Candice has been with Big Society Capital since June 2013. She is a member of the Investment Team with a focus on supporting communities to imrpove lives, as well as impact strategy and measurement. She is currently focused on launching Fair by Design, a fund dedicated to ending the poverty premium in the UK. Before joining Big Society Capital, Candice worked as an innovation and growth consultant at The Foundation, advising clients from the third sector, financial services and retail. Prior to this, Candice participated in the social enterprise leadership programme On Purpose, during which she designed and implemented a social impact measurement system for HCT Group. She has an MBA with Distinction from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and a Bachelors’ degree in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). Candice was the first On Purpose alumni representative on the On Purpose Board, and has previously volunteered as a mentor with the House of St Barnabas and the Prince's Trust. She is currently a mentor for Year Here programme participants.
If you live in poverty in this country, you’re more unlikely to have a bank account. And if you don’t have a bank account, you can’t get a direct debit discount for many of your everyday services and utilities. Is that fair? We don’t think so.