Gemma Rocyn-Jones

Gemma Rocyn Jones is a programme lead in the Ventures team. She has been involved in programmes such as Catalyst, where she developed an education campaign to raise awareness of social investment in the youth sector and ran a series of investment readiness classes and the Accelerator where she teaches ventures about all aspects of financial modelling and management to support them in accessing social finance. Gemma is currently writing a report on the role of social investment in raising educational outcomes for Big Society Capital.

Prior to joining The Young Foundation, Gemma spent 8 years in investment banking, qualifying as a chartered accountant at Dresdner Kleinwort (now Commerzbank) and latterly working in the European corporate finance team of KBW, specialising in financial institutions.

As a volunteer Gemma has provided pro bono support to leading UK and international charities including Impetus Trust, CARE International and the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in India. Having chaired an academy council and been a primary school governor for 9 years, Gemma is now a trustee of the Coin Street Centre Trust on the South Bank. Gemma is a member of the ICAEW and holds a MSc in Population and Development from the London School of Economics and a BA in French and Maths from King’s College London.