Dominic is an experienced social entrepreneur and strategic adviser with a background in setting up charities and social enterprises, working politics and innovative finance. Over the past 15 years, he has built revenue-generating, impact-focused and innovative partnerships worth over £100m that enable city-wide and nationwide transformation in the UK and internationally.
He is passionate about societal and economic change – helping senior leaders and organisations create transformative impact. He works around the world with leaders in multinationals, governments and the social sector and his expertise includes:
In his personal life, he is a husband and father, and his hobbies include reading autobiographies, spending time with friends and watching most sports, especially football and Formula One.
Clients and partners
Some of the organisations that Dominic has worked with:
Dominic's work focuses on three areas:
Creating cross-sector collaborations to enable city and nation transformation
Many of today’s complex societal challenges require governments, foundations businesses and – often – the social sector to provide their unique skills, experience and insights to solve them. There is an increasing necessity for cross-sector collaborations.
Dominic has built many impact strategies and cross-sector collaborations and enabled global partnerships. His experience includes:
Developing viable impact strategies and investments
Social impact investing is an exciting and rapidly growing industry powered by investors who are determined to generate social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. This is taking place all over the world, and across all asset classes.
Dominic has unique insights of social impact investing from policy creation through to advising on deals. He has helped high net worth individuals, institutional investors, foundations and governments create strategies, products and partnerships that have raised over £100m. Dominic's work has included:
Helping large organisations to be platforms for innovation and impact
Often start-ups struggle to get to scale. Large organisations are often disrupted by new organisations. Collaboration between start-ups and large corporates is key for fostering innovation. Collaboration should benefit both sides, helping corporates to enter and create new markets, and start-ups to develop their products, and to scale. Complications commonly arise from a clash of cultures: agile versus static work processes, different work ethics and different levels of appetite for risk.
Corporates and large charities and social enterprises are increasingly applying this methodology in social innovation; both creating products and services and working with smaller organisations that both tackle poverty and creates business opportunity.
Dominic has unique experiences across corporate innovation and corporate social innovation including: