Nicola Cobbold

Nicola Cobbold

Nicola has spent the last 11 years in the not for profit sector, with a particular focus on improving outcomes through sustainable economic development and social impact investment.

Since October 2015, Nicola has been exploring the role impact investment tools might play to help create solutions at scale to the global refugee and migration challenge. This follows nearly eight years as CEO of The Portland Trust, a British non profit ‘action tank’ working with a range of partners to help develop the Palestinian private sector and relieve poverty in Israel through entrepreneurship and social impact investment. Previously Nicola worked as a lawyer, specialising in media and copyright.

Nicola is currently a Trustee of each of The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, The Portland Trust and The Institute for Jewish Policy Research. She is a member of the Centre for Global Development Working Group on Innovative Finance for Resettlement.