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Staff

Warren Taylor
Chair of Big Issue Invest Board

Warren is a partner on the Nabarro, Corporate team. He acts for quoted and private companies and institutional clients on corporate finance matters, both domestic and cross-border. Warren also regularly advises clients on general corporate and commercial matters. His experience includes equity capital markets work on the Official List and AIM, such as flotations and secondary fundraisings, acquisitions and disposals, takeovers (both recommended and hostile), joint ventures and private equity. Warren has particular expertise in the healthcare, climate change and energy and real estate sectors.

Nigel Kershaw OBE
Chair, The Big Issue Group

Nigel is a leading social entrepreneur and advocate of social enterprise and social finance. Since 1974, he has had first-hand experience of starting, building and running social enterprises. He joined The Big Issue in 1994 becoming its Managing Director and then the Chair of The Big Issue Group and in 2005 the first CEO of Big Issue Invest.  Previously, Nigel founded three printing and publishing social enterprises and has also worked as a project manager, systems analyst, litho printer and trade union official.  Nigel trained as a lithographic printer and gained his Diploma in Printing Production with Distinction at the London College of Printing where he later became Chair of the Board of Governors.  In 2008, he was the winner of the Institute of Directors’ Good Enterprise Award and in 2013, Social Enterprise UK’s ‘Champion of Champions’. In 2010, Nigel was awarded an OBE for services to Social Enterprise.

Call Nigel on 020 7526 3447.

Pyarali Jamal
Big Issue Invest & TSELF Board Member

Pyarali is the Chief Executive Officer of London Re-use Limited (LRL) and sits on the company’s board.  Pyarali has over twenty years of international experience in banking and financing, strategic planning and expansion, and operational improvement and change management issues.  Prior to joining LRL, Pyarali was an independent consultant primarily providing strategic and financial advisory services to social enterprises and charities.  His academic credentials include degrees from Columbia University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of British Columbia, along with a certificate in Monitoring & Evaluation. Pyarali also Chairs The Social Enterprise Loan Fund.

Sandeep Sachdeva
Big Issue Invest Board Member

Sandeep is a portfolio professional with interests in advising social and commercial enterprise on growth, strategy and finance; angel investing from own funds and a social project in India to save the workers from losing their hands and fingers in auto sector. Previously, a senior banking executive, with 23 years of successful global experience with HSBC in leading, building and turning around national and global businesses and functions in seven countries and three continents.

Tim West
Big Issue Invest Board Member

Tim is the founder and editor of Pioneers Post, and co-founder of the specialist marketing and communications company, Matter&Co, the company behind the Good Deals social investment conference and the RBS SE100 Index. Through these platforms, he works with corporate organisations, social entrepreneurs, private businesses, civil society organisations and government bodies to promote business and social values, helping to build great brands, compelling stories and sustainable business around social impact and social responsibility.