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Cliff PRIOR Chief Executive Officer, Big Society Capital, London


1975-1978 Biochemistry, University of Oxford
1978-1982 Crisis intervention counsellor
1982-1988 Special Needs Housing, New Islington & Hackney Housing Assn
1988-1994 Policy and Planning Director, Stonham Housing
1994-1998 Programmes Director, Mental Health Foundation
1998-2006 Chief Executive, Rethink
2006-2016 Chief Executive Officer, UnLtd
since 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Big Society Capital, London


2000-2004 Member, NHS Modernisation Board
2000-2006 Member, NHS Mental Health Task Force
2000-2006 Vice Chair, Long Term Conditions Alliance, Acting Chair during 2005
2004-2005 Medicines Commissioner - final appeal body for licensing of medicines
2005-2006 Member, Disability Rights Commission Formal Inquiry
2005-2006 Member, National Leadership Network for Health and Social Care
2005-2006 Member, Secretary of State for Health's personal Sounding Board
2006-2009 Commissioner, Healthcare Commission
2008-2011 Member, Civil Society Advisory Body, Cabinet Office
2008-2011 Chair, UnLtdWorld
2008-2016 UK Grants Committee, Comic Relief
2011-2016 Member, Advisory Board, Big Society Capital
2012-2013 Member, Cabinet Office Skills and Leadership Review
2013-2015 Member, Chair of mission alignment group, UK Advisory Board to G8 Impact Investment Taskforce
2013-2017 Non Executive, UCL Partners
since 2016 Member, UK Practitioner's Council