Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register to get unlimited access to Citywire’s fund manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Woodford IM hires Prince Charles' business ambassador

Woodford IM hires Prince Charles' business ambassador

Woodford Investment Management (WIM) has appointed Jonathan Smith as head of corporate social responsibility.

Smith has worked as a director of a number of smaller organisations, particularly in the marketing communications and social care sectors. In 2012 was appointed by the charity’s president, the Prince of Wales, as his business ambassador in Wales.

Smith will join Woodford Investment Management on a part-time basis on 1 July and he will spend six months developing the company’s CSR strategy before becoming full time in January 2015. 

Commenting on the appointment, chief executive Craig Newman said: 'It is extremely important to me to make sure that we pay proper regard to our wider social responsibilities as our business develops and Jonathan’s appointment reinforces this commitment.

'His understanding of the social agenda, coupled with his outlook and approach fit perfectly with what we are looking to accomplish at Woodford Investment Management. Our aim is to use successful business performance as a springboard to make a measured and meaningful contribution in a wider social context.'

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play Video special: what Scottish DFMs think of SNP election flop

Video special: what Scottish DFMs think of SNP election flop

As delegates gathered for Citywire Scotland, we asked them their take on the election.

Play Keith Skeoch: 'passive has a part to play'

Keith Skeoch: 'passive has a part to play'

In the third part our series, Skeoch outlines his vision for Standard Aberdeen.

2 Comments Play Keith Skeoch: why I believe markets will make 'substantial returns'

Keith Skeoch: why I believe markets will make 'substantial returns'

In an exclusive interview, Standard Life CEO Keith Skeoch tells us why he takes an optimistic view on markets just about everywhere.

Read More
Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: Rathbones' fund boss on spotting emerging talent

1 Comment Profile: Rathbones' fund boss on spotting emerging talent

A great fund manager is really easy to spot, says Mike Webb, chief executive of Rathbones Unit Trust Management

Wealth Manager on Twitter