Sir Harvey McGrath

Chair, Big Society Capital


Sir Harvey McGrath is Chair of Big Society Capital and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Impact Investing Institute. He is the former Chairman of Prudential plc, Man Group plc, the London Development Agency, and of the Governors of Birkbeck, University of London.

Prior to taking on the Chair of the London Development Agency, he was Chairman of London First, the capital’s influential business campaign group; a director of Gateway to London, the inward investment agency for the Thames Gateway; and Chairman of the East London Business Alliance, a partnership of substantial businesses engaged in the social and economic regeneration of East London.

Harvey is also Chairman of Heart of the City, which helps companies develop responsible business practices; Chairman of West London Zone, which supports children and young people; Chairman of Funding London, which provides capital to London based early stage businesses; and a trustee of New Philanthropy Capital, a research-based charity which gives advice and guidance to donors and charities.