Business in the Community, whose president is HRH The Prince of Wales, has appointed Amanda Mackenzie as the fourth Chief Executive in its 34-year history.
Mackenzie has worked at a senior level for FTSE 100 firms across a range of sectors including retail, insurance, energy and technology. Most recently, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Aviva, where she led Aviva’s rebranding from Norwich Union and was the first woman to be appointed to the Group Executive of the insurer. Mackenzie sits on the Board of Mothercare and The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and was a member of the Davies review to get more women on boards.
Commenting on her appointment, Mackenzie said: "For over 30 years Business in the Community has been lighting the way in helping companies conduct responsible business. I feel very privileged to lead this organisation. Their work is needed now more than ever before. I see our job to help businesses serve the communities around them that have helped them be successful.”
Mackenzie succeeds Stephen Howard, who will continue to work through projects which represent his passion for social purpose including Chair of the National School Partnership, Chair of the independent charitable trust Power to Change and Director of The Big Society Trust. He also continues as a member of the London Enterprise Panel and Director of Big Issue Social Investments.
Mackenzie will assume her position 3 October.