Palatine Managing Partner Joins AMBS Board


Managing Partner of our Impact Fund Beth Houghton has joined the Advisory Board of Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), as she looks to bring impact to the fore for the next generation of graduates.

Established in 1965 and part of The University of Manchester, AMBS is one of the UK’s largest campus-based business schools. It provides world-class, industry-focused education to undergraduates, postgraduates and executives across the globe.

AMBS is one of few institutions to have achieved triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS, and the Financial Times ranks its MBA 36th globally (2020).

Holding an MBA with distinction from AMBS, Beth leads our industry-pioneering Impact Fund that invests in companies that create social and environmental change as well as delivering market rate returns. Her role includes defining the strategy and process for selecting impact investments, engaging with portfolio companies to drive value creation initiatives and tracking and reporting results to investors and other stakeholders.

Beth is committed to raising the profile of ESG, impact investing and diversity in the Private Equity industry. She is active on industry panels and BVCA Committees promoting a sustainable approach to investing. Palatine has won six British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) awards since starting their ESG programme over twelve years ago.

Beth also sits on the board of e-days, easyfundraising, Anthesis Group and Redmoor Health.

Beth Houghton added: “As an alumna of AMBS, I’m delighted to be part of the future of the business school. During my MBA studies, I benefitted from the broad and highly engaged teaching, learning and research that takes place at the School.

“With the School focusing on social responsibility across its activities, I feel I can bring valuable experience to the board based on my career and commitment to driving forward SR in the business world.”

We are delighted to appoint someone of Beth’s calibre to AMBS. Her experience and portfolio is perfectly aligned with our own vision and focus on social responsibility.

She will be a valuable addition as we navigate the challenges facing business and higher education over the coming years.

Professor Fiona Devine CBE

Head of Alliance Manchester Business School