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New hires for SIS in team expansion

Social Investment Scotland (SIS), has made two new hires in its investment division with the appointment of an investment support manager and investment assistant continuing the growth of its team.

Ling Tsang has been hired for the newly created support manager role, overseeing the smooth and efficient administration of both debt and equity transactions, and Matthew Dzediku joins as investment assistant.

Having worked at RBS for ten years, Ling gained experience in retail banking before joining the business banking team to support the relationship management function and assist customers through the loan drawdown process. More recently, she worked in the healthcare sector as a business administrator for Spire Healthcare.

Matthew recently graduated with a Master’s in Finance and Management with Distinction from Heriot-Watt University with the role at SIS enabling him to take the first steps on the career ladder. As investment assistant, Matthew will work closely with the investment managers to ensure smooth deal flow and provide support with business development and the investment pipeline process.

The new hires will work across both SIS and SIS Ventures – the organisation’s wholly-owned impact investment fund – alongside the wider investments team. The headcount growth follows on from the appointment of Siobhan Moore, SIS Ventures investment manager, in the summer and Jill Arnold, head of SIS Ventures, in November last year.

Commenting on the appointments, Chris Jamieson, head of investments at SIS, said: “We are in an exciting period of development, testament to the strength of our growing team which is helping us to expand our reach and enable our customers to deliver greater impact. In recent months, amid COP26 and the ongoing pandemic, Scotland’s mission-driven businesses and social enterprises have come under a spotlight like never before, which opens the door to a range of opportunities for SIS and our customers.

“Ling and Matthew are welcome additions to the investment division, and both will provide valuable support for our range of customers to ensure every stage of the funding process is as efficient and effective as it can be.”