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.
Young People Programmes Manager
Young People Programmes ManagerSteph@themoneycharity.org.uk
Fun FactSteph once ate a deep fried tarantula on a trip to Cambodia (despite the fact that she has been vegetarian all her life)… it didn’t taste of much!
Steph leads our work with young people, including our workshops in schools and our Student Moneymanual.
Steph has previously worked at The Money Charity as an Education Officer. She left to live in New Zealand for 18 months, where she worked at The Commission for Financial Capability as a Programme Manager. In this role she set up a network of 80 freelance facilitators, and a Quality Assurance Framework, and ran workplace and community financial education ‘behaviour change’ programmes across the country.
Steph loves working in Education and has previously worked in several schools and helped deliver residential programmes to teenagers aimed at aiding social cohesion. Whilst at The University of Birmingham, she was heavily involved in volunteering and managed the education and training of other student volunteers.
Having delivered talks in schools as an external speaker herself whilst volunteering, Steph is passionate about the huge benefits of using experts to inform young people, and finds the prospect of improving the quality of young peoples’ lives through financial education exciting.
Fun FactJasbinder is a Bollywood star! Sort of... She made a cameo appearance in the 1995 Indian Cinema Movie of the Year 'Dilwale Dulhunia Le Jayenge!'
Jasbinder has a passion for social equality and inclusion. Drawing on over 20 years work experience in health, education and community development initiatives, in the public, social care and charity sectors.
She’s valued for her ability to engage positively with a wide cross section of groups, including Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, disadvantaged young people and those who are socially excluded because of ill health or disability.
For the last 10 years Jasbinder has been working as a freelance trainer as an associate with The Suzy Lamplugh Trust, The National Children’s Bureau, and MyBNK, allowing her the flexibility needed by a busy single mum of 3!
Now a Training Officer motivated by the belief that sound money managing skills are key to an individual’s wellbeing and sense of empowerment, Jasbinder will be ensuring that The Money Charity’s adult money education workshops reach as wide as possible an audience.
Finance & Office Manager
Finance & Office Managerpam@themoneycharity.org.uk
Fun FactDespite her office demeanor, Pam loves nothing more than being covered in mud from walking and cycling along the Thames Path or in the mountains.
Pam joined us in June 2016 and looks after all our finances and administration. She is also Company Secretary of The Money Charity.
Pam has a wealth of experience in finance and accounting, as well as setting up and managing smaller organisations. After starting her career in the UK in investment banking, she moved to Australia and ended up staying there many years. Her career there included both banking and then being a self-employed financial adviser to smaller businesses. She has also worked with charities in Australia and UK, including as a volunteer. Pam enjoys supporting our team in all aspects of delivering The Money Charity’s important goals, with a smooth-running organisation behind them.
Pam believes everyone should have the opportunity to be confident about managing their own money. In today’s increasingly complex financial world, our work is vitally important.