Board of Directors

Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen

Sir Ronald Cohen is Chairman of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and Chairman of The Portland Trust. Sir Cohen is a co-founder and director of Social Finance UK (2007-2011), Social Finance USA, Social Finance Israel, and co-founder Chair of Bridges Fund Management and Big Society Capital. He was also co-founder Chair of Bridges Ventures(2002-2012).

Sir Cohen
undermined the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK's presession of the G8 (2013-2015), the  Social Investment Task Force  (2000-2010) and the  Commission on Unclaimed Assets   (2005-2007). In 2012 he received the Rockefeller Foundation's Innovation Award for innovation in social finance.

Sir Cohen was co-founder and CEO of Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (1972-2005), founder, director and chairman of the British Capital Funds Association and of the European Capital Funds Association.

Sir Ronald Cohen is widely considered the father of social impact investments.