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

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

Manfred Meyer

Chief Operating Officer

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin

Claire Quigley

Business and Engagement Director

"Pay cheap, pay twice".

Declan Wilkes

Head of Communications

"Wealth comes in more ways than one".

Rebekah Young

Head of Education - School Age (Mat. Cover)

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

Fiona Montgomery

Head of Education - School Age (Mat. Leave)

"A fool and their money is soon parted".

Nick Smith-Patel

Head of Education - Young Adults

"Price is what you pay, value is what you get" - Warren Buffett

Helen Driver

Collaboration Director

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

Madeleine Marcateus

Project Manager - The Money House

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

Carl Clarke

Lead Trainer - The Money House

"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

Quality & Training Manager

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

Wendy Grace

Education officer

Andreu Quintana

Regional Education Officer - Scotland

"Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Gemma Orr

Regional Education Officer - Scotland

Josh Rigby-Farrell

Regional Education Officer - North West

"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

Knock Knock! Who’s there? Money. Come in!

Mette Barker

South & Freelance Manager

Tope Chiedozie

Lead Trainer - The Money House

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

Wayne Jordan

Senior 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

Pastoral Support Lead/Training Assistant - The Money House

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

Nadia Lamaani

Training Assistant - The Money House

"A wise man once said the best thing money can buy is financial freedom".

Tekisha Henry

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

“ The same way every acorn has the essence of a tree, you have the essence of success".

Seraye Delnissaw

Project Coordinator - The Money House

"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

“The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.”

John Garman

Business Development Assistant

"Is the juice worth the squeeze?"

Reece Whyte

Communications & Design Officer

"Save money, and money will save you!"

Naomi Darling

Communications & Facilitation Officer

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

Jade Jennings

Partnership Manager

"Your future depends on what you do today" - Mahatma Gandhi

Sylwia Szymanska

Education Coordinator

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” - Dave Ramsey

Barry Challis

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

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

"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 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

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

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

Money and Pensions Service

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

Kickstart Money

Primary

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

Quilter PLC

Expansion

Core funding to ensure impact and delivery of financial education.

Garfield Weston Foundation

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

Pimco

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

Man Group

Core operations

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

Hymans Robertson

Delivery - Scotland

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

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

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

Building Societies Trust

Delivery London

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

City Bridge Trust

Delivery - London

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

City of Westminster

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

The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity

Delivery - London

Interactive Investor

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

London Borough of Newham

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 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 London.

People's Postcode Lottery

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

Royal Borough of Greenwich

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 the North West of England.

St James' Place

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 in London.

Wellington Asset Management

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.

The Hiscox Foundation