1. The New Economics Foundation

Chair of Trustees

Hybrid/London

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is looking for an outstanding new Chair to succeed the late Lord Bob Kerslake. They will bring an in-depth understanding of public affairs and be able to act as a credible external ambassador.

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Who we are

For more than three decades, the New Economics Foundation’s mission has been to transform the economy so it works for people and the planet. We work with people igniting change from below and combine this with rigorous research to fight for change at the top.


The role

The New Economics Foundation (NEF) is looking for an outstanding new Chair to succeed the late Lord Bob Kerslake. They will bring an in-depth understanding of public affairs and be able to act as a credible external ambassador.

For more than three decades, the New Economics Foundation’s mission has been to transform the economy so it works for people and the planet. NEF works with people igniting change from a grassroots level and combines this with rigorous research to fight for change at the top.

NEF has pioneered ideas and practices including co-production, local money flow analysis, social return on investment, ethical investment and social auditing. It has helped give birth to a range of organisations to carry on its work, including the Jubilee 2000 Debt Campaign, the Ethical Trading Initiative, AccountAbility, Time Banking UK, the Community Development Finance Association and the New Economy Organisers Network.

NEF’s current programmes of work are focused on three missions to address the most pressing issues we face today while moving the economic system closer to the Foundation’s 2040 goals:

  • A new social settlement – ensuring we all have the basics of a decent quality of life
  • A Green New Deal – cutting carbon emissions, boosting nature and creating good jobs
  • Democratic Economy – Giving us an equal stake in the places where we live and work
  • With Miatta Fahnbulleh standing down as Chief Executive after eight years in post, Dr Danny Sriskandarajah (former CEO of Oxfam GB) will join the Foundation in January 2024. This time of change for NEF presents an exciting chance to re-evaluate itself as an organisation, as well as its external focus, ahead of the next UK general election.

    The New Economics Foundation is partnering with Nurole, to find a new Chair. You can find out more and register your initial interest at https://www.nurole.com/nef-chair. For any questions or problems, please contact [email protected]

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