Harvey McGrath

Chair of Big Society Capital and Heart of the City

Harvey McGrath, Chair of Big Society Capital and Heart of the City

Sir Harvey is Chairman of Big Society Capital, and Chair of Governors of Birkbeck College, University of London. He also recently joined West London Zone as Chair of the Board.

Sir Harvey is the former Chairman of Prudential PLC, Man Group PLC, and the London Development Agency, and former Deputy Chair of the Mayor of London’s Enterprise Panel. Prior to taking on the Chair of the London Development Agency he was Chairman of London First, the capital’s influential business campaign group, and Chairman of the East London Business Alliance, a partnership of substantial businesses engaged in the social and economic regeneration of East London.

Sir Harvey is also Chairman of Heart of the City, which helps companies develop CSR through learning from one another; Chairman of the Prince’s Teaching Institute, which promotes subject based professional development for teachers; and a trustee of a number of other charities including New Philanthropy Capital; icould; and the Mayor’s Fund for London. He was conferred the honour of Knight Bachelor in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year Honours List 2016 for ‘services to economic growth and public life.’