AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Tristan Ace
Chief Programme Officer




Tristan joined AVPN in April 2021. Tristan has more than 17 years' experience working in more than 20 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and for the past 11 years in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining AVPN, Tristan Led the British Council's work in social enterprise and impact investment in the Asia Pacific region and was responsible for the flagship policy and government engagement programme which provided support to governments to develop impact economy policy and strategy South East Asia. Through this programme, he developed a range of partnerships and policy initiatives with government and regional multinational organisations. He is also highly experienced in designing and leading complex multi-partner capacity building programmes for bilateral and multilateral donors as well as Private Foundations. He is currently based in Hong Kong and has previously lived and worked in mainland China (Beijing), Myanmar (Yangon) and Poland (Krakow). He has also delivered projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, namely Ghana and South Africa. Tristan regularly contributes to forums, conferences and consultations on themes relating to social enterprise, social investment and social innovation in Asia and the UK and sits on the East Asia steering committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) network. He also regularly teaches and guest lectures on social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Asia Pacific region and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Hong Kong.