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.

Andrew is Chairman of Speakers for Schools, trustee of the New School Network, and a Board member of the Sutton Trust.

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 encompasses the 4-18 age range in primary, secondary and sixth form contexts 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. 

RUSI - The Royal United Services Institute is an independent British organisation involved in defence and security research.

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.

The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) will be one of the world’s best clinical rehabilitation centres, providing care for members of the armed forces.

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.

The Sutton Trust improves social mobility in the UK providing educational opportunities for bright young people from low and moderate income backgrounds.

Further charities we support

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

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 encompasses the 4-18 age range in primary, secondary and sixth form contexts across Greater Manchester.

Our 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 our belief that personal development and aspiration are promoted by participation in a whole range of activities, not just academic ones. We aim to support the Laurus Trust’s Cornerstones programme which promotes the four areas of Academic Aspiration, Leadership and Service, Competition and Physical Endeavour, Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric.

Academic success alone is typically not sufficient for students to realise their aspirations. Broader character development is necessary if students are to access the best universities and careers and subsequently make the most of their opportunities. Every student should learn how to speak effectively and with confidence. By developing activities for which students have a particular propensity or interest they will become better motivated, more respected by their peers, more fully engaged in education, more likely to recognise their potential and more able to make a difference in the world.

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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

RUSI - The Royal United Services Institute

RUSI - The Royal United Services Institute is an independent British organisation involved in defence and security research. Founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington and based in the heart of Whitehall, RUSI operates with an international perspective with satellite offices in Doha and Washington DC reinforcing their global reach. RUSI’s mission is to be a world leading independent forum informing, influencing and improving public debate about defence and security matters.

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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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An artist’s impression of the Defence establishment at the DNRC

The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) will be one of the world’s best clinical rehabilitation centres, providing care for members of the armed forces.
Situated near Loughborough, on the Stanford Hall estate, the state-of-the-art facility provides neurological and complex trauma care and a full suite of rehabilitative facilities together on one site that go beyond what is currently available.

The concept for the DNRC envisages not only provision of a new military establishment, but also the potential to create a specialist clinical rehabilitation facility for civilians. It is intended that the Centre will become a hub for research and development.

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.

Sutton Trust Summer schools programme

The Sutton Trust improves social mobility in the UK providing educational opportunities for bright young people from low and moderate income backgrounds.  Through a unique combination of programmes, research and influencing policy the foundation has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people. It has also had an enormous influence on government policy and public attitudes.
 
From early years’ through school, college and university to the workplace, the Sutton Trust work to combat educational inequality and prevent the subsequent waste of talent. Breaking the link between educational opportunities and family background, so that young people are given the chance to fulfil their potential, regardless of their family background, school or where they live.
 
The Trust’s interest covers parenting and early years projects, primary and secondary schooling, access to university and the professions, and apprenticeships.  At later ages they have a particular focus on academically talented young people with the potential to study at leading universities. 
 
The Sutton Trust was founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997. 

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.
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Policy Exchange is one of the UK’s leading think tanks, developing and promoting new policy ideas for better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy.
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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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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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Beanstalk is a national charity that recruits, vets, trains and supports volunteers to work in primary schools with children who have fallen behind with their reading.
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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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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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