Tessa joined Big Society Capital in February 2019. Her primary focus is policy and research projects on priority issues for Big Society Capital and supporting Sir Harvey McGrath as chair of the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing.
Prior to Big Society Capital, Tessa worked in the Private Sector Department at the UK Department for International Development. Tessa focused on catalysing impact investments across Asia and Africa, working closely with CDC on the DFID Impact Programme. This included a secondment to Nepal’s first on-shore private equity fund, establishing their impact tracking and reporting framework.
Tessa holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University. She volunteers with her local Church youth group.