Our People

Meet the team and our supporters on a mission to empower young people to take charge of their future by bringing money to life.

"Money is too important to be left to chance".

Guy Rigden

Chief Executive Officer

"Sound as a pound".

Steve Korris

Expansion and Impact Director

"Control your money or it'll control you".

Michelle Heywood

Commercial Director

“And for my means, I'll husband them so well, They shall go far with little.” [Shakespeare]

Manfred Meyer

Chief Operating Officer

"Pay cheap, pay twice".

Declan Wilkes

Head of Communications

“Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” [John Wooden]

Fiona Montgomery

Head of Education - School Age

"A fool and their money is soon parted".

Nick Smith-Patel

Head of Education - Young Adults

Dominique Kent-Saisch

Education Officer

"I want young people to understand things like APR as much as they understand LOL".

Carl Clarke

Education Officer

"The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.” [George Freeman]

Andy Small

Education Officer

"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".

Laura Mattson

Education Officer

"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]

Wendy Grace

Education officer

"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".

Laura Ellis

Regional Education Officer - South

"Having money shouldn't cost you".

Natalie Bartlett

Regional Education Officer- South

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." [Benjamin Franklin]

Madeleine Berry

Business Development Manager

Tope Chiedozie

Lead Trainer - The Money House

"Take care of the pennies and the pounds take care of themselves!"

Wayne Jordan

Lead Trainer - The Money House

“Always remember to spend on your NEEDS, before your WANTS”.

Shaneka Osaro

Lead Trainer - The Money House

"Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you”. [Maya Angelou]

Natasha Gray

Training Assistant - The Money House

"MyBnk is more than just a job. It's a lifestyle!"

Nadia Lamaani

Training Assistant - The Money House

"If you want to be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting".

Jade Edwards

Partnership Manager - The Money House

"It's not about resources, it’s about resourcefulness".

Avantika Taneja

Project Manager - The Money House

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. [Benjamin Franklin]

Seraye Delnissaw

Project Administrator - The Money House

“Everyone needs MyBnk in their lives."

Keeley Stephenson

Training Assistant - The Money House

"Wealth comes in more ways than one".

Rebekah Kelly

Quality & Training Manager

"Your financial life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get".

Jonathan Douglas

Evaluation Officer

“Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money, when what they don’t know is how to use it.” —Frank A. Clark

Andrew Corley

Evaluation Manager

"Cash rules everything around me, Get the Money, Dollar Dollar Bill Y’all".

Beth Donaghey

Education & Training assistant

"Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime".

Adam Foster

Fundraising Officer

"A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart." [Jonathan Swift]

Philippa Swift

Business Development Assistant

"Is the juice worth the squeeze?"

Reece Whyte

Communications Officer

"Save money, and money will save you!"

Naomi Darling

Communications & Facilitation Assistant

"If money is the sea, learn to ride the waves".

Jade Rowlands

Partnership Manager

"Money speaks every language in the world".

Kate White

Education Coordinator

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery".

Bertram Nehls

Office and IT Administrator

“The best things in life are free".

Linda De Abreu

Finance & HR Officer

KJP, Chair of H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion companies, supporting engagement with and offering opportunity to MyBnk programme participants.

Karl-Johan Persson

Patron

Roger is SEB UK Country Head and the former Lord Mayor of London

Sir Roger Gifford

Patron

Former Chair of Trustees to MyBnk, Beatrice has been the Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Investor AB and of Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M since 2005.

Beatrice Engstrom-Bondy

Patron

Michael Norton OBE is the Honorary Director, Trustee of CIVA and a long standing patron of MyBnk.

Michael Norton OBE

Patron

Noel is Chairman of NHS Digital (HSCIC), Chairman of Healthcare UK Advisory Board, a non-executive director of NHS England and Chair of its Specialised Commissioning Committee.

Noel Gordon

Patron

"We are looking at the first generation in living memory that is expected to be poorer than their parents. MyBnk can solve this."

Asesh Sarkar

Chair

"MyBnk is about giving future generations financial freedom, work readiness and a better quality of life."

Lily Lapenna-Huda MBE

Trustee

"I love the fact that the young, vibrant, energetic MyBnk team care enough to dedicate themselves to helping other young people."

Maggie Morrissey

Trustee

“MyBnk’s creative approach empowers young people to become financially savvy, enabling them to achieve the best outcomes possible.”

Yasmin Drakes

Trustee

"MyBnk is unique not only in its work but its ability to reach out to young people and educate them at their level."

Viral Kataria

Trustee

"MyBnk has found a way to make these essential life skills simple to understand and fun."

Karim Kefi

Trustee

Simona is currently Managing Director at BlackRock in London.

Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff

Trustee

Gary works for the UK Government at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in Whitehall, London.

Gary Coyle

Trustee

Carol is Chief Operations Officer at The Investing and Saving Alliance.

Carol Knight

Trustee

KJP, Chair of H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion companies, supporting engagement with and offering opportunity to MyBnk programme participants.

Karl-Johan Persson

Patron

An alliance of 20 of the UK’s leading savings and investment firms, supporting development, evaluation and delivery of programmes for primary school children.

Kickstart Money

Primary

Funding MyBnk's progressive financial education initiatives for young adults in England.

Money and Pensions Service

Supporting The Money House project to help young people moving into independent living.

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

The Money House

Supporting MyBnk in the South-East, London and the Isle of Man to deliver financial education to young people.

Quilter PLC

Expansion

Supporting The Money House project to help young people moving into independent living.

The Berkeley Charitable Foundation

The Money House

Supporting The Money House project to help young people moving into independent living.

Pimco

Supporting The Money House project to help young people moving into independent living.

L&Q

The Money House

Supporting MyBnk’s operations, key functions of delivery and evaluation, allowing us to deliver effective financial education to young people.

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy

Delivery - London

Supporting the expansion and delivery of MyBnk programmes to vulnerable young adults in Scotland.

Robertson Trust

Supporting our core functions to enable our delivery of financial education to young people.

Octopus Group

Core opertations

Supporting the expansion and operations behind MyBnk programmes to the North West of England.

John Ellerman Foundation

Delivery - North West of England

Supporting our core functions to enable our delivery of financial education to young people.

Paul Hamlyn

Core operations

Supporting MyBnk delivery of Money Works to vulnerable young adults in Yorkshire and Humber and the rest of England.

StepChange

Delivery - London

Supporting the expansion and delivery of MyBnk programmes to vulnerable young adults in Scotland.

Hymans Robertson

Delivery - Scotland

Supporting the expansion and delivery of MyBnk programmes to vulnerable young adults in the North West of England.

St James' Place

Supporting our core functions to enable our delivery of financial education to young people.

Man Group

Core operations

Supporting MyBnk delivery of Money Works to vulnerable young adults in London.

City Bridge Trust

Delivery - London

Supporting MyBnk delivery of Money Works to vulnerable young adults in London.

The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity

Delivery - London

Supporting MyBnk delivery of our enterprise education programmes.

London Stock Exchange Group Foundation

Delivery - London

Supporting our core functions to enable our delivery of financial education to young people.

NDL Foundation

Core operations

Supporting MyBnk delivery of Money Works to vulnerable young adults in London.

Wellington Asset Management

Delivery - London

Supporting MyBnk delivery of Money Twist to young people in London schools.

Building Societies Trust

Delivery London

Supporting the continued development and delivery of programmes for young people with sight impairment.

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Supporting Money Buzz, our financial education programme for primary school students focusing on energy efficiency.

UK Power Networks

Money Buzz

Supporting MyBnk delivery of Money Works to vulnerable young adults across our UK locations.

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

Core funding to ensure impact and delivery of financial education.

Garfield Weston Foundation