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Holly Piper

Head of CAF Venturesome

Holly leads the team, including overall responsibility for CAF Venturesome’s funds, fundraising, social investments, operating budget and personnel. Holly was promoted to Head in February 2015, and is in CAF’s leadership group.

Holly previously worked at the management consultancy firm Oliver Wyman, specialising in the retail sector. She has a degree from the University of Cambridge, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and the Investment Management Certificate.

Holger Westphely

Senior Investment Manager
As part of the senior management team Holger shares responsibility for the strategy and operations of the investment team. Duties include appraisals of applications, monitoring part of the CAF Venturesome portfolio, overseeing SE-Assist, managing the team's operations, and supporting new business development.

Holger co-founded Aylesbury Partnerships which provides investment and contract readiness services to organsations in the voluntary sector, and co-founded Eastside Primetimers which advises organsations in raising finance.

Toyin Ogundana

Funder Relations Manager

Toyin is responsible for managing the relationships with our individual philanthropic funders, as well as our institutional funders and donors.

Joining CAF Venturesome from the public sector, Toyin held a role as an investment manager, and latterly a credit manager, within HCA-Investments, and prior to this spent six years working in corporate banking in the City.

Lekan Ojumu

Investment Manager
Lekan manages a portfolio of social investments across all funds. Previously he worked for a grant-giving foundation, managing grant giving and capacity building across London -  supporting community organisations with fundraising, business planning and governance. He also has experience in community investment, youth and education sectors.

Amir Rizwan

Investment Manager
Amir manages a portfolio of social investments across all funds, and is closely involved with the CLT Fund.

Amir previously worked in the financial services industry, his last role being with RBS in risk management.

Ana-Julia Van Bilsen Irias

Team Administrator

Ana is responsible for providing administrative and deal support to the CAF Venturesome team, particularly with new deal enquiries, compliance and marketing.

Ana previously worked in peacebuilding project management at Concordis International, and prior to this worked in Innovation for children’s rights at UNICEF Nicaragua. She has a degree in Law and Political Science from Université Lyon II and a Msc in International Studies and International Development from Université Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris III.


Ann Lunan

Fund Administration Executive
Ann has responsibility for financial reconciliations and assisting with budgets and forecast processes; serving as secretary for CAF Venturesome;s various committees; and carrying out operational procedures and maintaining records and databases.

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