The Money Charity has a small but dedicated and passionate team. Find out more below and if you’d like to join us, have a look at our latest vacancies.
Fun FactMichelle can’t get enough green tea. She has an extensive stash under her desk and orders in bulk to make sure of 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 Young People Programmes
Head of Young People Programmessteph@themoneycharity.org.uk
Fun FactSteph once ate a deep-fried tarantula on a trip to Cambodia (despite the fact that she has been a vegetarian all her life)…it didn’t taste of much!
Head of Adult & Industry Programmes
Head of Adult & Industry Programmeserik@themoneycharity.org.uk
Fun FactErik enjoys running half-marathons and participating in parkrun, as well as travelling with his partner and trying out the latest additions to the London restaurant scene.
Erik joined us in September 2017 and looks after our adult and industry programmes.
Erik has experience working within operations, governance, and debt collections in global retail banks. Starting as a debt collector in the US, Erik has lived in Germany, UAE, Russia and now the UK; he has had the opportunity to work in over 40 countries during his career. Erik has also worked with charities including Citizen’s Advice and Southwark Foodbank.
Erik enjoys helping organisations understand how financial capability can improve their products and services while also supporting the wellbeing of their employees.
Fun FactWhile working in China, a little girl who was new to the centre cried hysterically because she found Shirin’s hair too much to cope with!
Shirin is a graduate in International Business from Nottingham Trent University.
During her final year of university, she was a student ambassador. This involved going into schools in Nottingham and delivering workshops about university, employability skills and money management. She really enjoyed working in education, especially working with pupil premium students and delivering sessions to help them realise the opportunities and different paths they can take in life.
After graduating from university, Shirin taught English to children in China for a year, then went travelling around south-east Asia for two months. These different experiences have really made Shirin interested in working with children and young people. She has always wanted to work in the charity sector and is really happy to have this opportunity.
Head of Finance & Operations
Head of Finance & Operationspam@themoneycharity.org.uk
Fun FactDespite her office demeanour, 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.