About the Nick Maughan Foundation

The Nick Maughan Foundation (NMF) was established to further a range of philanthropic initiatives in education, the environment and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities.

Nick Maughan is a British ESG investor and philanthropist. He was born in January 1980 in Hammersmith, London where he lived and was educated before studying religion and theology at the University of Manchester. He returned to London to complete his Masters in Finance at Cass Business School. At the age of twenty-four Nick left the UK to work in the United States before spending ten years setting up software companies in Bulgaria. He is the founder of Maughan Capital and Forests For Mines Ltd, a company that buys abandoned coal mines, remediates them and plants forests on the land. 

Through the Foundation Nick sponsors a number of scholarships in secondary education in the area of London in which he grew up, and supports a range of private initiatives to provide educational aid to households below the median income. 

As part of its environmental work, The Foundation is a key donor to Tusk, whose mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa. With a particular focus on climate change, NMF is working on several initiatives to reduce carbon emissions and sequester carbon both in the U.K. and abroad.

The Foundation also supports disenfranchised communities. It is a donor to the Berkshire Youth Trust, which provides youth support services to help vulnerable young people make successful transitions to adulthood. Its flagship project however is BoxWise, a nationwide non-profit social enterprise fully funded by NMF that helps young people build confidence, improve their health and wellbeing and maximise all opportunities available to them. Nick founded the first BoxWise centre in south London with Rick Ogden and is now rolling them out across the U.K.

Nick is a collector and active supporter of the arts. Inspired by the work of his brother Oliver Maughan, a London-based landscape painter, he supports young and emerging artists in the United Kingdom and abroad. 
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Advisory Board

Lord St. John of Bletso

Anthony St John is an Independent Non-Executive Director at the Falcon Group and a Crossbench Member of the House of Lords, as well as Lord-In-Waiting to HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Having qualified as a lawyer in South Africa, Anthony St John spent over 30 years serving as a Director of many UK and internationally listed and unlisted companies. Anthony St John has a strong interest in Africa – particularly in the areas of mining, oil, agriculture and renewable energy.

Michael Farrant

Michael has more than 20 years’ experience providing strategic communications advice and support to individuals, families and corporates, governments and political parities, specialising in crisis management and media handling, litigation support, profile building, and management and political counsel.

Before setting up Farrant Group, Michael spent a decade as an owner and Director at Project Associates. He previously worked for a Family Office based in The Bahamas and spent several years at international corporate communications firm Brunswick.

Michael holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University.

Ed King

Ed King works with governments, businesses, leading NGOs and UN agencies on high-impact, multi-channel strategic communication campaigns to accelerate political action on climate change.

In 2011 he founded Climate Home News, now one of the world’s leading sources of global climate news.

From 2001-2010 he worked as a reporter, editor and producer at the BBC across digital, TV and radio platforms.
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