Geetha joined Big Society Capital from the disability charity Scope, where she was Finance Director for 4 years, leading the establishment of Scope’s listed social investment bond programme. She has worked in a range of finance roles in the not for profit sector, including at Cancer Research UK, the global children’s charity Plan and the social enterprise Ealing Community Transport. Her broader involvement in the charity sector has included a number of volunteering and trustee roles at smaller charities.
It’s gone by seemingly in a blink of an eye, but Access - the Foundation for Social Investment was launched 3 years ago. We then saw Access as a younger sister organisation, learning from the experience of our early days, with a mandate and tools (ie. grant!) to do things that are needed that we could never do.
As part of Trustees Week in November we held a fringe event at NCVO’s Trustee Conference to mark a year of running GET INFORMED – Social Investment for Boards. We wanted to give people a flavour of the campaign and the support on offer, from online resources to 1:1 mentoring. It was a great session and we’ve shared the lively discussions through a podcast.