Caroline Forster

representing the Social Investment Business

Caroline Forster is Director of the Social Investment Business’ investment activities, both loan and grant, including the Group’s own investment funds and other loan and grant funds run under contract.  She leads the group’s engaged investor and intervention strategies, supporting investees to take advantage of expansion opportunities and also those facing difficulties. Caroline has been a member of the London Funders Board since 2012.  Caroline has more than nine years’ experience in social investment and of grant making with a particular focus on community enterprise and asset development, having managed the Social Investment Business Foundations’ community enterprise investment funds. Prior to joining the Social Investment Business Caroline worked on the investment programme at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and has also worked in European funding, the third sector and local government economic development and regeneration.