integration, BlackRock

Michele Giddens OBE

Co-CEO & Co-Founding Partner, Bridges Fund Management

Nick O’Donohoe

Chief Executive, CDC

Nicolas Moreau

Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Global Asset Management Ltd

Nigel Kershaw OBE

Chair, The Big Issue Group (The Big Issue Media and Big Issue Invest); and Chair Co-founder, The Big Exchange

Paul Druckman

Chair, World Benchmarking Alliance and Clear Insurance

Paul Kirby

Co-founder and CEO, Zinc VC

Saker Nusseibeh CBE

CEO, Federated Hermes

Sam Gyimah

Non-Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International

Dame Sara Llewellin

Chief Executive, Barrow Cadbury Trust

Simon Bond

Director of Responsible Investment- Portfolio Management, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Therese Niklasson

Head of Sustainability, Ninety One

William Tohmé

Senior Regional Head of Middle East and North Africa (MENA), CFA Institute

New research out now

White Paper: Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact

Our joint white paper “Scaling up institutional investment for place-based impact,” based on the collaborative “Place-Based Impact Investing Project (PBII)” by the Impact Investing Institute, The Good Economy and Pensions for Purpose, sets out the case for institutional investors to adopt a “place-based lens.”