Mark Florman

Board Advisor

Mark is a member of the Advisory Board and ESG Committee.

Founder, Chairman & CEO of Time Partners. Mark also founded merchant banking group Maizels Westerberg in 1992 (sold in 1999 to form ArosMaizels). He was Managing Director of the private equity firm Doughty Hanson, Chair of LM Glasfiber (the global renewable energy group) and started the African venture capital firm 8 Miles with Bob Geldof. In 2004, Mark helped create Build Africa, an award-winning charity in East Africa, building 160 schools in rural communities.

In 2000, Mark set up his own single-family office, Times 3 Capital, which invests in private markets, particularly private equity, private credit and venture capital, globally. Times 3 Capital gained recognition as “Best Single-Family Office Investor – PE” in 2016 and 2017.

Mark co-founded the think tanks The Centre for Social Justice and B Labs (UK), not for profit organisations working for better societies and better business.

In March 2015, he was appointed to the Board of the BBC, and was the Governor for England. Mark was a member of the Prime Ministers G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force in 2014 to 2015. He is Chair of the City of London Corporation Development Finance High-Level Steering Group, established in 2018, coordinating UK private sector ideas for accelerating a market transformation in line with achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

He is the author of the External Rate of Return with the London School of Economics and visiting Senior Fellow, LSE IGA. Mark is visiting Professor Policy Institute, King’s College London and Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Global Private Equity Initiative.