Our people
Our staff & our board

Our staff

Our organisation is made up of people with excellent experience from the social, financial and business sectors. The profiles of our staff below will give you a snapshot of the areas they are each working on. We hope this makes it easier to find the right person to get in touch with. For current job vacancies, please visit our careers page. If you are a charity or social enterprise looking for investment, visit www.goodfinance.org.uk

Alastair Ballantyne BSC Staff
Company Secretary
Investment Manager
Alexandra Joseph Big Society Capital Staff
Investment Group Administrator
Aman Johal BSC Staff
Investment Director
Big Society Capital Staff Amelie Busch Headshot
Investment Manager
Head of Operations
Head of Origination
Bekki Whiting Head of Finance BSC
Head of Finance (Job Share)
Investment Manager
Investment Director
Big Society Capital Staff Caron Wint Headshot
Investment Team Administrator
Head of Legal (Maternity leave)
Deputy CIO (Maternity Leave)
Operations and IT Officer
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Senior Director (Maternity Leave)
Cliff Prior, CEO, Big Society Capital
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Communications Director
David Stewart Big Society Capital
Senior Advisor, Investment Process & Strategy
Denise Holle Staff Big Society Capital
Interim Portfolio Director
Douglas Sloan BSC Staff
Investment Manager
Drew Ritchie profile pic
Investment Manager
Digital Marketing and Communications Officer
Emma Jones headshot
Digital Marketing and Communications Officer
Senior Director, Financial Sector and Investor Engagement
Investment Director
Gabriel Ng Big Society Capital Headshot
Social Impact Manager
Investment Committee Member
Gemma Bourne Staff Big Society Capital
Investment Director
Georgette Harrison Big Society Capital Staff
Interim Senior Communications Director
Emily edited
Investment Manager
Senior Legal Advisor
Irina Charalambous Headshot Big Society Capital
Legal Counsel
Ishita Ranjan profile pic
Project Manager, Good Finance
Investment Director
James Westhead, Head of Engagement, Big Society Capital
Head of Engagement
Chief Investment Officer
Relationships Director
Joanna Tam profile pic
Data & Portfolio Manager
Joe Shamash Big Society Capital Staff Profile
Investment Director
Julia Boddy big Society Capital Staff
HR Business Partner
Investment Director
Kathryn profile picture
Press Officer
Engagement Manager
Katie Overton
Engagement Group Administrator
Senior Portfolio Advisor
Head of Finance (Job Share)
Marketing and Communications Officer
Marie-Alix Prat Big Society Capital Staff
Investment Manager
Mauricio Preciado-Awad Big Society Capital Photo
Investment Director
Senior Director, Social Sector Engagement
Big Society Capital Staff Michelle Rodrigues Headshot
HR Assistant
Neil Hodges Big Society Capital Headshot
Interim Head of Legal
Nick Benton
Data & Portfolio Director
Philipp Essl Big Society Capital
Senior Social Impact Director
Investment Director
Talent Specialist
Sean Suthagaran BSC Staff
Senior Finance Manager
Shakti Kumpavat Investment Manager Big Society CapitalHeadshot
Investment Manager
Stephen Muers, Head of Strategy at Big Society Capital
Head of Strategy and Market Development
Tessa Godley Big Society Capital Staff
Policy and Strategy Manager
Core Projects Administrator
Investment Director (Maternity Leave)

Big Society Capital Board

Membership of Big Society Capital’s board reflects its mission and the need for a broad base of experience. The Board is mainly non-executive, with the CEO of Big Society Capital the only executive member. Big Society Capital has two Board Committees: the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, and the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. More details can be found in the Corporate Governance section of the website.