Our People

Geoff Burnand

Geoff Burnand

Chief Executive

Geoff co - founded Investing for Good in 2004 after twenty years in private and institutional investment management. His experience includes designing donor advisory services at The Institute for Philanthropy and Charities Aid Foundation, as Chief Investment Officer at Charity Bank and as Director of Fund Development at the Social Investment Business. Geoff has consistently created and implemented innovative products and services that further the development of the sector. Under his direction, IFG has arranged the first stock exchange-listed charity bonds, designed the first impact rating and portfolio assessment framework, and received numerous awards including Charity Times Award for Social Investment, the Social Enterprise UK Award for Finance/Investment Deal and The British Legal Award for CSR Programme of the Year. Geoff is an advisor to government programmes on impact investing, a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School and an independent oversight expert on the impact effectiveness of Development Finance Institutions. Other roles include: Director, UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (2012-2018), Founder Member of the Guild of Investment Management and a Member of the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing. He has been a Trustee of various adult disability, foundation and community arts charities.

Will Close-Brooks

Will Close-Brooks

Head of Structured Products

Will joined IFG in 2015 to help originate and structure investments with social and environmental impact. He has a long-standing interest in scaled climate finance solutions, including green bonds, having previously worked for EcoSecurities, one of the largest developer of renewable energy projects under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism, and most recently, Gazprom Marketing & Trading. In both spheres he was responsible for arranging and implementing credit efficient asset backed structures. Will is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has also been involved with various charities and social enterprises both in the UK and overseas. Will studied law at Bristol University (LLB), International Relations at the University of Vienna (MA), is a qualified solicitor in the UK (non-practising) and holds the Investment Management certificate.



Alex Jarman

Head of Investment Advisory

Joining IFG in 2013, Alex leads on the development and execution of impact investing strategies for financial institutions and funds. He also helps IFG's charity and NGO clients to prepare and effectively communicate their prospectus and offering to this investor group. Prior to embracing social investment, he formulated and managed bespoke and fund-based investment mandates for private banking clients. Alex's early career was spent in business development spanning the multinational BHP Billiton, a tech start-up and a global Internet consultancy. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a Chartered Wealth Manager with a Masters in Wealth Management from the CISI, of which he is a Fellow. He graduated from Bristol University with a BA in Modern Languages and is a Trustee of the charity Hoffmann Foundation for Autism.


Shish Malhotra

Social Impact Consultant

Shish is an impact evaluation consultant, specialising in impact theory, monitoring and evaluation, and communication. His experience includes advocacy and campaigning at two large NGOs, and most significantly over four years at Impact Ventures UK a global impact investor where he was Head of Impact for the UK team. Currently he works with a variety of investors and enterprises on impact investment strategy, fundraising, and evaluation engagements.



Adrian Hornsby

Consultant and Author, The Good Analyst

Adrian is responsible for the Investing for Good methodology for impact analysis, and is author of The Good Analyst. In addition to work on impact, he has written and spoken on a broad range of subjects including economics, international development, architecture, urbanism, and cultural and social issues. He is co-author of The Chinese Dream (010 Publishers), a major study on the future of cities in China. He has also written five internationally produced plays and pieces of contemporary music theatre. He graduated from Oxford in 1999.




Ed Rowberry


Ed is founding Chief Executive of Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), which seeks to provide civic led, commercially focused and innovative investment solutions that catalyse regional change and solve entrenched social, environmental and economic problems. BBRC aims to invest in high quality homes that benefit the local community and regional economy for the long term. Ed works with investors to identify commercially viable opportunities to invest in the delivery of homes and communities, with projects to access investment aligned with project goals, funding requirements and the community. Originally trained as Chartered Accountant at KPMG, Ed has over fifteen years combined experience in the commercial property, financial services and affordable housing sectors including the management of regulated commercial property funds of significant scale.  Ed is Chairman of the homelessness charity Julian House, a Director of the Social Enterprise Bristol Together and was formerly a member of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Influence Board.


Michael Dyson


A lifetime in the City with a career starting in fund management, followed by 22 years at Barclays Capital, 4 years at Evolution/Investec and, most recently, 3 years as MD and Head of Fixed Income at Numis. Collectively this has given Michael more than 30 years’ experience in UK debt markets. From professional investor, through sales, trading and, more recently, advising CEOs, FDs and Treasurers on public debt markets and capital raising for medium sized companies through to FTSE100. Spanning both public and private capital markets, Michael has developed a keen interest and specialisation in certain niche areas; be they corporate, infrastructure (including social purpose) plus illiquid or other non-standard developments for wholesale bonds, retail bonds, and inflation investors as well as Private Placement lenders.



The Board is responsible for protecting the values of Investing for Good and setting the strategic direction of the business, together with the management team, and ensuring compliance with all internal and external policies and regulatory requirements. 


Sally Britton


Owner, Sally Britton Consulting and Former Chair of the EIRIS board

Sally has a Master’s Degree in Responsibility and Business Practice (University of Bath, 2000) and was an Associate of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice at Bath University. She qualified as a Social Systems Auditor.

Sally is a consultant and trainer working on corporate responsibility, sustainability, human rights, change management and strategic planning. Her clients have included international corporates, UN agencies, public sector organisations, social enterprises and charities.

She has extensive experience working with and serving on boards of both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. She was chair of the board of EIRIS from 2008 to 2015, and a trustee of the EIRIS Foundation from 2006 to 2016. She was also chair of Bristol Foyer, a multi-sectoral initiative, through its planning and development phase, to build housing and training facilities for 50 young people in the centre of Bristol. Sally has served on the boards of two housing associations and a number of voluntary organisations.

She is a Fellow of the Schumacher Institute and was formerly an Associate of the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice, Bath University and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.


Stephen Lake

Independent Director

Founding Partner, Common Good Partners

Stephen is a specialist in entrepreneurial business building, strategy, growth and finance. He acts as a Non Executive Director, Strategic Advisor, Mentor & Coach to a wide range of businesses and founder entrepreneurs.

Stephen is an experienced Non-Executive Director, with over 17 years of board experience in both the USA and the UK, helping organisations he works with gain the insights, commercial opportunities, entrepreneurial skills and strategic relationships they need to grow and profit from change. He is a Non Executive Director of Ordnance Survey and an award winning technology growth start-up Geolang.

Stephen has a growing interest in impact investing and social entrepreneurship and is a co-founder of Common Good Partners which supports the incubation of early stage social & environmental impact businesses.

Stephen is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and is also Chair of the Ordnance Survey Audit and Risk Committee.


Robert Hughes-Penney

Independent Director

Investment Director, Rathbone Investment Management

Robert is an Investment Director at Rathbones, one of the UK’s leading investment managers. He has over 20 years experience managing portfolios for private clients, trusts, pensions and charities. In addition he has had numerous senior management roles and is currently deputy head of Rathbones head office in London

He is qualified as a Chartered Wealth Manager and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. Robert is a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers. He was previously an elected member of the City of London Corporation’s Common Council for eight years, during which time he served as Chairman of both the Investment Committee and the Financial Investment Board.  He has also served as a trustee of the City & Guilds Institute, Mercy Ships UK and Trust for London. He is the Alderman of the Ward of Cheap.


Geoff Burnand - Director

Alex Jarman - Director

Will Close-Brooks - Director