Simon Tucker


Simon was formerly with business strategy consultancy McKinsey & Co and then Chief Operating Officer at frontline social enterprise Kids Company, where he performed a strategic and financial turnaround. His involvement in social venturing prior to the Young Foundation includes a secondment to help set up UnLtd - The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs (a >£100M fund) and a feasibility study for what would have been the UK's first social venture fund (which evolved into The Big Issue Invest and Catalyst's new fund).

Before that Simon practiced as a barrister acting mainly for clients in the education and health sectors, such as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

Simon is a member of the advisory panel for of the Social Investment Bank. He also sits on the boards of social enterprises including Borough Market (perhaps the UK's oldest extant social enterprise) and Education Television Network (Kenyan ‘edutainment').

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