Sir Rod Aldridge
Leading social and business entrepreneur and founder of Capita Group
In 1987 Sir Rod Aldridge OBE created Capita as an independent firm (breaking away from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) running contracts for local authorities and central government. It is now the largest business process outsourcing and professional services company in the UK.
On retirement from Capita in 2006, Rod established the Aldridge Foundation and became one of the first sponsors of the government’s Academy Programme.
The Foundation works in challenging communities and has so far unlocked £300m government funding to build new academies.