Nicola Cobbold

Nicola Cobbold

Director

Nicola has spent the last 14 years in the not for profit sector, with a particular focus on improving outcomes through sustainable economic development and social impact investment.

Since October 2015, Nicola has been exploring the role impact investment tools might play to help create solutions at scale to issues such as the global refugee and migration challenge and developing resilience in individuals and communities. This follows nearly eight years as CEO of The Portland Trust, a British non profit ‘action tank’, working with a range of partners to help develop the Palestinian private sector and relieve poverty in Israel through entrepreneurship and social impact investment. Previously Nicola worked as a lawyer, specializing in media and copyright.

Nicola is currently a Trustee of each of The Portland Trust, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and Mercy Corps Europe.