Social Investment Business announced today that Jonathan Jenkins will be leaving after five years as Chief Executive.
He is leaving to take up the role of Chief Executive at London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers a 24/7 advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London. He will remain in post until the end of March 2017.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I have had at Social Investment Business and I leave behind a fantastic team who have consistently delivered innovative programmes to help charities and social enterprises access the funding they need to do more of what they do best. The organisation will now embark on an exciting new era and the incoming CEO will have a brilliant opportunity to help shape the future of social investment.”
Hazel Blears, Chair of Social Investment Business, said:
“Jonathan should be proud of what he has achieved at Social Investment Business. His leadership and vision have helped charities and social enterprises from across the country access the finance they require and he has been a consistent advocate of the importance of focusing on the needs of the sector we are here to serve. He leaves us in an excellent position and I am looking forward to working with our new CEO to continue our important work.”
Jonathan joined Social Investment Business in September 2011 and has helped to design and deliver programmes including the Investment & Contract Readiness Fund and Big Potential.
Social Investment Business will begin recruiting for a new Chief Executive in January when more information will be made available.