Jeremy Nicholls to step down from Social Value UK and Social Value International
Jeremy Nicholls will step down as chief executive of Social Value UK and Social Value International in June this year.
In a statement, Mr Nicholls said he didn’t have any immediate plans for the future although he hoped to stay involved in the arena.
He said: “It’s very difficult to step down from a role that I love and from leading the organisations which I helped start and have grown over the past decade.
My interest in the network’s long-term goals of reducing inequality remains as strong as ever
“I don’t have any immediate plans for the future, although my interest in the network’s long-term goals of reducing inequality by changing the way the world accounts for value remains as strong as ever and I hope to stay involved.”
Mr Nicholls has held the chief executive role at Social Value UK for ten years and at Social Value International for three years. He has contributed regular essays to Pioneers Post and to its predecessor Social Enterprise magazine about social accounting and social value.
There are 23 national social value organisations under the umbrella of Social Value International. The organisations’ goal is to create “an international movement to change the way society accounts for value”.
Richard Kennedy, chair of Social Value UK, said: “Jeremy has been the bedrock of the social value movement and from humble beginnings has built a robust, impactful and sustainable business.
“His tireless campaigning to change the way society accounts for value and to reduce inequality has created countless wins but there is still so much to be done.”
Simon Faivel, co-chair of Social Value International, highlighted the legacy Mr Nicholls will leave. He said: “Around the world, Jeremy’s passion, warmth and wisdom are renowned. He has left a deep, positive impression on how organisations should account for the value they create or destroy.”
Social Value UK said the next steps for recruiting Mr Nicholls’ replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.
Read Jeremy Nicholls’ Pioneers Post articles here.