Sir Richard Lambert appointed as chair of Big Society Trust

Former editor of the Financial Times will lead body that oversees Big Society Capital

Sir Richard Lambert
Sir Richard Lambert

Sir Richard Lambert, the former editor of the Financial Times and director general of the Confederation of British Industry, has been appointed as the chair of the Big Society Trust.

The trust is an oversight organisation that will monitor Big Society Capital, the £600m provider of wholesale social finance that is due to commence it activities next year.

Lambert was appointed to the board of the trust in July this year, along with other figures from the third sector, government and industry.

"Big Society Capital has the capacity to make a real difference and I am very pleased to be in at the beginning," he said.

Other members of the trust board are:

Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive, Acevo

Gareth Davies, head of the Office for Civil Society

Ian Davis, former managing director, McKinsey and Company

Peter Holbrook, chief executive, Social Enterprise UK

Baroness Jill Pitkeathley

David Robinson, founder, Community Links 

Sir Ronald Cohen, chair, Big Society Capital

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