Stephen Brenninkmeijer

Chairman

Stephen is a private investor with interests in impact investing, education and mental health. He is a director of responsAbility Social Investment Services AG, Grassroots Business Fund and The Mentoring Foundation. He is a trustee of Teach First, and a founding trustee of NTYE UK (Network for Training Young Entrepreneurs) – a Community Interest Company specializing in teaching low-income youth about how to build businesses. NTYE grew from Stephen’s directorships with NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurs), a worldwide charitable organization with its roots in the US and continental Europe.

Tomás Carruthers

Chief Executive Officer

Tomás Carruthers is Chief Executive Officer of the Social Stock Exchange (SSX). After two successful decades building and growing retail financial services companies – including ESI, which became E*Trade UK and Interactive Investor International plc – Tomás is now committed to delivering not only great returns for investors, but a positive social or environmental impact, too.  Tomás is passionate about innovation in finance and is determined to bring impact investing into the mainstream.

Gunner Burkhart

Non-Executive Director

Gunner has spent the past 31 years in financial services based in New York and London. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the Financial Conduct Authority following a career as Managing Director and co-Head of the European Equities business at Goldman Sachs, Managing Director and Global Head of Trading at Deutsche Asset Management, Managing Director and European Head of Capital Markets Prime Services at Lehman Brothers and Managing Director and Global Head of Senior Relationship Management at Nomura Intl. He also currently serves as a Board member of Tower Hamlets College, Lehman Brothers Foundation Europe , Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership , an Advisor to the Greenhouse Charity and a Business Mentor for the Prince’s Trust.

James Perry

Non-Executive Director

James, with his brother, has spent the last 11 years building their social-hearted business, COOK (www.cookfood.net). It now employs around 400 people and is rolling out nationally. Since 2004 he has been working with Panahpur, a pioneering foundation exploring the potential of a capital revolution where money can be invested for positive social outcomes.

Peter Randall

Peter is a senior advisor to a leading information security firm with a special focus on Financial Services. He works with various firms and other to explore ownership and control opportunities in the European trading platform industry. He is also involved with various Fin-Tech initiatives. He contributes to the HMG Foresight Project.  He maintains a strong conference and seminar presence and chairs a number of industry events. As CEO of Chi-X Europe Ltd, he led the company from 2005 until 2009 which coincided with its growth from an unknown platform to one of the top 5 platforms in Europe by volumes traded. Subsequently, as CEO of Equiduct, he restructured the business, and turned it into the fastest growing platform in Europe in 2012. Prior to these assignments he was COO at Instinet Europe Ltd, and Executive Director of FIX Protocol Ltd. He is a Non-Executive Director at the Social Stock Exchange, and was educated at the LSE and the University of Oxford. He us a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute.

Anna Shiel

Anna is the Senior Investment Director with Big Society Capital and is currently focused on housing, property and communities and she is also responsible for arts, heritage and sports. She is a member of the Board of Charity Bank and Social Stock Exchange. Before joining Big Society Capital, Anna was a Director in Merrill Lynch’s Financial Institutions Group with responsibility for UK financial sector coverage where she spent twelve years, providing strategic advice and working on a range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and IPOs.