Christopher Down

Executive Director

Qualified accountant and funds industry entrepreneur. Founded Hearthstone Investments, a UK specialist fund manager in residential, which went on to create three housing funds including the UK’s first FCA authorised residential PAIF, raising 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 has 18 years' experience of delivering marketing strategy and communications for NGOs, sustainable business and private equity.


She raised the profile of human rights charity, Survival International, to a younger audience and transformed NVM Private Equity's branding and marketing strategy


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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