James WestheadHead of Engagement
James is Head of Engagement at Big Society Capital, responsible for building awareness and understanding of social impact investment and helping grow the social impact market. He leads the Engagement Group which includes investor engagement, social sector engagement and communications.
Prior to joining Big Society Capital, for ten years James was part of the leadership team of the education charity Teach First and helped build it into the largest recruiter of graduates developing teachers and leaders for schools most in need.
He previously worked as a BBC News Correspondent, specialising in education, health and social issues and also spent two years in the United States as a Washington correspondent.
In addition to his role on Big Society Executive Committee, James serves on the boards of a number of education charities.