Clare is the General Counsel & Group Company Secretary of Vistry Group PLC. Vistry Group are a FTSE250 company who build sustainable new homes and communities under the brands of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes, Drew Smith and Vistry Partnerships. The Group’s partnerships business works closely with Government bodies, housing associations and local authorities to support their social and affordable housing needs. She oversees the legal, compliance, company secretarial, corporate governance, internal audit, risk management and data privacy functions.
Prior to Vistry, Clare was the Deputy General Counsel and Company Secretary of ConvaTec Group Plc a FTSE250 provider of medical devices and healthcare solutions for people living with chronic conditions. Clare is a qualified solicitor.
Naomi is a partner at Trowers & Hamlins LLP sitting in their banking and finance team. Naomi has over 17 years’ experience acting for borrowers and lenders in the social housing finance sector with a particular specialism in debt capital markets transactions including bond issues and private placements.
Naomi is passionate about sustainable finance and has published several articles on the subject. Naomi was part of the working group that developed the Sustainability Reporting Standard for UK Social Housing and currently sits on the working group and various sub groups for the Impact Reporting Project which aims to come up with a consistent set of metrics for impact reporting for institutional investors into affordable housing. She is a regular speaker on the topics of ESG and sustainable finance in a social housing finance context.
Alex is an Investment Director at Big Society Capital (“BSC”) and sits with in their Social Lending team, leading on Debt Funds. She has been involved in managing a range of different investments, including from Charity Bonds, blended finance and social venture.
Prior to joining BSC she worked at a foundation in Sydney, and before that at The Social Innovation Partnership where she advised funds and social sector organisations across the UK on how to effectively measure their social impact. Alex also trained to be a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte, is an On Purpose Fellow and has a degree in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University.
John Tattersall is Chairman of the boards of UK Asset Resolution (including Bradford & Bingley PLC and NRAM Limited), and a non-executive director on the board of UBS Business Solutions AG. He is also Chair of two charities, a trustee of three others, a non-stipendiary priest in the Church of England and an Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.
Prior to his recent retirement Gordon started up and led numerous social businesses. In a career spanning over 30 years he and his companies have been acknowledged by numerous innovation, Social Entrepreneur of the Year and Social Enterprise of the Year Awards. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate and professorship in business and was voted one of the UK’s top seven social entrepreneurs by the Guardian Newspaper in 2008. In 2011 he was inaugurated with the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to social enterprise and was until recently UN Senior Advisor on Social Enterprise.
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Tim Jones was Chief Executive of the Allia Group for 17 years from 2002 to 2019 and is now Chairman of City & Continental Ltd. He is also Chairman of Treatt plc and Chairman of TMJ Interiors. Tim is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (MCSI) and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII).
Tom Hackett is a member of the board of trustees of a number of UK charities and, prior to retirement, was Director General, Lending, at European Investment Bank.
Ian Coleman is currently a non-executive director or consultant to organisations in the banking, property, professional services, and health sectors. He consults on business strategy, financial management, corporate transactions and restructurings, and business valuations (including undertaking expert witness work). By background he is an international business leader having led the global development of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Valuation & Strategy practice for over eight years. Prior to joining PwC Ian worked as an investment manager at 3i, a venture capital firm.
Philip Wright is a director of Allia Limited and a non-executive director of EuroEyes Limited, a quoted Hong Kong company specialising in laser eye and lens surgery and operating in Germany, the People’s Republic of China and Denmark.