Roger leads on Commissioner Advisory Services for Triodos Bank NV Corporate Finance who have supported the development and structuring of many of the Social Impact Bonds now operating in the UK.
As a qualified social worker and commissioner with 30 years’ experience he led on the development and commissioning of the UKs first local authority Social Impact Bond for Essex County Council. This work was recognised by the Municipal Journal with the 2013 MJ Award for Innovative Finance. Roger has spent time seconded to the Government Cabinet Office, Social Investment and Finance Team within the Centre for Social Impact Bonds and also contributed to the National Commissioning Academy. He is a regular speaker at conferences and round tables related to outcomes based commissioning.
Following his departure from Essex County Council as an independent consultant Roger supported many commissioners and providers to develop innovative approaches to service transformation and funding including working with SIBs. Roger was the Chief Executive of Evidence-Based Social Investments (EBSI) Ltd for 2 years, a socially motivated company that developed procurement friendly variants of the SIB focussed on improving outcomes through evidence-based interventions for young people in or at the edge of care.