Angus Forbes

Co Founder of Natural Capital

Australian born Angus Forbes is the co founder of Natural Capital funds management, a privately owned global funds management organisation based in Sydney that focuses on international equity investments.

Angus Forbes spent 20 years in London working with James Capel, Merrill Lynch and GLG Partners. At Merrill Lynch he led Scottish Institutional sales and then Hedge fund sales. Angus ran European research at GLG Partners before managing the Global Consumer fund 2003-07, with returns of 20% p.a. He was also non-executive Chairman of Burgopak (2002-07), a packaging firm ranked as the 6th fastest growing small company in Britain in 2008.

In early 2007, Angus launched the GLG Environment Fund at GLG before leaving to become the inaugural Project Director of the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project at Clarence house in London. In the 6 months he was there, he was, in his own words 'fortunate to meet a very special group of people dedicated to altering the world for the better, including HRH The Prince of Wales, Professor Stern and Jonathan Porritt.

Angus moved to Sydney in 2008 and in 2009 he established Natural Capital with former colleague
Marcus Burns. He is in the process of setting up the Natural Group and Natural Foundation, both aimed at boosting the contribution to the stabilisation and restoration of the global commons, of the professional services sector.

Angus has been interviewed extensively by the media. He has appeared on the Sky Business Eco Report, and has been written up in the UK Sunday Times. He is often asked to deliver lectures and corporate speeches.

Angus Forbes is married to the ballet dancer Darcey Bussell CBE and has two children.

Angus Forbes talks about:

In a fun, self deprecating, maverick romp, Angus talks about his journey from being at the heart of the 'City' (financial district of London) to learning about and adapting to the degradation of the commons.

His presentation includes segments on:

  • Life in the 'City' and the abandonment of sober capital allocation
  • Super-capitalism and the premier League
  • Learning from those committed to preserving and restoring the ecological commons
  • A football analogy of the task required
  • His current work
  • Client testimonials

    Angus Forbes is an informed, passionate speaker and tells a great story of personal and professional transformation. His is a story that feeds heart, soul and mind.

    Asia Pacific Centre for Sustainable Enterprise

    I first heard Angus Forbes speak at a conference in Brisbane in 2009 which focussed on business in society on a global scale. There were two days of speeches and breakout sessions linking long term sustainability with a plethora of relevant outcomes. The speech made by Angus was the most inspirational of them all and was delivered with a passion and style which held the conference enthralled.

    Beattie Rickman Legal