Deborah Smart is Head of Programmes at the Social Investment Business (SIB), one of the UK’s first social investors. Deborah has over a decade of experience in social finance and grant making, and worked within SIB’s Investment Performance team before taking on responsibility for SIB’s grant programmes in 2013. As Head of Programmes she has managed numerous grant and investment readiness programmes and overseen the delivery of £120m of grant funds.
Prior to joining SIB Deborah spent time working in the hospitality industry and the private sector, before beginning to work in social finance when she joined The Social Enterprise Loan Fund in 2005. Deborah is a trustee of a small Essex based broadcasting charity and is also a 2015 Clore Social Fellow.