Alice Chapple is Head of Development Impact at the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG). PIDG invests in infrastructure projects (energy, water, roads, affordable housing, agri-infrastructure) at all stages of the project cycle, from project preparation to early stage development to provision of loans and guarantees. PIDG’s aim is to mobilise private sector investment at scale to deliver infrastructure in the poorest countries, providing basic services to households and opportunities for economic growth. It is funded by the governments of the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia and by the IFC.
Alice Chapple is an economist and a specialist in impact investment and international development. Her career has focused on identifying how companies and investors can have a meaningful positive impact on poverty and the environment, and how to drive more capital to the activities and places that need it most. Through her company, Impact Value, she currently works with several funds and companies to help them articulate, measure and maximise their impact. As well as the Private Infrastructure Development Group, current clients include CDC, FSDA, AgDevCo, Frontclear, the Global Innovation Fund and Smart Pension.
Alice’s other roles include Trustee of the Shell Foundation; member of the Advisory Board of Sainsbury’s Foundation; Chair of Investor Watch, a not-for-profit organisation established to drive more sustainable investment practices; and an advisor to the UK’s Department for International Development.
Alice has an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and is a chartered accountant.