CAF Venturesome

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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.

Zoe Tyndall

Investment Manager

Zoe is an Investment Manager and leads on Venturesome’s SE Assist fund, supporting early stage social enterprises.

Prior to joining Venturesome, Zoe was Head of Portfolio for Yunus Social Business in Haiti, and has a background in social enterprise, communications and public opinion research.

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.

Sandra Halilovic

Investment Manager
Sandra is responsible for appraising investment opportunities and managing a portfolio of social investments including the Community Land Trust Fund.

Sandra previously worked in Social Finance, and in development finance and investment banking.

She holds a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in economic and finance policy

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.

Ben Smith

Investment Executive
Ben manages a portfolio of social investments across all funds. Previously Ben worked in the financial services industry, his last role being in investment consulting with Cambridge Associates. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the London School of Economics.

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.

Léo Vuillermoz

Team Administrator
Leo provides administrative support to the CAF Venturesome team. Prior to joining CAF, he worked on development projects in Morocco and the Republic of Congo.

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