Dave Neilson

Chief Executive of Fusion21 Ltd


Dave is responsible for the overall strategic management and future direction of Fusion21. He is instrumental in shaping the vision for the organisation, and is a champion for innovation,  collaboration and sustainability.

Dave has been in his current role as Chief Executive of multi-award winning social Fusion21 for ten years. Acting as a strategic change agent, innovator and champion of ethical and social business he has ensured strong growth for the organisation which has procured over £550M in contracts to date. From a background in Building Surveying for a local authority Dave has over 25 years working in the sector.

A strong networker with high level relationships within the social housing and social enterprise sectors at local, regional and national levels, Dave has considerable non-executive experience in social enterprise, CVS and community interest companies. His achievements to date saw him named as a finalist in Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2013; he is also a member of the E3M Group – a national group of leading social enterprise Chief Executives seeking to support the growth and influence of social enterprise across the UK.

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