Impact Director

Lucy Heady

Team

Investments

Join Date

June 2016

What I do

In her role as Impact Director for the investments team Lucy works with portfolio companies to measure their impact and assesses the likely impact of potential investments. She also ensures that the fund has an approach to impact that maximises the social and financial return of the portfolio.

Biography

Lucy has over ten years of experience of measuring social impact in both the UK and internationally. As Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation Manager at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) she has designed and managed a variety of evaluations of public and private sector initiatives working with partners including the World Bank, Government of Kenya and Sesame Workshop. 

Before moving to CIFF Lucy was the Senior Economist at Building Markets where she measured job creation and private sector growth in Afghanistan, Haiti and Liberia. Prior to this she was Head of Measurement at NPC, working with charities to measure their impact in a variety of sectors from crime prevention to violence against women.

She holds an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck College and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge.

For Nesta Impact Investments seeing our portfolio companies have a demonstrable positive impact on people's lives is as important to their long-term value as seeing a strong balance sheet.
Lucy Heady
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
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