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.

"MyBnk helps young people engage with personal finance through high quality and fun programmes to build financial capability: financial capability helps build lives."

Guy Rigden

Chief Executive Officer

"MyBnk provides an engaging educational experience to young people creating their own journeys."

Steve Korris

Quality and Training Director

"It's top stuff, offering sustainable solutions to our system."

Declan Wilkes

Head of Communications

"Who would have thought that gaining knowledge about finance and money can be so colourful and fun."

Manfred Meyer

Chief Operating Officer

"MyBnk is inspired by input and ideas from young people, which makes it an exciting and fun place to work!"

Mette Barker

Partnership Manager

"When young people understand the world around them, anything is possible. MyBnk helps them to understand their relationship with money and how to make good financial decisions."

Fiona Montgomery

Education Manager

"MyBnk is a creative and exciting organisation that targets the increasing need for relevant and engaging financial education for young people. We can and will put young people first!"

Dominique Kent-Saisch

Education Officer

"I just want to help young people have the knowledge I never had. I want them to understand things like APR as much as they understand LOL."

Carl Clark

Education Officer

"Taking the dull elements of finance, adding some real life and making them actually alright, if not kind of enjoyable!"

Andy Small

Education Officer

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" [Benjamin Franklin]. we help young people go out into the world with sound financial knowledge and to reap the benefits of that knowledge."

Madeleine Berry

Project Manager – The Money House

"Financial education is so vital, yet so hard to come by - which to me seems backwards! MyBnk is wonderful because we work to readdress that balance - put the work that people need in the places people need it."

Nick Smith-Patel

Education Manager - The Money House

"MyBnk is paving the way for a new generation that will be able to pay their own way, have deposits for their own homes and build their own enterprise. It really is the future."

Tope Chiedozie

Education Officer - The Money House

"Hindsight, insight and foresight is the key to knowing yourself in life."

Natasha Gray

Training Assistant - The Money House

“The work that we do as an organisation is highly valuable to each and every young person out there. The way that I engage young people and do my job is a true reflection of how much I enjoy working for MyBnk.”

Shaneka Griffith

Training Assistant - The Money House

"MyBnk shapes young futures into brighter futures by equipping young people with the financial knowledge and tools needed to succeed. MyBnk gives young people valuable skills which they can use in everyday life."

Jade Edwards

Project Coordinator - The Money House

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Nadia Bentoua

Project Manager - Money Mechanics

"Working with MyBnk allows me to feel confident that social change is happening. We get to input into the little changes as well as the big ones and transform young people's lives for the better."

Jessie Bradley

Head of Trusts and Foundations

"Being at MyBnk makes me wonder why there was not a programme like this at my school- it’s fun, interactive and memorable! Working here lets me actively be a part of an important change in improving young people’s lives."

Kruti Shah

Volunteer Manager

"MyBnk puts young people first and financial education is a key asset to have in today’s society. I'm ecstatic to be apart of this organisation!"

Reece Whyte

Communications Officer

"Money really does ‘talk’ and it’s important for young people to learn and speak the language of the financial world they will be entering one day. MyBnk makes it possible for young people to learn about money management in a fun, interactive and inspiring way and equips them for their futures."

Jade Rowlands

Education Coordinator

"Financial education is fantastic"

Bertram Nehls

Office and IT Administrator

Karl-Johan Persson is the CEO and president of the fashion company H&M, which with over 120,000 employees, is one of the largest fashion companies in the world.

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

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

Lily Lapenna-Huda MBE

Chair

"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 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 Tax Incentivised Savings Association.

Carol Knight

Trustee

Karl-Johan Persson is the CEO and president of the fashion company H&M, which with over 120,000 employees, is one of the largest fashion companies in the world.

Karl-Johan Persson

Patron

An alliance of seventeen of Britain’s leading savings and investment firms supporting delivery of our primary school programmes.

Kickstart Money

Primary

Supporting delivery and independent evaluation of MyBnk's major financial education programmes.

Money Advice Service

What Works Fund

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

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

The Money House

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.

Hyde Charitable Trust

Delivery - London

Supporting the development and delivery of Money Mechanics. Financial education for young people who are deaf or blind.

People's Postcode Lottery - Dream Fund

Money Mechanics

Supporting MyBnk's expansion in Southampton and delivery on the Isle of Man.

Old Mutual Wealth

Expansion

Supporting MyBnk delivery in the London boroughs of Islington, Newham and Tower Hamlets.

MUFG Bank

Delivery - London

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

John Ellerman Foundation

Delivery - North West of England

Supporting our operations to deliver financial education to young people.

Man Group

Core operations

Supporting MyBnk delivery of our enterprise education programmes in London schools and youth organisations.

London Stock Exchange Group Foundation

Delivery - London

Supporting our operations to deliver financial education to young people.

Octopus Group

Core opertations

Supporting MyBnk delivery of our Uni Dosh programmes in London schools.

Aberdeen Standard Investment

Delivery - London

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

Wells Fargo

Delivery - London

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

Wellington Asset Management

Delivery - London

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

Building Societies Trust

Delivery London

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

BNY Mellon

Delivery - London

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

Drapers’ Charitable Trust

Delivery - London

Supporting MyBnk delivery of enterprise programmes to young people in London.

Workspace

Delivery - London

Supporting MyBnk delivery of enterprise programmes to young people in London.

Investec

Delivery - London

Supporting MyBnk delivery of enterprise programmes to young people in London.

Allen & Overy Foundation

Delivery - London