Shadi Brazell joined the Institute in July 2021 as our Programme Manager for place-based impact investing. She is focussed on making it easier for investors to do effective place-based impact investing (committing to investments within a target geography that generate a financial return as well as positive social, environmental and economic impacts for local communities).

Shadi is on full-time secondment from the Greater London Authority’s Housing and Land team, where she was responsible for a significant investment portfolio including a £50m facility with a private developer, over £200m worth of grant via the Affordable Homes Programme and several large regeneration schemes in which the GLA had a direct land interest.

She has also served as Senior Adviser to the Deputy Mayor of London for Housing, including a return to that role to help manage City Hall’s housing response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shadi is an avid reader, an enthusiastic but novice squash player and, (global pandemics permitting) a great lover of travel.