Andrew Law CEO Profile

The Law Family Charitable Foundation was set up in 2011 by Andrew and Zoë Law.

Both Andrew and Zoë have long-standing charitable interests. As a sign of their commitment to giving they wished to establish a Charitable Foundation to build on these existing charitable associations and allow them to provide long-term support for worthwhile causes which are important to them.
More information on the charities the Law Family Charitable Foundation supports may be found here.
Andrew

Andrew Law is the Chairman and CEO of Caxton Associates, a global macro hedge fund. Andrew attended state school in Manchester, and subsequently graduated from Sheffield University, with a First Class Honours Degree in Economics. He spent his early career at County NatWest and Chemical Bank, before joining Goldman Sachs in 1996 where he was a Managing Director, heading FICC proprietary trading.

Andrew joined the London office of Caxton in 2003, was appointed Chief Investment Officer globally in early 2008, and to his current position effective January 2012.

Zoë

Zoë Law had an early career in Music, in A&R at Sony Music and Virgin. At Virgin she ran the A&R Department for the Pop Label, Innocent Records.At Innocent, Zoë realised her talent for makeup and her desire to change careers. The next step, Makeup Artistry. She worked on publications such as, Glamour, Elle & Vogue. Although the majority of her work was editorial she also worked with singers & actors; Sienna Miller, Bryan Ferry, Damian Lewis, the list goes on. Zoë worked with international music superstar Dido for a number of years, accompanying her on her worldwide ‘Life for Rent’ tour.More recently Zoë's creative journey has led her to Photography, this she combines with her on-going Philanthropic work.

The Law Family Educational Trust (LFET) is a Charitable Trust established to support the Laurus Trust, a Multi Academy Trust (MAT) headquartered in Cheadle Hulme, near Manchester. The MAT includes primary schools, secondary schools, and sixth form colleges across Greater Manchester.

Maggie’s Centres provide free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their families and friends.

Speakers for Schools is an independent charity which aims to provide state schools in the UK with access to a fantastic network of speakers who are willing to give inspirational talks to young people for free. 

The Hotcourses Foundation, in partnership with Nyumbani UK, aims to make a measurable, tangible difference to the lives of some of the poorest children in the world, primarily in Kenya.

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) provides a free service to charities and social enterprises. Its main aim is to help organisations understand and improve the impact and value of their work.

Policy Exchange is one of the UK’s leading think tanks.

The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex in Salford, aiming to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its’ broad community.

The Lord’s Taverners aims to enhance the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and recreation to engage with them.

Beanstalk is a national charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to help children with their reading in primary schools.

Further charities we support

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The LFET supports higher levels of student betterment through a wide range of special activities

Established in 2016 LFET’s aim is to help raise all-round educational attainment levels and eventually serve as a template for state school co-curricular activities nationwide. The approach is rooted in the belief that personal development and aspiration is promoted only by participation in a whole range of activities, not just academic ones.

Academic success alone is typically not sufficient for students to realise their dreams and aspirations. Access to the best Universities and careers also requires self-confidence, presentation and broad character development. Only by discovering the activities in which students have above average attainment and interest will they become better motivated, more respected by their peers, and more fully engaged in education to make a difference in the world and recognize their full potential.

A core belief of LFET is that it is better to have tried and failed, than never to have tried at all. Failure at any point in time, in any discipline, should be recognised merely as a set-back, an opportunity for betterment and a spring board to future improvement and success.

LFET is wholly funded by the Law Family Charitable Foundation.

Visitors to Maggie’s West London gather around the kitchen table.

Established in 1996, Maggie’s has pioneered cancer support to ensure that people can get the calmness they need in a warm, friendly, informal place, full of light and open space. Designed by world-leading architects, the purpose-built centres provide a shelter from the stress of dealing with hospitals, appointments and treatment. They become a refuge, providing a peaceful space to absorb the information that people are inevitably bombarded with and help to relieve some of the distress of having cancer. Maggie’s core programme of support is based on evidence and has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing during treatment and recovery.

The Law Family Charitable Foundation is sponsoring the new Maggie's centre at The Royal Marsden

Bill Gates Speaks at Deptford Green School

Speakers for Schools is an independent charity which aims to provide state schools in the UK with access to a fantastic network of speakers who are willing to give inspirational talks to young people for free. These speakers are leaders in their respective fields, addressing areas such as the technological, scientific, political, economic, historical, cultural, artistic, ecological and the ethical. 

Speakers for Schools is wholly funded by the Law Family Charitable Foundation.

To see a video about Speakers For Schools, please click here

To see a video of Andrew Law speaking at Trinity Church of England High School, Manchester in 2012, please click here

Pupils studying in a Hotcourses Foundation classroom

The Hotcourses Foundation, in partnership with Nyumbani UK, aims to make a measurable, tangible difference to the lives of some of the poorest children in the world, primarily in Kenya. The Foundation was set up in 2004 with the help and support of Hotcourses, the UK's largest publisher of websites and guides to help people find the right university, course or college. As an educational publisher, Hotcourses decided to set up a foundation to help fund the educational elements of Nyumbani programmes.

Andrew Law is a patron of the Hotcourses Foundation.

Pro Bono Economics recently worked with Prisoners' Education Trust to estimate the impact of long-distance learning on re-offending.

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) provides a free service to charities and social enterprises. Its main aim is to help organisations understand and improve the impact and value of their work. Set up in 2009 by Martin Brookes (Tomorrow's People) and Andy Haldane (Bank of England), PBE matches professional economists who want to use their skills to volunteer with charities. PBE has over 500 economists on its books and has helped almost 300 charities large and small, covering a wide range of issues including health, homelessness, education and sport.

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The Andrew & Zoë Law Galleries at The Lowry

The Lowry is a theatre and gallery complex in Salford, aiming to give everyone access to new areas of creativity and to embrace its’ broad community. Offering audiences of all ages new and extraordinary experiences in live theatre, opera, musical theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual art. The hugely diverse programme of events, activities and exhibitions seeks to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. The Lowry galleries are home to the largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry in the world, and the main exhibition spaces are being named the Andrew & Zoë Law Galleries in recognition of donations from the Foundation.

The Lord’s Taverners donates its 1,000th minibus to Edith Borthwick School.

The Lord’s Taverners aims to enhance the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and recreation to engage with them. The Lord’s Taverners envisages a future where all young people, irrespective of background and ability, have the everyday opportunity to play cricket and enjoy other sports and physical activities to the benefit of their self-esteem, health, education and future socio-economic potential.

Zoë launched TREATMEUK in 2012, working with MY-Management to provide bespoke makeup sessions to boost the self-esteem & confidence of women facing life challenges.
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The Prince's Teaching Institute is committed to increasing aspiration and improving education in state-funded secondary schools.
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The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
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City in the Community is a charity founded by Manchester City FC aiming to forge closer links between the club and the local community.
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Reprezent 107.3FM is the only UK radio station fully presented by young people under 25, broadcasting in London & globally online. Supported by LFCF via The Legacy List.
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Social Finance was set up in 2007 to help build a social investment market in the UK.
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