Big Issue Invest has announced the appointment of Danyal Sattar as its new Chief Executive Officer. Danyal joins the social investment arm of The Big Issue from The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, where he held the role of Head of Social Investment.
In his time at The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Danyal has cemented a reputation as one of the most respected leaders in the impact investment sector. During his tenure, the organisation invested £15m in charities and social enterprises, in line with their solving UK poverty mission.
Sattar was one of the six co-conveners of the Social Impact Investors Group, which coordinates social investment activity amongst UK trusts and foundations.
Previously to The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Danyal worked for Big Society Capital and the Access Foundation for Social Investment. Danyal spent time at Esmee Fairbairn Foundation managing their social investment fund and environmental grant making. Prior to that, he held a position at Charity Bank in the lending team. He has also held roles at the Brussels-based network International Association of Investors in the Social Economy, the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, local investment fund the Aston Reinvestment Trust, and at the think-tank New Economics Foundation.
Danyal will start in the role Chief Executive Officer of Big Issue Invest on 3 December, 2018.
Danyal Sattar said of his new role: