Dougie is a member of the investment team, currently focusing on our Early Action & Prevention work. In particular, he is exploring the role for social investment in mental health, social venture capital, and angel impact investing. He has also been involved in work on communities & place, arts & culture, and debt fund investing.
Dougie joined Big Society Capital on secondment from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2016, to help construct BSC's new strategy, and became a member of the investment team full time in 2017. At BCG, he worked with media, finance, healthcare, energy, consumer, and social impact clients on a range of strategic and operational projects.
Dougie is a trustee at Carefree, a social care charity providing breaks for unpaid carers through a tech platform connecting them to hotels and cottages. He has also mentored and provided strategic advice to a number of social enterprises and charities. He holds a degree from the University of Oxford in History and Economics.
In a virtual interview with Future World VC, Dougie shares insight into Big Society Capital's investment thesis and what we look for in emerging managers.