The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) today announces the appointment of its new Head of Investment, Asha Karbhari.
Asha first joined the AHF in June 2018 as Business Development Manager and has since carried out a significant programme of work in attracting and delivering new investments to a broad range of charitable trusts, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises, and community businesses – all of which has supported the sustainable reuse of historic buildings across the UK. She has particularly supported the delivery of the Heritage Impact Fund, the first dedicated social investment fund for the heritage sector.
Prior to her arrival at the AHF, Asha worked with Key Fund, providing blended finance, loans and equity investment to social enterprises and community businesses across the North of England and the Midlands. Before that she worked for the Big Lottery Fund (as was) for seven years.
Having now worked within the social investment sector for over twelve years, Asha brings a wealth of experience to her new role as the Head of Investment. The whole of the AHF team is delighted to continue working alongside her.
Asha will replace Andy Richardson, who will be leaving the AHF after 10 years to join the Youth Future Foundation.
Matthew Mckeague, Chief Executive of the AHF, said:
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Asha Karbhari as the new Head of Investment at AHF. She brings a wealth of social investment experience to the role, alongside the significant track record she has developed over the last four years of investing in heritage and community projects. I know she will continue the excellent work she has been delivering already and help the AHF expand both its heritage and social impact.
I would also like to thank Andy for his contribution to the AHF over the last 10 years. He has been instrumental in expanding the social investment role of the organisation, particularly the Heritage Impact Fund, and I wish him the very best for the future.”