Tilly Franklin is CEO and Chief Investment Officer at University of Cambridge Investment Management Limited, the fund manager of the Cambridge University Endowment Fund.  She joined the University in January 2020 from her previous role as Director of Investments and Head of Private Equity at Alta Advisers, one of Europe’s leading single family investment offices.  

An alumna of Jesus College, Cambridge, Tilly was also a Principal at private equity firm Apax Partners Ltd, where she led a number of successful leveraged buyout transactions during her eight-year tenure.  Earlier in her career, she also held positions at BBC Worldwide Ltd, Virgin Management Ltd and McKinsey & Company.  

Tilly is a Founder of GAIN (Girls Are Investors), a charity which aims to inform and inspire the next generation of female investment managers in the UK. She is also a Finance Trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust. Tilly is a Fellow of the 2017 class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship at the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.   She holds a first class degree from Cambridge University in English Literature and an MBA from London Business School, and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.