The Money Charity has a small but dedicated, passionate team. Find out more below and if you’d like to join us, have a look at our latest vacancies.
Michelle 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 and setting up the Money Advice Service. In addition, Michelle is a trustee of Gambleaware and a member of pay.uk’s End User Advisory Council.
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 Workplace & Communities
Head of Workplace & Communitiesrhiannon@themoneycharity.org.uk
Rhiannon oversees our adult Financial Wellbeing work in Workplace and Community settings, as well as leading on Consultancy activities.
Prior to working in the third sector, Rhiannon spent the majority of her career at the Financial Conduct Authority, ensuring that customers of the UK’s retail banks, building societies, credit unions, consumer credit providers and the debt advice sector were treated fairly. Rhiannon is also a longstanding volunteer with a range of financial and mathematics education charities and has conducted academic research into the enactment of policies of Financial Education in UK schools.
Rhiannon is particularly passionate about breaking down taboos around talking about money, building individuals’ Financial Capability, regardless of background, while using insights from our front-line activity to advocate for structural change to the UK financial system and wider society.
In her spare time, Rhiannon enjoys spending time with her young family, enjoying London culture and travelling to see family and friends across Europe.
Young People Programmes Manager
Young People Programmes Managernatalia@themoneycharity.org.uk
Natalia supports the Young People’s team, looking after our Workshop consultants and delivering Workshops. She also develops projects such as our Teacher Resource Packs.
Natalia has three years’ experience working in PR at Diageo and the Public Relations & Communications Association, as well as a variety of experience in the education sector. She has experience as a Cover Teacher in UK Schools, teaching English in China, and developing education projects with Street Child.
Natalia is passionate about supporting Young People, and in educating them on the key skills that are required for adult life. She is determined to prepare Young People for living independently and aims to empower them to understand how to manage their money.
Natalia loves to travel and has recently returned from a 1 year volunteering placement in both Nepal and Sri Lanka. She enjoys meeting new people, trying out new activities and trying out different foods. She loves spending time outdoors, so is very happy to have Clapham Common and other parks so close by!
Finance & Operations Manager
Finance & Operations Managercamille@themoneycharity.org.uk
Camille maintains our financial and technology systems as well as providing administrative support to the whole team.
Camille joined us after completing a degree in Accounting and Finance at BPP University. Her biggest wish as a graduate was to start a career in the charity sector.
Camille enjoys seeing her team deliver exceptional work, and promoting wellbeing through Financial Capability.
Outside of work, Camille runs a small business called Theory Tea. Every Saturday, she attends markets around London giving people the chance to create their own tea blend. She also enjoys reading, practising yoga and discovering all the beauty nature has to offer.
Lewis is the primary contact for the adult-facing side of our work in Workplace & Community settings, building client relationships, coordinating workshops, as well as supporting regional consultants.
Prior to joining The Money Charity, Lewis spent almost 10 years within the Financial Planning industry, gaining technical expertise by way of the CII Regulated Diploma in Financial Planning and practical business skills working within demanding client-focused roles.
Lewis’ passion for Financial Wellbeing has grown from his own experiences talking with friends and family, witnessing first-hand the emotions that surround the subject of money. By empowering others to manage their money well, Lewis hopes he plays his part in breaking down the financial barriers that many face.
Outside of work, Lewis enjoys all things sporting, particularly football and tennis which he follows all year round. Lewis also still holds a keen interest in History, the subject he studied at university which now feels an awful long time ago!
Policy & Marketing Officer
Policy & Marketing Officerolivia@themoneycharity.org.uk
Olivia responds to policy and regulatory consultations that are relevant to Financial Wellbeing and Financial Capability, produces our monthly Money Statistics report and helps develop overall policy stances. She also supports the Young People and Workplace & Community teams with promotion and marketing.
Olivia is an MA Political Theory graduate who has also previously worked for financial services company Punter Southall Aspire. Gender and economic inequality are two issues that are really important to Olivia. She views the financial services policy space as an area where raising awareness about Financial Inclusion and Financial Education can be used to make real and meaningful progress towards the wider goal of achieving social and economic justice.
In her spare time, Olivia is a keen artist, mostly specialising in portraiture painting. She also loves to read about pre- and Medieval history and archaeology.
Communications & Marketing Manager
Communications & Marketing Managerjames@themoneycharity.org.uk
James heads up our external-facing communications and marketing, raising awareness of the charity and engaging people with our work and messages.
James has worked extensively within the charity sector for local, national and international causes, taking in a variety of roles with a common thread of communications. He has also spent time working in digital publishing, contributing to a wide skills-set and knowledge base encompassing multiple aspects of communications and marketing.
James loves aligning creativity with quality and a sharp attention to detail and is passionate about communicating effectively in an engaging way that entertains with a purpose.
Outside of work, James runs around after his children, plays an active role in his church and tries to squeeze in time for cricket, football and as many films as possible.
On Maternity Leave
On Maternity Leavesteph@themoneycharity.org.uk
Steph leads on our work with Young People across the UK, including our Money Workshops, Student Money Manual and Teacher Resource Packs.
Steph has a background in working and volunteering in education and the charity sector in a variety of roles. This has included working in schools, on National Citizens Service programmes, and for government. Steph has international experience as a Programme Manager at The Commission for Financial Capability in New Zealand, which involved running workplace and community Financial Education ‘behaviour change’ programmes across the country.
Steph is passionate about helping people gain more confidence in managing their money and enjoy the control and freedoms it brings, especially young people.
In her spare time, Steph loves to travel and enjoys the challenge of spending as little as possible on everyday expenses, in order to be able to afford to go on as many holidays a year as she can (although these trips may be dramatically reducing now that she is a parent!)