Dave Neilson

Chief Executive

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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