neighbourly.com appoints Luke McKeever Chairman

17 September 2014
Luke LI pic2neighbourly.com, the social network transforming the way that companies contribute to community causes, today announces 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 plc, a customer interaction optimisation specialist, and OB10 Ltd, the global trading network recently acquired by Tungsten Corporation plc. He has been a non-executive director at global digital marketing agency, Metia for the past three years.McKeever comments: “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 adds: “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.”About neighbourly.com neighbourly is a social network set to change the way companies contribute to and participate in causes that they care about. While leading a local marketing agency, Nick Davies was involved at the sharp-end of deploying community engagement programmes. He recognised the challenges that companies faced when trying to engage their staff and the local communities. He knew that if he could find a way to use technology and data to help businesses and communities work together to deliver shared value, he would increase the amount of money companies were willing to invest in local projects. neighbourly does this today.For further information please contact:Nick Davies nick.davies@neighbourly.com +44 (0)7803 727584, or Luke McKeever luke.mckeever@neighbourly.com +44 (0)7866 626920For press enquiries please contact David Mieny, Metia Ltd: david.mieny@metia.com +44(0) 20 3100 36981