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Jack Goldstein

Investment Advisory Team

Jack joined Social Finance in 2016 and leads the Bright Futures Fund. Jack's work at Social Finance includes experience advising charities and social enterprises on how to expand their impact, both through tackling strategic and operational challenges and raising social investment. Prior to Social Finance, Jack worked in management consulting at EY including a year spent in EY's social enterprise and social investor advisory team. Jack holds a first class degree from Oxford University and has completed a CIMA management accounting qualification.

Contact Jack at jack.goldstein@socialfinance.org.uk

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Jonathan flory

Investment Advisory Team

Jonathan Flory is Director and Opco member at Social Finance Limited. He works across a number of social impact areas including criminal justice, welfare/work, youth, homelessness and the arts. His particular focus areas are in programme design, funding and performance management for outcomes contracts and the provision of corporate finance advice to charities and social enterprises. He acted as adviser to Big Society Capital on its establishment. Jonathan is a Director/Board member of five SIB (Social Impact Bond) project companies which aim to improve educational and employment outcomes for young people and adult homeless.

Prior to joining Social Finance in 2011, Jonathan served as Acting Director of Pro Bono Economics, a charity which introduces economists to charitable organisations to help address questions around measurement, results and impact.

Previously he spent over 25 years as a Corporate Finance adviser within the investment banking sector, principally at Dresdner Kleinwort.

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katie blacklock

Investment Advisory Committee

Katie has spent over 15 years in fund management, analysing corporates across a wide range of industries. In 2003 she became a founding partner of the Nevsky Capital Emerging Market Business, which managed over $7bn across Asia, Latin America and EMEA. Katie’s background in detailed financial modelling is combined with an understanding of broad political, macro and regulatory trends, and she has spent the past four years in the not-for-profit sector. She currently sits on the Investment Committee of the medical research charity Wellbeing of Women and is a Board member of The Power to Change, an independent charitable trust to support community enterprises across England. She also works as a consultant for the Resolution Foundation, an award winning think tank that works to improve living standards for those in Britain on low to middle incomes.

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TOM WELCH

Investment Advisory Committee

Tom has 26 years' experience working for banks and investors in both Europe and Asia, for significant global institutions such as Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered. Tom has managed regional and global teams, holding leadership positions in Capital Markets, Sales and Fund Management. 

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david fletcher

Investment Advisory Committee

David works with Social Finance as a Senior Adviser. He was previously Chairman & Chief Executive of Odey Asset Management, a UK Fund manager which manages $11bn in a variety of conventional and alternative strategies. After 20 years with Odey, David remains Non-Executive Chairman. David started his career in 1980 with Leopold Joseph, the UK merchant bank, where he became CEO. He graduated from New College, Oxford, in 1980

 

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Richard Hoskins

Fund Management Team

Richard has 10 years’ experience raising money for tax efficient investments opportunities. Over this time he has played a key role in raising over £400m of equity for a variety of entities; ranging from start-up businesses, to some of the UK’s best known investment fund managers. Prior to co-founding Kin, he spent four years as a partner at RAM Capital. Richard has also previously worked at Noble Group and Oxford Capital Partners. Richard started his career in the Army as an officer in the Royal Green Jackets where he served in Northern Ireland and Iraq. He has a B.Sc. from Bristol University, is a member of both the global CFA Institute and UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute.

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Tom Hopkins

Fund Management Team

Tom has 10 years venture capital experience across front, middle and back office functions. He has managed deals across the private equity spectrum, from early stage to buy-outs, as well as heading up operations and fund structures. He has previously sat on the regulatory committee of the EIS Association. Prior to co-founding Kin, he spent six years as a partner at MMC Ventures, and prior to that he was at Active Private Equity. Tom started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he advised clients in the financial services sector. He has a MA from Edinburgh University and is a chartered accountant. He also holds a MBA from INSEAD. Tom is a trustee of the Octavia Foundation, a Charity supporting the young and old in the tri-borough area of West London.