Stuart is a Partner at EY where he works as a consultant specialising in regulation, conduct and culture in Financial Services. His focus is to achieve fair outcomes for all users of financial products and markets in an increasingly complex world. In addition, he is a sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion at EY, which he sees as a broad landscape including gender, ethnicity, disability, mental health and social equality. As chair of Timebank Stuart is passionate about helping the charity in its objective subjective of building a fairer and more connected society.
Emma attained a degree in Business, with Accounting and Marketing at Middlesex University, which then subsequently led her onto a career as a Finance and Accounting professional. A career that has spanned a little under 20 years, across a variety of sectors. Alongside her role as a Finance professional, Emma has actively been involved with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in several organisations, as she believes that everyone should be able to bring their authentic and unique selves to to their environment and that the celebration of individual identities benefits both an individual and their organisation/community. Emma is one of the race & ethnicity leads of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team for both the UK & Ireland and the global division of the international organisation that she works for. Emma is a strong advocate for mentoring and has actively mentored several individuals along her career. She is extremely passionate about helping communities and increasing the opportunities for those from less advantaged communities. In her spare time, Emma loves to read, to learn, to travel and she also designs costumes for Notting Hill Carnival in London.
Diana Robertson is Vice President of Corporate Affairs for the UK & Ireland at Coty. She joined in 2016 to set up and lead the Corporate Affairs function bringing to the role her extensive experience within the field of communications. Over the years Diana has managed the widest range of projects for both public and private sector organisations and her skills cover both external and internal communications. She is equally at home developing and delivering strategic communication campaigns as well as complex internal change and communications programmes; she is also highly experienced at media management. Diana has also held roles in the voluntary sector prior to her involvement with TimeBank, including stints as a School Governor and Chair of PTA for local schools. Her passion for the Arts also resulted in her taking on the role of Chair of the very first Friends organisation for Rose Theatre, Kingston.
Matt Plen is the Chief Executive of Masorti Judaism, the umbrella organisation for a network of Jewish communities, whose work focuses on community development, leadership training, informal education and youth work. Prior to taking up this role in 2012, he worked for over 20 years in the field of education – teaching and facilitation, teacher training, curriculum development and programme management – in the UK, Israel and the United States. Matt has previously served as a trustee of London Citizens (now incorporated as part of Citizens UK, Britain’s largest broad-based community organising network) and as a founding governor and learning committee chair at Alma Primary, a new Free School in north London. He is also an active volunteer in his local Jewish community, New North London Synagogue. Matt is currently completing a PhD in the philosophy of education at UCL-Institute of Education, where his research topic is Jewish Social Justice Education.
Susan Crichton is a solicitor with over 30 years of in-house experience mostly within the financial services industry. At TSB she completed its separation from Lloyds and oversaw its IPO including the induction of the new Board and creation of the Legal and Company Secretariat team. Prior to that she was General Counsel for the Post Office and previously worked at Old Mutual/ Skandia where her role focussed on risk and corporate governance. She was also General Counsel (EMEA) for GE Money for nine years where her role included responsibility for legal, compliance and government relations in the region. Susan has been a volunteer school governor in Bucks for over 15 years and until recently was a trustee at the local hospice.
Chris Weavers works for the NASUWT, the teachers’ union, where he leads the union’s political engagement as well as relationships with a wide range of external organisations domestically and internationally. He previously worked for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, advising and supporting the local authority’s majority group on policy and political matters. Outside work, Chris is very active in governance of public bodies, addressing issues including education, crime and housing and is also a trustee of an almshouse charity.
Charlotte Beckett is a freelance Strategy Director with over 20 years’ experience in the communications industry. She has worked with a range of sectors including charity/not for profit, (local) government, financial services, FMCG, tech/startups and healthcare. Throughout her career Charlotte has focused particularly on projects with a strong purpose-driven and social change element. Her experience ranges from consumer research and behavioural insight (she has a MSc in Consumer Psychology) to brand strategy, fundraising, innovation and experience design.
Outside work, Charlotte is a senior volunteer for Crisis at Christmas, and has previously been a mentor on the House of St Barnabas’ employment academy programme, and a member of the Crisis 50th Anniversary Board.
Camelia Ram has deep interest in helping individuals evolve their skills in the face of changing circumstances. She has been responsible for designing and implementing global talent and performance practices at Fidelity International. She has previously worked in leadership consulting at Heidrick & Struggles, helping FTSE 250 clients synchronise strategy and talent. Camelia holds a PhD in Operational Research from the London School of Economics (LSE). She is a regular contributor to Dialogue Review, the flagship publication for Duke Corporate Education. She is also a mentor for Ivy House London. She enjoys travel, rowing, swimming and yoga.