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

Quality & Training 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

“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

Project Manager – The Money House

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 Griffith

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

Project Coordinator - 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

Jonathan Douglas

Evaluation Officer

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

Beth Donaghey

Education & Training assistant

Jessie Bradley

Head of Trusts & Foundations

"A penny saved is a penny earned".

Kruti Shah

Volunteer Manager

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

"Pay cheap, pay twice".

Declan Wilkes

Head of Communications

"Save money, and money will save you!"

Naomi Darling

Communications & Facilitation Assistant

"Is the juice worth the squeeze?"

Reece Whyte

Communications Officer

"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

Linda De Abreu

Finance & HR Officer

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’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 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 20 of the UK's leading savings and investment firms supporting delivery of our primary school programmes.

Kickstart Money

Primary

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.

L&Q

The Money House

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

Quilter PLC

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

London Stock Exchange Group Foundation

Delivery - London

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

Aberdeen Standard Investment

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.

Allen & Overy Foundation

Delivery - London

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

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy

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 Works to vulnerable young people in London.

City Bridge Trust

Delivery - London

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

The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity

Delivery - London

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

The Jack Petchey Foundation

Delivery – London

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

StepChange

Delivery - London

Supporting Money Buzz, our financial education programme for young people focusing on energy efficiency.

UK Power Network

Money Buzz

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

Hymans Robertson

Delivery - Scotland

Supporting our back office to deliver financial education to young people.

NDL Foundation

Core operations

Supporting our back office to deliver financial education to young people.

Paul Hamlyn

Core operations

Supporting our operations to deliver financial education to young people.

Man Group

Core operations

People's Postcode Lottery

Supporting our volunteer offering

Supporting our operations to deliver financial education to young people.

Octopus Group

Core opertations

Garfield Weston Foundation