Caroline Mason awarded a damehood

We are delighted to report that our Chief Executive, Caroline Mason, has been recognised with a damehood (DBE) for services to the Charity Sector, particularly during the COVID-19 response, in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list. 

Many congratulations to Caroline, who first brought her strong track record of leading innovation in financial services to the social sector - developing the social investment market at Charity Bank, Investing for Good, and Big Society Capital.

For the past seven years Caroline has been Chief Executive at Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, leading us into a new strategy in 2020 which faces up to the implications of climate change, along with a global pandemic and growing inequality.

Reacting to the honour, Caroline said "I am delighted to accept this honour on behalf of all the excellent people that I work with everyday at Esmée and of all the amazing charities and social enterprises that, against the odds, provide so much inspiration and hope."

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