David Neaum

David is a Senior Consultant in the Research and Consultancy Team specialising in Impact Investing. He is currently working with Rethink Mental Illness to support their work increasing quality supported accommodation in the community for people with severe mental illness through using a systems lens and innovative approaches to social investment to unlock and scale solutions.

David also works with the MacArthur Foundation on the Catalytic Capital Consortium (C3) initiative in NPC’s capacity as Learning Partner and leads NPC’s work as impact partner to Social Investment Scotland (SIS) Ventures, providing impact practice and management support. Among other projects, David has worked with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport researching and appraising options for the use of grant subsidy into blended finance to support the social sector and with Fair4All finance in co-designing their Community Finance Resilience Fund. He is particularly interested in the potential of impact investing as a lever to deliver systemic changes in how and where capital flows, and in redirecting it to grow other forms of value such as natural and social capital. 

David brings experience in impacting investing from working at Big Society Capital and with Good Finance. He is a Director/Trustee and Vice-Chair of the Enlighten Learning Trust, a growing multi-academy trust encompassing both primary and secondary schools. David holds degrees in philosophy and divinity, and a doctorate from the University of Cambridge in social philosophy, ethics and ecclesiology. 

Why I work for NPC

NPC is a perfect place for combining my passion for big ideas and my desire to offer practical support to help improve peoples’ lives and solve social and environmental challenges. The greatest pleasure of working at NPC is the organisations and people with whom we work. 

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