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Christopher Down

Executive Director


Qualified accountant and funds industry entrepreneur. Founded Hearthstone Investments, a specialist residential fund manager, which went on to create three housing funds including the UK’s first FCA authorised residential PAIF and raised c. £300m of institutional capital.

Chris is Managing Director of Solis Capital, which is the majority shareholder in Abode Impact. Solis advises clients seeking to create new investment funds in housing, green energy or infrastructure.


Ian Graham

Non-executive Director


Ian is a career lawyer with over 30 years’ specialist experience leading and working within Trowers & Hamlins' Housing and Regeneration division, retiring as one of their senior partners.

He is currently non-Executive Chairman of Legal & General Affordable Homes.


Liberty Bollen


Liberty is a senior brand, marketing and communications specialist with 20 years' experience of helping Small-to-Medium Enterprises and NGOs across a variety of sectors, including property, impact investment, human rights and the environment.


Eleanor Bowden

Non-executive Director & Founder

10 years in global ethical business, most notably at Unilever as chief of staff to a global division of 350 people, and leading strategic external relations at ethics organisation, Blueprint for Better Business.

Eleanor is the founder of Abode Impact and is responsible for driving the early direction of the organisation, winning a number of significant grants and awards. She is currently a Senior Strategy Manager for Homes England.


Guy Harris

Asset Acquisitions


Over 20 years’ experience within the property, e-commerce and disability sectors. A road accident in 2003 resulted in paralysis and full-time wheelchair use.  

Guy has extensive experience in understanding of the accessibility features of new homes and, as well as his contribution to Abode Impact, runs AccessiblePRS, a consultancy focused on tenant sourcing and accessible strategy and design.

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