John Leach

Investment Director

Before joining SASC, John spent 10 years working for Impetus-PEF, the pioneer of venture philanthropy in UK, and for a number of its investee charities and social enterprises operating primarily in the employment, education and training sectors. As Portfolio Director at Impetus-PEF and in senior management positions with its investees, the focus of work was on providing strategic and operational support to help grow high potential social sector organisations.
Prior to Impetus-PEF John spent 20 years in the financial services sector funding venture capital-backed businesses in UK and Europe, latterly as Head of Sponsor Coverage at Barclays Capital, having originally studied modern languages at Birmingham University.
John is a trustee of charities working in overseas development and with adults with learning disabilities and sits on the advisory committee of a social enterprise accelerator and on the impact committee of a youth charity.