Simeon Bridgewater is an Investment Associate at GIF. Prior to this Simeon was an Investment Manager at Northstar Ventures, a venture capital fund with over £95m under management. In this role Simeon contributed to the first social investment fund in the North East of the UK. Prior to Northstar, Simeon worked as a Field Manager at Deloitte. In addition to core Assurance & Advisory work, Simeon helped lead the North East ‘Social Innovation Pioneers Programme’, a consulting package that supports socially innovative businesses to scale and become investment-ready. Simeon has an interest in international development theory and has volunteered with development projects in East Africa, India, South Asia and Australasia. Simeon holds a BA in Theology from Durham University and is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants).