Lisa Barclay

Investment Director

Lisa is an Investment Director in the Impact Investments Team, with a focus on edtech and government innovation.

She has spent the past 15 years working in impact investment, as an investor at Bridges Fund Management and as an advisor, latterly COO at Social Finance. She has supported the growth of early stage businesses as an investor, advisor and entrepreneur.

Lisa has worked with Government both as a political advisor in Westminster and more recently with local authorities, developing Social Impact Bonds – an innovative funding model which enables government to pay for results.

Lisa is a school governor and has sat on the investment committee of a health and social care innovation fund. She is a Non Executive Director of NII investment BibliU.

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