Big Society Capital welcomes new Investment Committee member


Big Society Capital is delighted to announce that Patricia Keiko Hamzahee has joined its Investment Committee.

Patricia has 20 years’ experience in investment banking and financial communications, and currently runs Integriti Capital, which helps social enterprises attract private capital and advises private capital providers on responsible investment strategies.

She is co-founder of Extend Ventures, which works to increase access to funding for diverse startups and small businesses; the Black Funding Network, which is a community of individuals who intentionally look to fund small Black-led community non-profits; and GiveBLACK, which published the “Valuing the Black Philanthropic Pound” report to help galvanise Black giving in Britain.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Social Enterprise UK as well as a Trustee  of Ballet Black, Theatre Royal Stratford East and NFL UK Foundation. She a member of Women in Social Finance and on the Advisory Board of Shaw Trust and Money A+E. She has previously been a Trustee and Chair of the Development Board of Black Cultural Archives;  Senior Advisor with The Good Economy  social value advisory firm; and a member of BVCA’s Responsible Investment Advisory Group.

Big Society Capital’s Investment Committee is the group responsible for making investments and for the organisation’s portfolio, along with reporting its activities to the board.

Patricia Keiko Hamzahee FRSA, new member of Big Society Capitals’ Investment Committee, said:

"For those who know me, I am a fierce advocate for access to funding for the under represented and underserved. That is why I brought my conventional finance experience to the social investment sector where innovation can create opportunity and sustainability. From blended finance to CDFIs, social investment into change-making social enterprises across the country can help build resilient economies to weather today’s challenges and generate tomorrow’s community wealth.

I look forward to joining Big Society Capital’s Investment Committee to shape investment that meets the needs of communities across the UK."

Stephen Muers, Chief Executive of Big Society Capital, said:

“Patricia’s wealth of knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the Investment Committee. Her track record across different roles of working to facilitate investment and funding for communities and organisations which are often overlooked will be particularly valuable to help maximise Big Society Capital’s ability to make a difference through our investment.

We look forward to working with her to continue to generate impact where it is needed more than ever.”

Press contact: Ian Young

About Big Society Capital

Big Society Capital is the UK’s leading social impact investor. Its mission is to grow the amount of money invested in tackling social issues and inequalities in the UK. We do this by investing our own capital and helping others invest for impact too. ​

​Since 2012, we have helped build a market that has directed more than £8 billion into social purpose organisations tackling issues from homelessness and mental health, to childhood obesity and fuel poverty, a ten-fold increase in ten years.​

Patricia Hamzahee