Social network for community causes, neighbourly.com, appoints new chairman

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Neighbourly.com, the social network that transforms the way companies contribute to community causes, has announced the appointment of Luke McKeever as chairman.

In his previous capacities as CEO, McKeever acquired a wealth of experience helping to grow international, category‐defining software companies such as Portrait Software, a customer interaction optimisation specialist, and OB10 Ltd, the global trading network recently acquired by Tungsten Corporation. He has been a non-executive director at global digital marketing agency, Metia for the past three years.

McKeever said: “Under the stewardship of Nick Davies, neighbourly has achieved great things in this first phase. Through neighbourly, companies like Starbucks, M&S and Carphone Warehouse have already invested money and time in community projects that have changed peoples’ lives for the better. Since inception, the team fully understood how to empower and equip companies to better connect, collaborate, and deliver high‐impact community programmes. I am delighted to be able to provide some guidance to build a truly significant social business that enables companies and local communities to make a real difference to the world around us.”

Nick Davies, CEO and founder, said: “The business world is changing. Brands know that in order to be viable they need to be authentic, and far more visibly involved in society at large. neighbourly has developed a network to help the world’s most conscientious organisations to ‘walk the talk’. We believe that neighbourly will transform the way companies empower their teams to invest in their local communities around the globe. With Luke’s input and guidance, we will help our commercial and public partners make a really big social impact, quickly.”