John Pepin (Aperio Founder)
John is internationally recognised as a thought leader and a highly effective practitioner of social entrepreneurialism.
Philanthropy and social entrepreneurship are his passion. This has been demonstrated in numerous ways including being an author and leader of innovation, change and growth. Experienced in innovative service and programme design, revenue generation, venture start-up and management, and business strategy consulting across multiple third sector verticals.
Based in the UK since 2000, he spent over 15 years as a chief executive of a variety of Canadian charities/social enterprises/associations; and he has 21 years experience as a social entrepreneurial consultant internationally working with over 300 charities, social enterprises, infrastructure support organisations, and trade/ professional associations of all sizes and in rural and urban settings in the UK and internationally. Currently he is Chief Executive, Philanthropy Impact (www.philanthropy-impact.org) – its purpose is the increase philanthropic giving and social investment across Europe by working with wealth/professional advisors to HNWI as well as with philanthropists, trusts and foundations and charities.