Cliff Prior

Cliff Prior

CEO of Big Society Capital (United Kingdom)

Cliff Prior CBE became Big Society Capital CEO in March 2016. BSC is the wholesale investor and market champion for UK social investment.

Previously he was CEO of UnLtd for social entrepreneurs, supporting 13,000 new startups, and building a 50-country Global Social Entrepreneurship Network.

Cliff was CEO of Rethink, for people affected by severe mental illness, and earlier work included counselling, youth, civil rights, social housing, supported housing, community care, offender resettlement, learning disability, dementia, and R&D.

Cliff is involved in the Global Steering Group on social impact investment and a non-exec at UCLPartners. He was a founding trustee of Clore Social Leadership and Local Trust, a member of Comic Relief’s UK Grants Committee, an adviser to Government, and a serial social entrepreneur.