The SIS Board Chair holds the Board and Executive Team to account for the organisation’s mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of SIS. The Chair also supports, and, where appropriate, challenges the Chief Executive and ensures that the Board works together with the entire SIS executive to achieve agreed organisational objectives. The Chair acts as an ambassador and one of the public faces of SIS, in partnership with the Chief Executive.
About Social Investment Scotland
Social Investment Scotland (SIS) is a charity and social enterprise that makes investments in charities, social enterprises and mission led businesses. Using funding from a variety of sources, SIS provides a range of tailored financial and non-financial support to support the development of sustainable social and/or environmental impact.
SIS’s mission is ‘to connect capital with communities, to make a real measurable and sustainable impact upon people’s lives.’ Since it was set up in 2001, the organisation has made investments of almost £60m to nearly 300 organisations. Alongside the provision of financial investment, a key role for SIS is to build the capacity and capability of organisations via the provision of information, education and support.
SIS is now planning for the transition to a new Chair, to provide leadership to the organisation during the next phase of its growth which will involve becoming FCA regulated and the creation of a new subsidiary to raise additional investment.