Tess started working for Big Society Capital as Policy and Strategy Manager in February 2019. She leads on policy and research projects, including Big Society Capital’s work with government and parliament.
Tess is on part-time secondment to the Impact Investing Institute, a non-profit organisation with a simple mission: to accelerate the growth and improve the effectiveness of the impact investing market in the UK and internationally. She supports the Institute’s work on policy and public affairs.
Tess joined Big Society Capital from the UK Government’s Department for International Development, where she was a Policy Adviser on impact investing. Tess began her career at J.P. Morgan Asset Management and also worked for Business Oxygen, Nepal’s first on-shore private equity fund, helping to establish their impact measurement, management and reporting framework. Tess holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
She is a trustee of Soar Community, a community regeneration charity in the north of Sheffield which provides a range of services on health, well-being, and employability. She loves her London neighbourhood and all its wonderful eateries, pubs and parks. She also likes to escape the city to her hometown Sheffield and for walks in the Peak District.