Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

29 May 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Nick O’Donohoe, the chief executive of Big Society Capital, has today announced that he will be leaving the social investment wholesaler by the end of the year.


Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

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