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Team & Directors

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.

Our Team

Fran_circularFran Boait

Fran is Positive Money’s Executive Director. Fran ensures Positive Money works with as many different groups of people as possible, to keep the movement growing. Before joining Positive Money, Fran was a geoscientist researching carbon dioxide storage. Fran became interested in economics and money creation after realising that the environmental and global poverty crises we face could not easily be fixed without re-thinking how the current economic system works, and how to redesign it.


Ben Dyson

Ben founded the organisation in 2010, works on the campaign full time. 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. Ben is a co-author of ‘Modernising Money’ along with Andrew Jackson. Show More...


Mira_circular1Mira Tekelova

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.


Frank van Lerven_circularFrank van Lerven

Frank started volunteering with us in February 2013 and is now working part-time as a Supporter Manager. He was researching issues related to the 1844 Bank Charter Act and its implications for contemporary monetary policy. With an MPhil in Political Economy and a BA in African Development Studies, Frank is especially interested in how Western financial systems (and models) influence  African developmental trajectories.

 


Andrew Jackson

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.  Since March 2014 is working with us on a contractual basis. Andrew is a co-author of ‘Where Does Money Come From?‘ along with the New Economics Foundation and Prof. Richard Werner of Southampton University and co-author of ‘Modernising Money’ along with Ben Dyson. He currently heads up our ongoing research. Show More...



Henry Edmonds

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.

 


We also benefit from a number of volunteers, including:

Graham Hodgson

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

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.

 

 

Our Directors 

Andy Turnbull_circularAndy Turnbull (Financial Director)

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 Tennant_circularDr Ian Tennant (Secretary)

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.


Jennifer Tankard_circular

Jennifer Tankard

Jennifer is Director of Advocacy at the Community Development Foundation (CDF) and leads the Community Investment Coalition, which campaigns for access to fair finance.   From  2008 to 2013, Jennifer worked as an interim manager and freelance consultant in the public, private, not for profit and higher education sectors.  In this time she has advised organisations on a range of management issues, including reputation and crisis-communications management.  Before this, Jennifer held senior communication roles at the Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA), the Audit Commission and in private sector consultancy.


Tony Greenham_circularTony Greenham

Tony is Head of Finance and Business at New Economics Foundation (nef), leading the programme of research into reforming the financial sector and aligning the interests of society and business. In addition to the programme areas of banking reform, monetary policy, community currencies and sustainable financial markets, he has research interests in local and regional development, and post-growth economics. Tony is a regular media commentator on banking issues, contributing to various BBC programmes including BBC Today, Newsnight, Radio 5 Live, as well as Sky News and Channel 4 News and writing for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Mail and Huffington Post. Show More...


 

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