Award winning senior adviser and social tech entrepreneur, Edward Evans, has been appointed as Nominet Trust’s deputy director.
Evans joins the team from the Cabinet Office, where he led the government’s work on innovative finance, blending philanthropic and commercial investment to scale social ventures. This included leading the Cabinet Office’s work to establish the $100m (£70.6m) Dementia Discovery Fund.
In addition to his extensive experience of social investment, he brings his insight as a social tech entrepreneur, having previously set up the successful youth engagement enterprise, Social Breakfast.
Evans will use his experience to lead the Trust’s strategic and partnership development.
Talking of his new role at the Trust, Evans said: “Nominet Trust has an impressive track record of investing in social tech, something I’ve experienced first-hand when Social Breakfast secured backing from the Trust. I’m joining a strong team that champions some of the UK’s most exciting and innovative ventures using tech to drive social change.”
Nominet Trust was founded in 2008 by Nominet, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for the smooth and secure running of the .uk internet infrastructure. It is the UK’s only dedicated tech for good funder, offering business support to social technology ventures through its funding programmes, partnerships and campaigns such as the annual NT100 – a celebration of the most innovative social tech ventures from across the world.
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