I lead the Advisory & Impact team, taking a key role in projects and development in all four areas of A&I’s work.
With over thirty years in private business and charity advisory and corporate finance, I have spent the last decade focusing on the developing social impact field, social investment, and corporate transactions by charity, public, and private sectors. I have a particular interest in how organisations select what value, social and economic, they need to deliver, how they do it, and how they fund it. Helping people to behave in a way that delivers that, from customers responding in a market, to staff and management pulling together to deliver success, are key focal points.
My experience spans the professions, front-line business management in private business and social sectors, academic research, and policy development and influence at Local Government, UK and EU levels.
I have designed and delivered corporate transactions from university mergers to care sector acquisitions, restructuring and merging Non-departmental public bodies to private sector disposals, management buyouts and refinancing, as well as social transactions and social impact bonds. These have been in the UK, in Europe and worldwide.
I have added considerably to the development of social impact measurement delivering over a hundred evaluations at local and National levels, a number of which have been widely referenced in policy development. I chaired the “GECES” group that developed the European Commission’s approach to impact measurement and was lead author of its report.
My policy influence and innovation work with clients has embraced successes in the fields of children’s services, domestic violence, special needs education, and families with problem debt.