Prior to taking this role, Nick co-founded, with Sir Ronald Cohen, Big Society Capital (BSC). He served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to December 2015. BSC is an independent financial institution established by the UK Government as "the world's first social investment bank" and is capitalised with unclaimed UK bank accounts and investment by the largest UK banks.
Previously Nick worked at JP Morgan, latterly as Global Head of Research. He was a member of the Management Committee of the Investment Bank and the Executive Committee of JP Morgan Chase, as well as the senior sponsor for JP Morgan's Social Finance Unit. Nick co-authored "Impact Investments: An Emerging Asset Class", published by JP Morgan and the Rockefeller Foundation in November 2010. Prior to JP Morgan, he spent fifteen years at Goldman Sachs.
Nick served as Chairman of the UK Dormant Assets Commission which reported in March 2017. He is also a board member of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and Deputy Chairman of the Global Steering Group on Impact Investment.
Nick has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA in Mathematical Economics and Statistics from Trinity College, Dublin.
Prior to CDC Matt was Head of Strategy at Big Society Capital, the UK’s social investment bank, which he helped to build from inception in 2012. Matt was responsible for overall strategy-setting and major initiatives including securing a new UK social investment tax relief, setting-up the Access foundation for blended capital, and the Business Impact Challenge. Matt was a member of Big Society Capital’s management committee and its investment committee that approved over £250m across 40 deals in the first four years of operations. He sits on the board of two social investment bond projects.
Matt’s earlier career included 5 years as Deputy Director in the Cabinet Office, where he led the social investment team and was also part of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and 6 years as a development economist working across Asia and Africa, including several years living in Malawi.
Matt holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Mauricio has a wealth of experience in travel and events management.