Tristan Ace

British Council

Tristan is a Development Professional with more than a decade of experience working in more than 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Tristan has managed a variety of programmes and projects for the British Council, as well as donors including the EU and the World Bank.
Tristan is passionate about the role that social enterprises can play in building fair, inclusive and just societies and has a particular interest in the role that social enterprise can play in strengthening civil society and the role that governments can play in driving innovation in policy that support social entrepreneurship more broadly. He is currently based in Hong Kong where he leads the British Council’s efforts across Asia to support the development of social enterprise and social investment. Prior to this, Tristan was based in Beijing and before that he spent four years in Myanmar, where he launched one of the first social enterprise programmes after the democratic transition.
Tristan regularly speaks at forums and conferences on themes relating to social enterprise, social investment and social innovation in Asia and the UK.