James Perry 

Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of UK B Lab


James is currently Chief Executive of Panahpur, where he has led the transition of a traditional grant making charitable trust into a sustainable social impact investor. He has been in this role since 2009, having first been Managing Director of Cook, a fast growing premium prepared food manufacturer that became a B Corp in November 2013. He was then Executive Chairman and now remains non-executive Chairman. Since 2012, James has also been Deputy Chairman of the Social Stock Exchange. James chaired the UK Mission Alignment Working Group for the UK Advisory Board of the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce. He was instrumental in managing the launch of B Corps in the UK.