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Big Society Capital appoints new Chair

The Board of Big Society Capital has appointed Robin Hindle Fisher as its new Chair.

Hindle Fisher will take over from Sir Harvey McGrath who has chaired the UK social impact investment organisation for the last eight years since taking up the role in January 2014.

Hindle Fisher has long experience in both the investment management industry and the charity sector – bringing together both dimensions of Big Society Capital’s mission of building the social impact investment market in a way that works for both investors, and social enterprises and charities. Robin has served for over twenty years on the boards of a number of charities including Scope and Family Fund and was chair of the Extra Costs Commission in 2014-15. He is currently a Governor and Chair of the Grant Making and Innovation Committee at Motability.

He also had a career in investment management including as Managing Director of Henderson’s pension fund business and Chief Executive of Phillips & Drew Fund Management. He is currently deputy chairman of Ruffer LLP and partner at Hay Hill Partners where he works as a business coach and executive mentor.

Hindle Fisher also brings lived experience of social inequality having been born with disabilities caused by the drug thalidomide.

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