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Sir Harvey McGrath

Sir Harvey became Chair of Big Society Capital in January 2014. He has had a long and distinguished career in the international financial services industry, and is the former chair of Prudential plc, the London Development Agency, London First and Man Group plc. He is currently chairman of governors of Birkbeck College, and chair of the Mayor’s Fund for London and Prince’s Teaching Institute. He is also co-chair of the new board of the London Enterprise Panel (LEP), the local enterprise partnership for London, and sits on the advisory board of Bridges Ventures.

Harvey was a founding trustee of NPC and is trustee of a number of charities, including Children and Families Across Borders (President), Heart of the City (Chair), iCould (Chair) and the Royal Anniversary Trust. His role as a leading City philanthropist was recognised in a Beacon Award earlier this year. Harvey was knighted in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list for services to Economic Growth and Public Life.

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