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Rebecca Eastmond

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Rebecca Eastmond is Founder & CEO of Greenwood Place, a community of strategic philanthropists, which she created to leverage the experience she gained over 20 years’ work at the intersection of business and non-profit.

Rebecca began her career as a charity lawyer at Allen & Overy, then became CEO of The Prince’s Foundation for Arts & Kids – taking it from a start-up to working with 33,000 children. She was a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Private Bank, leading the bank’s philanthropy advisory offering in Europe and the Middle East for almost a decade.

Rebecca serves on the board of two grant-making foundations and, in addition to serving on Acumen’s global advisory board, she is a trustee of Smart Works, which works to get women in the UK into employment.  Both organisations share a common approach of listening hard to the people they seek to serve and giving them access to the tools they need to build their own better futures.

She served on the board of the UK’s Philanthropy Review and has received numerous awards for her work in philanthropy. She read law at Oxford University and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Rebecca firmly believes that it takes an entrepreneurial approach to tackle tough social and environmental problems, and she loves working with the Acumen team, Fellows and portfolio companies as they chart the routes that will lead to real, lasting change.