This virtual event, supported by The Berkeley Foundation and Trust for London, will launch MyBnk’s new thought leadership research on financial education within the UK leaving care pathway.
We will present overall findings, as well as regional headlines and summarise a call to action. There will also be opportunities for conversation with sector thought leaders and guest speakers on the night.
Chief Executive Officer, MyBnk
Guy Rigden joined MyBnk in 2013 as Expansion Director, becoming CEO in 2016. He has overseen development of MyBnk’s work with young adults in vulnerable circumstances – this includes the integration and expansion of the awardwinning youth homelessness project, The Money House. Guy leads on policy and advocacy and is a member of the Money Advice Service’s Financial Capability Board for the UK and the Consumer Advisory Board of UK Finance. Previously, Guy worked for thirty years in equities as an investment strategist and in emerging markets, before being appointed in 2011 as interim CEO of Microloan, Malawi.
Business and Development Director, MyBnk
Claire Quigley has 18 years of experience in working in business development and fundraising. Before joining MyBnk, she has led teams at leading national charities including the NSPCC, The Prince’s Trust and Tommy’s. Claire’s expertise includes strategy development, relationship management and product innovation. Previously in her career, Claire worked in advertising and sales for BT, the Mirror Group and Truvo. At MyBnk, Clare is responsible for leading the Income and Communications teams, which have grown significantly since she joined the organisation last year
Evaluation Manager, MyBnk
Andrew has over ten years’ experience working as a professional social researcher, specialising in mixed method approaches to evaluate central and local government programmes and interventions. Andrew has specialised in education, welfare-to-work, and youth policy. This has involved designing, conducting, and reporting on evaluations for government departments and local authorities from across the UK, including: Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Education, Ministry of Justice, and Department for Culture, Media, and Sport. Andrew has co-authored a series of published and unpublished reports.
Evaluation Officer, MyBnk
Francesca joined the MyBnk Evaluation Team in early 2022 and so far she has supported the care leavers research project alongside MyBnk’s ongoing impact and evaluation work. Francesca developed an interest in evaluation while working as a fundraiser, having noticed the difficulties of writing convincing grant applications without evidence of impact to support them. Before joining MyBnk, Francesca’s fundraising roles covered events, philanthropy and community activities.
Grants Manager, Trust for London
Ugo Ikokwu is a Grants Manager at Trust for London. He has extensive knowledge and experience of designing programmes and funds that address a range of social issues. In addition to his work at the Trust, Ugo is an advisor to Coalition for Efficiency (CfE), currently Chair of the Alpha Grove Centre and a non-executive director of Do IT NOW NOW (DINN). He has also been elected to the board of London Funders and was previously Co-Chair for London+Acumen, a volunteer-led chapter of Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund.
Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation that aims to tackle poverty and inequality in London. They do this by funding voluntary and charity groups; funding independent research; and providing knowledge and expertise on London’s social issues to policymakers and journalists. Trust for London work on some of London’s most pressing social issues, aiming to improve the lives of Londoners and supporting community groups to thrive.
Youth Ambassador, MyBnk
Glody is a MyBnk Youth Ambassador with care experience who took part in MyBnk’s youth homelessness prevention programme The Money House. She’s currently living in semi-independent accommodation and studying for her A Levels.