Niamh Goggin

Niamh Goggin has worked in social finance, social enterprise and local economic
development in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Central America since 1991.  She was the first Chair of the UK Community Development Finance Association (cdfa) and Secretary of the European Microfinance Network.  She developed Change Matters, the cdfa’s performance framework for social finance organisations and researched and wrote Charity Bank’s first social impact report.  She has raised £2 million in capital investment and £3 million in social finance deposits to finance third sector capital and social enterprise projects in Northern Ireland.  She has managed Charity Bank’s lending programme in NI, which has approved £3.2 million in social finance loans.  She raised the funding for, developed and launched an accredited Investment Readiness Programme (Advanced Diploma in Third Sector Sustainable Investment) with the University of Ulster.  She is currently advising Big Local on social investment in up to 150 areas in England.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

B.Sc. (Hons) Economics – The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland;

MBA, The Open University, UK.