Big Society Capital names Stephen Muers as new CEO


Interim appointment confirmed as permanent after 14-month search for Cliff Prior's replacement.

LONDON, England - April 28, 2021 (PRESS RELEASE)Stephen Muers (pictured), who joined Big Society Capital in 2016, has been interim CEO since May 2020, when the outgoing boss Cliff Prior left to take up the top job at the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment. It was announced in February 2020 that Prior would be leaving and the board said at the time that the search for a replacement would begin immediately.

In the past year Muers has led the planning of Big Society Capital's strategy and overseen its response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Among his upcoming tasks will be launching a new strategy later this year.

Muers was previously a director of criminal justice policy in the UK civil service and held senior posts in the Cabinet Office and the Department for Energy and Climate Change. He is a trustee of criminal justice watchdog Fair Trials International and chair of trustees for Friends Provident Foundation, an independent grantmaker.