Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business. Founding Institutional Partner.

Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for social impact and dialogue, searching for new solutions for emerging markets in Africa. The Centre invests in the next generation of social innovators through scholarships; practical, rigorous teaching, exposure and debate; and a focus on applying leading research to immediate challenges—challenges which are critical to Africa’s social and economic future. Visit web site.



The London School of Economics Innovation Co-Creation Lab

The ICCLab is a partnership between leading academics, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and companies seeking to reduce poverty and promote basic human freedoms through successful business model innovation. The Lab co-create evidence-based management knowledge and put it into practice at the base of the economic pyramid. ICCLab is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science with partners in Asia, Africa and South America. Visit web site


The Shaftesbury Partnership

The Shaftesbury Partnership is a social business. Their mission is to create and inspire trailblazing social reforms that empower communities by tackling disadvantage and generating opportunity. They do this by designing and launching social ventures which combine innovative solutions with national scale.





Ortus – The Business Development Agency

Ortus are a commercial social enterprise based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The organisation’s remit is to actively promote sustainable social, economic and environmental regeneration by providing property and business development support.

Ortus specialises in the delivery of franchise development programmes and manage Northern Ireland’s franchising portal ( and the Northern Ireland Franchise Show in order to promote ethical franchising in Northern Ireland and further afield.

Ortus are responsible for the development and delivery of the Social Franchising Programme in Northern Ireland, funded by Invest Northern Ireland’s Jobs Fund and aiming to create 285 new jobs across Northern Ireland through Social Franchising.

The programme has been designed to help community, voluntary and social economy sector organisations defy the current economic downturn by growing their organisations, replicating through the social franchising model. More information on this unique initiative can be found at


Stuart Roden
Honorary Founding Partner

Stuart joined Lansdowne Partners in June 2001 and is a senior limited partner of Lansdowne Partners Limited Partnership, co-managing the UK hedge fund ($9.8 billion under management). Previously, Stuart was a managing director of Merrill Lynch Investment Management (MLIM), managing $5bn of UK Equity high performance pension funds.

Prior to that, Stuart was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Stuart received a 1st class honours degree in Economics (BSc) from the London School of Economics in 1984.


Robbie Rayne
Honorary Founding Partner

Robbie established LMS Capital’s investment activities in the early 1980s as investment director and later managing director and chief executive of London Merchant Securities. Robbie has expertise in a wide range of sectors, including real estate, media, consumer, technology and energy. He has worked in the USA and UK for 30 years and maintains close relationships with other investment firms. Robbie has been on boards of public companies in the USA and UK, including First Leisure Corporation and Crown Sports and is currently non-executive chairman of Derwent London, a central London specialist property company. He is also a director of Weatherford International, Chyron Corporation, and various unlisted companies.


Gary Lubner

Honorary Founding Partner

Gary has been CEO of Belron since May 2000. He studied finance at the University of Cape Town, before joining Arthur Andersen where he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981. He completed his MBA at London Business School in 1991 and joined Belron soon after graduating. During his 16 years with the company, Gary has held a number of roles, and overseen growth and development in key areas of the business.