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Louise Savell

Co-founder

Louise Savell

Social Finance

Co-founder

Louise Savellis co-founder of Social Finance and jointly leads their international development team. She advises governments, philanthropies and service providers on the design and delivery of social development programmes.

Louise is passionate about driving social impact through rigorous analysis, efficient structures and effective cross-sector partnerships. She has particular expertise in outcomes-based approaches and social investment structures. She co-developed the Impact Bond approach in 2008.

Louise specialises in the development and delivery of new initiatives and has led work in health, education, nutrition, homelessness, financial inclusion and infrastructure in the UK and internationally. Before starting Social Finance, Louise led the Eastern European programmes of the UK-based philanthropic foundation, Ark, where she worked with government and service providers to accelerate the reform of child welfare systems towards family-based care in Bulgaria and Romania.

Louise is a Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She was also a Government Outcomes (GO) Lab Fellow of Practice in 2018.