• About Me

    I am a social entrepreneur with a background in politics and setting up charities and social enterprises. I am passionate about transforming society and ensuring that finance serves all people and does good.
     
    I was born 3 months early, needing extra educational support.  This made my degree from Newcastle University a significant personal accomplishment. These experiences, coupled with having cancer in my early 20s, shapes my passion for enabling people to turn adversity into achievement.
     
    I am the Co-Founder of Numbers for Good - a pioneering social impact investing organisation. Before setting up Numbers for Good, I set up charities and social enterprises, stood for Parliament and was a School Governor.
     
    I am contributor on Huffington Post and have appeared on BBC News, ITV and Radio 5 Live. I am a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and sat on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Europe between 2012 and 2014. I also sit on the board of Home for Good, a charity working to mobilise thousands of people to foster and adopt vulnerable children.
     
    In my personal life, I am a husband and father, and my hobbies include reading autobiographies, spending time with friends and watching most sports, especially football and Formula One.
  • What I Do

    Here are some of the organisations and projects I'm involved in:

    Numbers for Good

    I'm the Founder and Co-CEO of Numbers for Good, a pioneering social investment organisation. I set it up in late 2012 with Bertrand Beghin with a vision for global capital markets to serve people and planet. We create financial solutions, and advise organisations, solving social and environmental challenges.

    Health Social Innovators

    At Numbers for Good, we have partnered with the UK Government, Janssen Healthcare Innovation, Trafford Housing TrustUCLB (UCL Business) and Healthbox to create the Health Social Innovators' Programme. We invest in some of the UK's best health innovations supporting some of UK's most vulnerable people. We selected our first cohort in late 2014.

    Home for Good

    I'm a Trustee of Home for Good, a charity which is making adoption and fostering a significant part of the life and ministry of the church in the UK.
  • Blog

    I blog on social innovation, entrepreneurship and social impact investing at AchieveGood.com, here are some of my posts.

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  • Let's talk

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