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Big Society Capital hires experienced City investor and charities advisor as Chief Investment Officer
Big Society Capital today announces that it has hired Jeremy Rogers as its Chief Investment Officer. Jeremy has combined roles in the charitable and financial sector for the last two decades, most recently as a Partner at investment fund managers Praxient Capital and advisor to Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of The Big Issue. He is also a Member of the Ashoka Support Network for social entrepreneurs and has provided strategic consulting for small charities through the charity Pilotlight.
Previously, Jeremy was a Managing Director at JP Morgan, where over ten years he helped found and run their European High Yield business, growing it to be the market leader. Jeremy will be responsible for overseeing Big Society Capital’s portfolio and managing the seven-strong investment team within Big Society Capital. He starts immediately.
Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive of Big Society Capital said:
“Jeremy’s background means that he is uniquely placed to bring together the technical and analytical knowledge of structuring investments, with hands-on experience of the needs and challenges of the social sector. At a time when we are working hard to increase the number and diversity of investments we are making at Big Society Capital, we are confident that, with Jeremy’s experience and skills, we will be better able to support frontline organisations and encourage more investors into the market.”
Jeremy Rogers said:
“I am incredibly excited to be joining Big Society Capital at such a key stage in its development, to help it build sustainable ways to tackle social need. My last four years working with Big Issue Invest, Ashoka, Pilotlight and the Princes Trust have made me aware of the great potential that exists but also realistic about the challenges we face. I look forward to bringing my own investment and business building experience to the existing talented team, and working with them to grow social sector access to finance.”