Stephen Muers joined Big Society Capital in 2016 as head of strategy and market development and stepped in as interim CEO in May 2020. His appointment as CEO was confirmed in April 2021.
Stephen was previously director of criminal justice policy at the Ministry of Justice, and has held senior roles across many government departments. He is a trustee of the Friends Provident Foundation.
Investing in organisations that help people keep their bills down, making the case for more government support, and focusing on long-term resilience: how social investors can help charities and social enterprises to weather a "perfect storm".
As Big Society Capital marks its 10-year anniversary, CEO Stephen Muers reveals key changes ahead – including addressing past failings on diversity and changing a target return rate that is now “out of step” with the organisation's mission.
Three months after the first-ever major review of Big Society Capital's work, the interim CEO says the priorities now are communicating better, influencing government and addressing a culture that can be off-putting to outsiders.