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John Leach Joins Impetus Trust

John Leach has joined UK venture philanthropy group Impetus Trust as an investment director, on a pro bono basis. He is the former head of Barclays Capital's European sponsor coverage business.




John Leach, formerly head of Barclays Capital's European sponsor coverage business, has joined pioneering venture philanthropy organisation, Impetus Trust, as an Investment Director on a pro bono basis.  After spending over twenty years in the leveraged finance market working for US and European institutions, Leach took a sabbatical last year to pursue interests in the third sector.


Over the last two years, Leach has carried out a number of pro bono projects in the third sector including working with an Impetus portfolio charity, Leap Confronting Conflict, which builds the skills of young people to prevent violence and better manage conflict in their lives, schools and communities.  As a pro bono expert, Leach supported Leap in its business planning process and fundraising efforts. Earlier this year Leap was selected by the Department of Children, Schools and Families of as one of five pathfinder charities for its new