Positive Money is run by a team of 6 staff who coordinate the campaign, supported by a team of skilled and dedicated volunteers based in our small London office and across the country. We have 5 directors.
Fran joined Positive Money in October 2012 as the Campaigns and Operations Manager. She comes from a science background, and studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, spending a lot of her free time involved with environmental campaigning. After a short time in Tanzania where she volunteered at an orphanage, she returned to Cambridge to undertake a PhD Earth Sciences, her topic was Carbon Capture and Storage. She has also completed internships at the UN in New York and Greenpeace in London. Show More...
Ben founded the organisation in 2010, works on the campaign full time and is also one of our four directors. Ben has spent the last five years figuring out what’s wrong with the financial system. He now spends his time working on the Positive Money campaign, working with MPs, think tanks, charities, academics and unions to promote a better understanding of the real issue with debt-based money and fractional reserve banking. Show More...
Henry started to work with us in June 2012. He works on videos, graphics and the internet to get our message out to as many people as possible. Henry has a degree in Visual Communication (Animation) and Diploma in Art & Design. He has been working as a freelance Web Designer for 2 years since graduating and has experiences in Graphic Design, Web Design & Development, 2D Animation, 3D Design & Animation, Soundtrack Composition, filming and video editing.
Andrew Jackson is Head of Research at Positive Money. Drew joined us as a volunteer in March 2011 and became a full time member of staff in June 2012. Andrew is a co-author of ‘Where Does Money Come From?‘ along with the New Economics Foundation and Prof. Richard Werner of Southampton University. He currently heads up our ongoing research. Show More...
Miriam is Positive Money’s Campaign Director. She joined the team in October 2012. She has over twenty years’ experience in marketing and communications for the urban regeneration and housing sectors, and also in children’s services. When she revisited her previous interest in economics, and in particular the monetary system, she came to the conclusion that it was specifically the monetary system that was the root cause of many of the intractable problems she had been working on. She believes that we can change the monetary system and create a ‘level playing field’; that it is possible to have a system that wasn’t so wasteful; that could harness the unique potential of everyone.
Mira started volunteering with us in May 2011 and became a full-time member of staff in September 2011. Mira heads up our social media, supports our local events and supports local campaigners, as well as taking on much of the administrative work. Mira has a background in economics and has spent the last 3 years doing independent research into the problems with our current monetary system. She became interested in the monetary reform ideas after she realized that the way money is created is the root underlying cause of poverty and most of our social problems today.
We also benefit from a number of volunteers, including:
Graham was involved in the civil service until retiring and spending the last 15 years independently researching the monetary system and potential reforms. He spends two days a week in our office undertaking further research and developing models of the current monetary system and investigating the impact of any potential reforms. He has been a volunteer at Positive Money since May 2011.
Richard Kite has been a voluntary bookkeeper for numerous charities and not-for-profits since he was a student in the 1950s, and assists Positive Money with financial and administrative matters.
Neil was an academic and also a documentary film maker, before becoming a building labourer in 1988 for 4 years, and then setting up his own award winning ecological and conservation building company. This company was sold in 2004. In 1999 Neil set up Natural Building Technologies (NBT see www.natural-building.co.uk), a company that sells and develops high performance environmental building envelope systems for the mainstream construction industry in the UK. Neil is now CEO. Show More...
Andy is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and began his career with business consultants KPMG prior to moving into the third sector. He has well over 15 years’ experience in senior financial management in both national and international charities. His most recent role as Director of Resources covered finance, HR & OD, IT and facilities. Andy now works as an independent consultant, facilitator and executive coach, has a BA in Economics and Politics from Exeter University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Ian left a career in medical research at the University of Edinburgh in 2005 to address the root causes of social, health and environmental imbalances. Since then he has worked for a number of grass-roots charities. Currently at Peterborough Environment City Trust he is developing an adult skill share platform called Greeniversity and enjoys balancing office-based tasks with freelance work as a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist.
Ben Dyson is also a director of Positive Money.