Nick Temple, Deputy CEO of Social Enterprise UK, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Social Investment Business (SIB). He will be leaving Social Enterprise UK at the end of December to take up his new position at SIB in January 2018.

Nick joins Social Investment Business after six years as Deputy Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK, the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK.

During this time, Nick has helped Social Enterprise UK more than treble its membership numbers, developed the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, led for the organisation on healthcare and research and he also chairs the Social Investment Forum.

Prior to this, Nick worked with organisations including the British Council and UnLtd, and before that was Director of Policy and Communications at the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

Nick said:

“I am tremendously excited to be joining Social Investment Business and cannot wait to get started. Since 2002 it has played a crucial role in the development and growth of social investment and has helped thousands of organisations improve people’s lives.

“I am joining at a very important time. We need to make social investment work for more charities and social enterprises and Social Investment Business is brilliantly placed to test innovative approaches and explore new partnerships that can help tackle the big challenges we face as a country.”

“I have been privileged to work with a fantastic team at Social Enterprise UK over the last six years and am now looking forward to working with the SIB team and board.” 

Peter Holbrook, CEO of Social Enterprise UK said:

“I’m sad that Nick will be leaving us but thrilled for him also. He’s made an incredible contribution over his time here and has always worked with such industrious commitment. It’s great to see another of our team go on to take up such a fantastic opportunity.”