Tim Farazmand - Palatine

Tim Farazmand

Impact Fund Chairman


I have more than 30 years’ experience in mid-market private equity with 3i, Royal Bank of Scotland Private equity and latterly LDC where I was a managing director.

I co-founded ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank and sat on the board as a non-executive director for 10 years.  I am Chair of Estio, the digital and IT apprenticeship training business and Chair of the Investment Committee for Big Issue Invest. I also sat on the National Advisory Board for Impact Investing and the board of the Ethical Property Company, a provider of office space to charities and social enterprises.

In 2016 I began a portfolio career and am working with a number of companies. I am a member of the Advisory Board at E2Exchange and Beechbrook Capital.

I also sit on the BVCA Council and founded the Impact Investment advisory Group. I was Chair of the BVCA in 2014/15.

I am an economics graduate of the University of Cambridge.

Outside of work I enjoy all sorts of sports (these days mainly watching rather than playing) and live music especially reggae!