Meet the team

Roshni Assomull

Investment Associate

Prior to joining Numbers for Good, Roshni ran social enterprise and women's sportswear brand, Bella Kinesis. She has a background in finance through her previous work in investment banking at Citigroup.

Gary Bunton

Investment Associate

Gary is on secondment with Numbers for Good from the Civil Service Fast Stream programme. He has worked in finance roles across central government, with key interests in improving collaboration and partnership between public bodies and the role of finance in strategic decision making. Gary’s experience in central government is complemented by a wide range of experience across the public and voluntary sectors, with the highlights being teaching at a school in Zambia and interning with the Obama 2012 campaign in upstate New York.

Tej Dhami

Managing Director

Equity investment and enterprise development expert with a career spanning investment banking, equity fund management and social enterprise incubation across developed and developing markets. Having funded, supported and built social enterprises brings a unique perspective and deep-rooted experience of the challenges of scaling social impact. Loves spontaneity and sunshine.

Denise Holle

Senior Consultant

Finance professional with 20 years’ experience in development banking, investment banking and social finance. Five years in delivery and operations roles in youth and education charities. Passionate about social mobility, theatre and family.

Dominic Llewellyn

Co-founder and Executive Director

Social entrepreneur with a background in politics and setting up charities and social enterprises. Passionate about transforming society and ensuring that finance serves all people and does good. World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Big Society Capital Advisory Board Member and Fellow of Practice at the Government Outcomes Lab at the Blavatnik School of Government. Enjoys spending time with family, drinking coffee and watching sport.


Sunil Makwana

Investment Manager

Sunil joined Numbers for Good after the On Purpose leadership program, spending his first placement in Big Society Capital's Investment and Strategy teams. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG working in private equity fund structuring before holding finance roles in HSBC and Nomura. In 2015 Sunil left banking and worked in Sri Lanka, developing business strategies and growth plans for a wide range of social enterprises. Sunil loves snowboarding, yoga and Middlesbrough FC.

James Potter

Investment Director

Responsible for investment structuring and deal execution. Prior to joining the team James worked as a corporate financier for 12 years where he advised corporate boards and shareholders in the UK and abroad on equity and debt financing. Aspiring kite surfer, world traveller and recent convert to cycling.

Paul Riley

Senior Consultant

Alliance development, outcomes based contracting and Social Impact Bond commissioning expert who brings both service provider and commissioner perspectives. Over 30 years experience in developing and implementing redesigned value chains to improve outcomes, manage commercial risks, and reduce costs across a range of sectors, the last 15 years being in the social care and health fields. Passionate about social mobility, an elected Public Governor for a specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS Trust and an IoD business mentor for University of Wolverhampton undergraduates. Enjoys driving classic cars, spending time with family, and all sorts of music – the more obscure the better.

Bob Thust

Senior Consultant

Bob is a responsible business and social innovation expert, as well as the co-founder of Practical Governance providing hands-on governance support to organisations with a social purpose. He is a former Responsible Business Director at Deloitte UK and former Director of Programmes at the Power to Change Trust. Above all he believes in the power of people and communities to find and determine their own solutions to the challenges that face them. He is a trustee of Local Trust and Treasurer of the Bevy community-owned pub in Brighton, where he spends far too much off his time.

Bertrand Beghin

Co-founder and Board Member

A social investment expert, working with charities and social enterprises since 2009. 15 years City experience with specific expertise in designing and implementing innovative financial transactions. Loves windsurfing, sailing and outdoors in his spare time.


Mark Hannam


Mark spent fourteen years working in the financial service industry, including the Bank of England where he was a Senior Manager in the Foreign Exchange Division, and Barclays Global Investors where he was a Managing Director in the Global Index and Markets Group. Currently he is Chair of Trustees at the Curwen Print Study Centre, a fine art educational charity, and an Independent Director at IMMFA, a City trade association. Previously he was Chair of Fair Finance, the London-based micro-finance company. Mark has a PhD in philosophy and is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London.

Alana Paterson-Barker

Board Member

Alana is a Risk Management Director at Swiss Re U.K., specialising in mergers and acquisitions. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries with over 15 years of experience in financial services. Her expertise includes corporate governance and risk oversight, particularly for "start-up", high growth businesses and insurtech firms. Alana is passionate about mentoring women, particularly in STEM fields; is a sponsor for Women for Women International and member of the Institute of Actuaries' Diversity Advisory Group.

Mark Spelman

Board Member

Mark spent 26 years at Accenture where he was the Global Head Of Strategy and responsible for the firm's relationship with The World Economic Forum (WEF). He is an international commentator on future macro trends and is now leading The Future of the Digital Economy initiative at WEF looking at internet governance, cyber security, access and digital transformation of industries. Mark is chairman of Leap, a charity helping young people address conflict, and is married to Caroline an MP who is 2nd Church Commissioner.

Mark Pay

Board Member

Mark leads the Equity Investment business of CDC, the UK’s Development Finance Institution, that seeks to make a lasting difference to the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest regions. Previously he was a founding Partner at Actis – a leading Emerging Markets investor –, and co-founded Barclays Ventures – a UK SME financing business.

Chris Wright

Board Member

Chris Wright is the Chief Executive of Catch22, a social business and charity which designs, delivers and reforms public services across England and Wales. Catch22 is known both for its innovative and collaborative approach to social care, justice, education and employability and supports 44,000 people a year. Chris originally trained as a Probation Officer and in 1999 established Nottingham’s first multi-agency Youth Offending Team. From there he moved to the Youth Justice Board as the Head of Performance where he led on developing and implementing a performance management framework for the Youth Justice System. He joined Rainer in 2006, which became Catch22 in 2008. Under Chris’s leadership Catch22 has moved from the traditional charity model to becoming a sustainable social business and Chris is an advocate for the third sector playing a key role in the reform and delivery of public services. Chris is one of the 2017 Grant Thornton “Faces of the Vibrant Economy” – leading figures from the public and private sector who are delivering in inspiring leadership, innovation and social purpose.