Peter Holbrook might offer the new approach SEC needs

The Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC) announced yesterday that Peter Holbrook will become its new CEO when Jonathan Bland leaves next year.

I heard Holbrook speak at Voice 09. He’s currently CEO of Sunlight Development Trust in Gillingham, Kent. He was really good at Voice – quite challenging, but seemed like a good guy and Sunlight is remarkable.

As a social entrepreneur from outside London maybe he will help SEC move away from its obsession with Whitehall. Let’s face it, the government-can-make-social-enterprise-grow model has been given a pretty good airing over the last few years and is starting to look questionable. It’s time for a new approach and maybe he is the person to do it.

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