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Woodford Investment Management appoints head of corporate social responsibility

Newly-created asset management company Woodford Investment Management (WIM) has appointed Jonathan Smith as head of corporate social responsibility.

Smith has been a director of a number of smaller organisations, most particularly in the marketing communications and social care sectors.
 
He is closely involved with Business in the Community and in 2012 was appointed by the charity’s President, HRH 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. 
 
Craig Newman, chief executive, says: “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.”

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