Advisory Committee

Jeremy Korn

CEO And Founder of
Impact and invest Ltd
Jeremy is a financial services professional with over 25 years experience in private client advice, holding senior positions at Director level including responsibility for compliance and oversight. Jeremy holds the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and is also a qualified pension transfer specialist.

For the last few years Jeremy has been involved with fund distribution and fund raising for smaller companies from HNW and institutional investors. At the same he was involved with supporting social ventures providing investment readiness advice, funded by Big Potential.

Over his career Jeremy has built a distribution network of financial professionals in the UK and other regions, many of whom share his passion for ethical and sustainable investments. |
Debble Ryan
Having worked across the public Sector for 20 years, then private sector delivering public services I apply a commercial lens to impactful businesses. Having worked with Big Society Capital to create projects that support VCSE growth across the impact arena moving into financial services was a natural career progression.

Now, through the Impact Group I support businesses right across the impact sector to grow in a sustainable way and evidence their credentials through impact accreditation. Helping business to demonstrate their commitment to ESG and the UN Sustainable Develop Goals makes them more attractive to the Impact Investor and supports the triple bottom line.

  • Impact assessment
  • Accreditation
  • Impact Network
  • Training Academy |
Robert Williams
Robert Williams is a highly experienced corporate finance professional who has also worked with many struggling companies in a range of business sectors and assisted in their recovery and turnaround.

Having trained with large international accountancy firms, qualifying in 1990, and latterly heading BDO Stoy Hayward Liverpool Office Corporate Finance department, he set up Williams & Co, Chartered Accountants in 2000.

His experience of corporate finance transactions is substantial being acquired over many years and with involvement in many deals, across Europe, USA & Australia besides the UK. He is also an Expert Witness in valuing companies, shares and partnerships.

  • Advising Management and Boards of Directors
  • Turnaround
  • Corporate Finance
  • Buying and Selling companies
  • Valuing Companies |
David Derbyshire
David’s career started in 1978 in sales positions to various industries, rising to become Volvo Corporate Sales Manager, dealing with blue chip companies such as British Gas, BBC, Land Securities and more.

Head hunted in the late 90s David was appointed country manager for Avis Rent-a-car in Bahrain. It was always an ambition for him to move back to sales, he was headhunted to be country manager for a large Financial Advisor group in Egypt and then The Netherlands.

From 2006 – 2014 David established and led the sales team for a successful Global Forex Trading company based in Europe.

Moving back to the financial introductory sector he is the co-owner of Bondal Shore Ltd., an established fund distribution company since 2018. David has extensive experience in fund and investment distribution and in conducting Due Diligence, working with regulated financial advisors across the globe. |
Jonny Wineberg
Jonny is a professionally qualified Youth & Community Worker, Management Graduate and Teacher for Further and Adult Education who has worked at a senior management level in the public, private and voluntary sectors. For the last nine years he has been a Development and Training Consultant for not-for-profit organisations and Visiting Lecturer in Youth Work and Management at Nazarene Theological College. He works with a diverse range of organisations including local councils, women’s groups, faith groups, environmental, disability, mental health, homelessness and young people’s charities. He was formerly Deputy Principal Youth Officer for Manchester City Council, Northern Director of the Association for Jewish Youth and has worked for the Board of Deputies, Anne Frank Trust UK, Year in Industry and Procter & Gamble.

  • Acknowledged expert in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experienced at fund-raising from trusts, companies and other grant making bodies
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research on needs and evaluation for social inclusion and community projects including analysis and compilation of reports.
  • Involved with a number of community regeneration and affordable housing projects across the North West of England. |
Dr Richard Korn
Dr Richard Korn is a partner and a founder member of the London office of the international law firm Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz UK LLP. Richard has over twenty years of experience as patent attorney and is qualified to practice before the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office. Richard has assisted his clients in obtaining patent protection for complex medical and biotechnology inventions and has coordinated the management of large worldwide patent portfolios. He is also experienced in revoking competitors’ patents. Richard developed his practice with a focus on the needs of technology transfer departments of universities, research institutes and small biotechnology companies, although he has also advised larger biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Richard studied molecular biology at the University of Manchester, during which time he spent a year hunting for mutations in collagen genes at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He subsequently earned his Ph.D. in the laboratory of Professor Peter Goodfellow FRS in the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge. |