Fun FactMichelle can’t get enough green tea. She has an extensive stash under her desk – she orders in bulk to make sure she has a constant supply!
Michelle was a welcome addition in November 2011 as our Chief Executive. She leads all aspects of the charity, as well as representing us in the public sphere.
She is well versed in the financial services industry, having spent 13 years at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in a variety of management roles. Her particular area of expertise is financial capability which she developed while she held a leading role in implementing the national strategy for financial capability at the FSA.
Additionally, she was instrumental in setting up the Consumer Financial Education Body (now Money Advice Service) where she was Manager of the Chief Executive and Chair’s Office.
Michelle’s extensive interest and passion for financial capability fuels her aspiration to increase and diversify The Money Charity’s offering, with the overarching goal to empower people in the UK to stay on top of their money.
Head of Adult & Industry Programmes
Head of Adult & Industry Programmesliz@themoneycharity.org.uk
Fun FactLiz was a go-getter at a young age, and earned money ringing church bells for wedding ceremonies, (this must have given her good luck on that front as she’s been married for 29 years).
Liz began her work with the charity in the early days when it was still a debt charity.
She started off in a volunteer capacity, helping people deal with their debt. She is now an essential part of our Senior Management Team, leading on our work in the adult space and with the financial services industry.
Liz’s work ethic is in part reflected in her educational history. After finishing her BSc in Mathematics from Southampton University, she completed a PhD in Applicable Mathematics from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (London University), after which she took a break from the academic world to become a busy mum of two.
Her debt advice background is enormously useful for the organisation and she also oversees The Money Charity’s popular Spendometer App, which has been downloaded over 140,000 times since it was released.
She believes that everyone can stay on top of their money, and enjoys being part of the process of enhancing financial capability.
Fun FactHelen is a massive animal lover and volunteers at London Zoo on weekends.
Helen graduated from University of Chester in 2013 with a BSc in Animal Behaviour. During this course, she did a short work placement in the education department at Battersea Dogs and Cat Home and fell in love with working in education (and the dogs).
After completing her degree Helen trained as a science teacher. She enjoyed engaging with the students and realised the importance of preparing students for the future. Although she decided not to remain in teaching she retains a strong interest in education and outreach work.
After qualifying, Helen worked for the student finance tour, delivering presentation to schools and colleges all around London about student finance.
Policy and Communications Officer
Policy and Communications Officerfrank@themoneycharity.org.uk
Fun FactFrank has a geeky obsession with, and uncanny memory for, data and maps. He can name almost every country on a world map and give a reasonably accurate estimate for its population (but can’t remember anyone’s birthday).
Frank joined the Money Charity in June 2015 having previously worked in research for local government, health and education projects.
Here at The Money Charity he leads our work on policy and communicates what we do, as well as producing our own original research pieces.
Having graduated from Sheffield University with a degree in Economics and Politics, he has a long held interest in financial inclusion, capability and the tax and welfare system.
A lover of spreadsheets, he looks forward in particular to producing new research to help support our work.
Head of Young People Programmes
Head of Young People Programmesbianca@themoneycharity.org.uk
Fun FactCompeting in a rowing race on the Thames, Bianca once rammed the Barcelona Olympics gold medalist coxless pairs. They were not pleased.
Bianca joined The Money Charity in October 2015, prior to this she was a business improvement consultant changing the way organisations think and behaviour to gain better measurable results within their industry.
Bianca specialised in the public sector working on cultural transformation, change management, leadership and development and personal effectiveness. She was also a principle of a large charity school for students with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties aged 13-19. She is passionate about helping others develop and achieve their personal and work life goals. Outside of work she has just move to London to start her life with her partner and has a keen interest in the Film, Theatre and Arts culture having acted and directed plays on stage.
Fun FactCarrie loves travelling and has had many international adventures including bungee jumping in Belgrade and watching the full moon set over the Sahara desert.
Carrie joined The Money Charity in October 2015, having spent the last 6 years working as a teacher and trainer in various countries.
Here at The Money Charity, Carrie looks after the adult money workshops, looking for opportunities to deliver the workshops with organisations and non-profits and expand the profile of our adult training. She believes that financial capability can help improve people’s quality of life and looks forward to applying her teaching and training background to new sector.
Outside of work, Carrie is studying for a Master’s in Education, Gender and International Development, and enjoys swimming, cycling and yoga.