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Emma Davies, CIO

Emma Davies

Chief Investment Officer

Emma oversees our endowment and leads our investment strategy to help us shape our role as an engaged investor and deliver on our dual mandate of positive financial returns and broader impact outcomes that support our mission.

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Emma leads our investment strategy together alongside our Investment Committee, helping to grow and evolve our charitable endowment, one of the largest in the UK.

Emma brings a wealth of experience and an acute understanding of growing and managing teams while achieving strong investment returns. Most recently, Emma was co-CEO of Octopus Ventures and founding Chief Investment Officer at Big Society Capital.

Prior to this she held roles in world-class investment houses including JP Morgan, Perry Capital, The Wellcome Trust and Marylebone Partners. Throughout her career, Emma has been particularly interested in ESG and impact considerations – she believes passionately that the business of business is to work to solve the challenges faced by people, societies and the planet.

Emma holds an MA from the University of Oxford and an MSc from London School of Economics.