Cynthia Shanmugalingam

Non-Executive DIrector

Cynthia is our Non-Executive Director – as well as being co-founder of Kitchenette Karts and Founder of Rambutan, a new Sri Lankan restaurant in London.

Previously, she ran London’s first food business incubator, helping the city’s most original and promising first-time food entrepreneurs get started. She also wrote about the role of the restaurant industry in urban regeneration in A Steak in the Economy.

Cynthia designed and managed the largest education innovation fund in the UK, the £1m Learning Launchpad education fund at the Young Foundation; was appointed a Fellow for Dasra, a leading incubator in Mumbai, India; and was the author of Growing Social Ventures, a guide to social venture funds and incubators in England. Before that Cynthia worked as a strategy consultant, and an economist at the Treasury.