Policy Committee

EVPA’s policy team benefits from the support of a Policy Committee, which acts both as an advisory and as a validating body. Meet all 2016 Committee members and find out which expertise they bring to the table.

EVPA Policy Committee 2016

Jake Benford

Jake Benford

— Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung

Jake Benford is Senior Project Manager with Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Civil Society Programme. He is responsible for the foundation’s work in the field of social impact investing, which concentrates on the feasibility of this approach both internationally and in Germany. He previously lived in the U.K. where he gained professional experience with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Chatham House, and in the UK Civil Service (Education). He holds degrees in European Social and Political Studies as well as in International Relations from University College London (UCL), Sciences Po Paris and the University of Cambridge.

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Anne Contreras

Anne Contreras

— Of Counsel, Arendt & Medernach

Anne is Of Counsel with Arendt & Medernach in the Investment Funds Practice, where she dedicates her activities to microfinance and social impact projects. She advises specific domestic and international clients on the corporate and regulatory aspects of the creation and running of microfinance and social impact investment schemes.

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Jane Newman

Jane Newman

— International Director

Jane is International Director of Social Finance UK. Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with government, social sector organisations and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems.

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Anne Holm Rannaleet

Anne Holm Rannaleet

— Trustee and Executive Director, IKARE Ltd - EVPA Board Member

Anne Holm Rannaleet is a Trustee and Executive Director of IK Aid and Relief Enterprise Ltd (IKARE Ltd), a venture philanthropy operated charity, and Senior Advisor in Public Affairs to IK Investment Partners Ltd, a leading European private equity firm.

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Filipe Santos

Filipe Santos

— Professor and Chair in Social Entrepreneurship

Filipe Santos is currently Professor and Chair in Social Entrepreneurship at Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics. Formerly he was President of “Portugal Inovação Social” (Portugal Social Innovation) a government initiative created in January 2015 with the mission of promoting social entrepreneurship and creating a market for social investment in Portugal.

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Karen E. Wilson

Karen E. Wilson

— Founder

Karen is the founder of GV Partners, a research and consulting firm focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and finance. 

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