Mark Ashworth is a Barrister by background and now is responsible for Law Debenture’s pension scheme trusteeship service. He is a trustee of a number of pension schemes. Mark is a member of the Council of the Society of Pension Consultants, and served as President from 2006 to 2008. Mark is also a Governor of The Pensions Policy Institute and a reader at his local Anglican Church.
Guy Beringer CBE, QC is Chairman of UK Export Finance, The Legal Education Foundation and City Music Services. He is a Director of BCKR, an Adjunct Professor at the Imperial College Business School and Co-Chair of the Bingham Centre Appeal Board. Guy qualified as a solicitor with Allen & Overy where he was Senior Partner from 2000 to 2008. In October 2006, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel for his contributions to pro bono and legal services. His interests include singing, history and rugby.
Ian Boyd-Livingston is a photographer and a former director of the Microfinance Club UK. For the past five years he has been an advocate and campaigner for microfinance that generates measurable social value. He has acted as a fundraiser and consultant to microfinance charities and NGOs committed to poverty alleviation, not just financial inclusion. Ian also advises people on how to make the best use of their skills within microfinance.
Clare Brook began managing sustainable and environmental funds at Jupiter in 1990 where she managed the pioneering Jupiter Ecology Fund and Jupiter International Green Investment Trust. In 1994 she and her team moved to NPI where they established the Global Care range of funds, which received numerous Micropal awards. They coined the phrase ‘industries of the future’ and helped scotch the view that sustainable funds cannot outperform. They increased funds under management from 0 to £1bn over the space of 6 years. The team then moved to Henderson and then in 2001 established the Sustainable Future range of funds at Morley. Here Clare and her team again grew funds under management from 0 to £1 billion over 6 years. Clare has a degree in history from Oxford University.
Virgílio Juvane was born in Mozambique and currently works in the UK for the Commonwealth Secretariat. He has been Adviser in the Education Section of the Social Transformation Programmes Division since August 2004. His main responsibilities focus on teacher professional development issues across Commonwealth countries and the coordination of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa’s Working Group on the Teaching Profession hosted and supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat. Virgílio was formerly education planner for more than two decades at the Ministry of Education of Mozambique and served as Director of Planning for nine years before joining the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Martin Rich is Sales Director at Social Finance, one of the UK’s leading financial intermediaries for the social impact investment market. This follows a 12 year career in international investment banking working for UBS, JP Morgan and HSBC. Martin is a member of the Assets and Liabilities Committee for The Social Investment Business, the Investment Committee for the Panahpur Foundation, and Christian Aid’s “In Their Lifetime” Campaign Cabinet. He holds a double-Masters in Engineering from Queens’ College, Cambridge.
Rachel Lindley is the Coordinator of Arcubus and is employed 1 day/week in this role. She spends her other 4 days/week working for Five Talents, the Anglican microfinance charity. Previous roles include managing a UK grant-making charity, establishing legacy campaigns, evaluating corporate/charity partnerships and volunteering for a grassroots NGO in Kenya. She read English Literature at Cambridge and has a Masters from SOAS in Development Studies. Outside work, she is a Trustee of Maji Mazuri UK and Song in the City, Secretary of the Tanzania Development Trust and Treasurer of Croydon Amnesty Group.
Arcubus is grateful for the early support and commitment of three further founding trustees who have now moved on: Keith Robinson (former Secretary to the London Stock Exchange and General Secretary of the Diocese of London), Baroness Sue Garden (Lib Dem peer with a background in education), and Andreas Whittam Smith CBE (founder and first editor of The Independent, First Church Estates Commissioner with responsibility for £5.3bn assets, and Chair of the Children’s Mutual).