Work with us

Support the financial wellbeing of people in vulnerable circumstances

We recently produced our inaugural strategy after a period of in-depth insight and evidence gathering in order to discover what good work is already happening in the sector. Our initial focus is addressing the problem of access to affordable credit by providing support and funding for the affordable credit market. 

A role with purpose

We are committed to being a diverse organisation that is truly representative of the communities we serve. We are an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive environment where all employees can contribute to their fullest potential. Our organisational culture shapes how we work and we aim to operate in a way that is true to our values.

Joining our team at this early stage means you will have the opportunity to significantly shape our work and the impact we can have on the lives of people in financially vulnerable circumstances.

Opportunities

All vacancies and opportunities will be posted on this page.

There are currently no openings to join the Fair4All Finance team.

Please check back soon and follow us on Twitter to hear when we’re next recruiting. 

Values

We live the following values

We are inclusive

We want to work in partnership with others who have experience and expertise and share what we have; we do not want to duplicate work done by others

We are transparent

We are open and invite contribution in all we do

We are purpose orientated

We operate with the needs of vulnerable people at the heart of everything we do

We have a service mentality

We operate with humility and provide a practical commercial service to those seeking to improve financial inclusion

We are agile and innovative

We iterate potential solutions rather than designing for perfection

We work holistically

We seek to understand the problems we are trying to solve from both the viewpoint of the whole system and the individual effected

The team

Sacha Romanovitch
Sacha Romanovitch
CEO
Sacha Romanovitch
CEO

As CEO of Fair4All Finance Sacha leads the organisation to deliver on our mission: to increase the financial wellbeing of people in vulnerable circumstances through access to fair and affordable financial products and services. She has a background in driving purpose led change in business through her previous roles as CEO at Grant Thornton and as the inaugural chair of Access Accountancy.

She has extensive experience of working with businesses, government and civil society to address key systemic issues and is also Co-Chair of the Inclusive Economy Partnership, on the Board of London & Partners and a non-executive Director at Leapfrog Investments through which she brings unique perspectives to her role at Fair4All Finance.

Becky Claydon portrait
Becky Claydon
Director of Operations
Becky Claydon
Director of Operations

Becky leads on looking after the people, processes, systems and resources which enable our work.

Becky has a diverse operations and advisory background working across the private and social sector. Prior to joining Fair4All Finance, Becky was a Compliance Consultant with Bates Wells, providing regulatory advice to social investors, asset managers, fintech and other financial services providers. She also worked as an independent consultant advising social funders and social enterprises on governance, compliance and operations.

Becky previously headed up the operations of Fair Finance, one of the UK’s leading Community Development Finance Institutions, providing fair and affordable credit and debt advice services to vulnerable people. Becky started her career in international development, working for Christian Aid supporting and managing the delivery of large government and institutional donor-funded contracts and grants.

Alongside her work at F4AF, Becky is a trustee of Oasis Community Partnerships, a charity providing community services across the UK and a member of the investment committee for the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action (CIVA).

Becky has a BSC in Physics and an MSc in Global Ethics from the University of Birmingham.

becky@fair4allfinance.org.uk

Tom Lake
Tom Lake
Head of Policy and Strategy
Tom Lake
Head of Policy and Strategy

Tom leads on strategy and policy for Fair4All Finance. He formerly worked in the Government Inclusive Economy Unit in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, where he led the policy development work to establish Fair4All Finance. Previously, he worked at tech start-up GoCardless, founded a social enterprise, and spent four years at Accenture in their digital and international development practices. He holds a BSc from the University of Bath.

Tom@fair4allfinance.org.uk

Temi Odesanya
Executive Assistant + Office + Marketing Coordinator
Temi Odesanya
Executive Assistant + Office + Marketing Coordinator

Temi joined Fair4All Finance in November 2019 as Executive Assistant + Office + Marketing Coordinator. Prior to joining the team, she worked in private wealth management as a Relationship Manager and an Assistant Relationship Manager serving high-net worth clients in the Middle East and Africa. Before that Temi worked in Social Enterprise UK and Social Firms UK in membership and marketing roles.

Temi has the Investment Advice Diploma, an MA in Social Entrepreneurship and a BSc (SocSci) in Politics and International Relations.

temi@fair4allfinance.org.uk

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Fionn Sharpe
Policy and Strategy Advisor
Fionn Sharpe
Policy and Strategy Advisor

Before joining Fair4All Finance, Fionn worked in public affairs and communications at the Money and Pensions Service and its predecessor organisation the Money Advice Service. He also has experience working in the external policy team at Toynbee Hall. Prior to that, he spent a year teaching English in a secondary school in Dortmund, Germany. Fionn works across a number of projects on programme development, delivery and stakeholder engagement.

Fionn@fair4allfinance.org.uk

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Hanadi Al-Saidi
Social Researcher and Advisor
Hanadi Al-Saidi
Social Researcher and Advisor

Before joining Fair4All Finance, Hanadi completed her Master of Public Administration in Economic Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to that, she spent three years working within homeless serving agencies in Canada’s public sector, as well as supporting the establishment of a non-profit refugee health clinic. Hanadi works as the lead on research and impact measurement and ensures that the needs of the target cohorts are integrated within all programmes.

Hanadi@fair4allfinance.org.uk

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Sarah Williams-Gardener
Consultant
Sarah Williams-Gardener
Consultant

Sarah’s business experience spans a variety of sectors with expertise in stakeholder relationships, communications, marketing & corporate affairs. Sarah was a founding member of Starling Bank and it was here where she developed an interest in Financial Inclusion. Proud to have led on initiatives with humility via empowerment such as the creation of the “Gambling Block” which gave individuals freedom for customisation and control of their spending. Sarah will be leading on the consumer insights, markets and product design opportunities for the affordable credit market.

Jonathan Turner
Consultant
Jonathan Turner
Consultant

Jonathan is an ex PwC Financial Services Consulting partner with a specialism in FS technology. He has a broad range of experience in delivering change at a range of FS organisations generally enabled by technology. He also led the PwC Payments and Open Banking practices in the UK. Jonathan will be leading on understanding the technology opportunities for the affordable credit market, including how affordable credit providers can best scale.

Leonie Jarrett
Communications
Leonie Jarrett
Communications

Leonie is a third-sector communications specialist and has worked with a number of charities and social enterprises in the UK and overseas. She is currently leading the development of Fair4All Finance’s brand and communications strategy. She holds a Social Policy degree from the University of Bristol.

Board Members

Linda Stevens
Company Secretary
Linda Stevens
Company Secretary

Linda worked with PwC for 27 years and has extensive experience of leading and working with dynamic, complex and diverse leadership teams and developing business strategies for successful business performance. Linda qualified as a chartered accountant and chartered tax professional and also has an MBA.

Faith Reynolds, Fair4All Finance Board Member
Faith Reynolds
Board Member
Faith Reynolds
Board Member

Faith is a consumer finance expert. She acts as the Independent Consumer Representative on the Open Banking Implementation Entity Steering Group and authored the widely-read report: Open Banking: A Consumer Perspective and Consumer Priorities for Open Banking. Faith is a non-executive director for the Current Account Switch Service. This year she was named as one of the Standout 35 on Innovate Finance’s Women In Fintech Powerlist.

Until recently, Faith was a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel at the FCA where she was the lead for technology and innovation. Previously, she was on HMT’s Financial Inclusion Taskforce and established Toynbee Hall’s financial inclusion work in the heart of London’s East End. She was awarded the Clore Social Leadership Fellowship in 2010.

Ingrid Kukuljan
Ingrid Kukuljan
Board Member
Ingrid Kukuljan
Board Member
Ingrid has a career spanning 22 years in the financial sector and a wealth of experience across asset management, capital markets and venture capital. The majority of her career has been in asset management and she was included in Citywire’s first ever-global compilation of 1,000 Best Fund Managers in the world. She is currently Head of Impact at Hermes Investment Management known as Federated Hermes. She brings onboard expertise in investments, fundraising and FinTech. Ingrid is Investment Committee Board Member for Girls Friendly Society, one of the oldest charities in the UK.
James Invine, Board Member Fair4All Finance
James Invine
Board Member
James Invine
Board Member

James Invine is a sell-side equity analyst at Societe Generale. His focus is the banking sector and its various commercial, regulatory and macroeconomic drivers. He brings knowledge of investor appetite for and concerns with the financial sector. James is a trustee at The Limehouse Project, a charity based in Tower Hamlets that helps marginalised individuals to overcome barriers to stable, fulfilled lives by providing advice, training and community development.

Joanna Elson
Joanna Elson OBE
Board Member
Joanna Elson OBE
Board Member

Joanna is Chief Executive of the Money Advice Trust, whose vision is to help people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence. Last year the Trust helped over 220,000 people to manage their debts via National Debtline and Business Debtline, supported 4,400 money advisers through its Wiseradviser service and delivered vulnerability training to 44 organisations.

Previously, Joanna was Executive Director at the British Bankers’ Association running their policy department for personal and small business customers. Before that she was a House of Commons researcher and prior to that a primary school teacher.

In 2010, Joanna was awarded an OBE for services to people in debt.

Joanna is a director of the financial services trade association UK Finance, representing vulnerable consumers, Chair of the Advisory Panel at Birmingham University’s Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, a selection panel member for the Open Banking for Good challenge (part of the Cabinet Office’s Inclusive Economy Partnership), a Commissioner for Energy UK’s Vulnerability Commission, and a member of the ABCUL/Lloyds Banking Group Grants Committee, the government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum and HM Treasury’s Home Finance Forum.

She is also Vice Chair of the Friends Provident Foundation and a Chartered Director.

Sir Leigh Lewis
Sir Leigh Lewis
Board Member
Sir Leigh Lewis
Board Member

Sir Leigh Lewis spent 37 years as a civil servant, latterly as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions from 2005-2010. Amongst his other current appointments, Sir Leigh is Chair of the alcohol education charity, Drinkaware, Vice Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and a visiting fellow at Greenwich University Business School.

Richard-Collier-Keywood
Richard Collier-Keywood
Chair
Richard Collier-Keywood
Chair

Richard was appointed as the Founding Chair of Fair4All Finance in February 2019 after being selected by an independent panel chaired by Sir Leigh Lewis. Richard was on the second Dormant Asset Commission in 2017 which looked at the expansion of the dormant assets scheme and was previously Global Vice-Chairman at PwC.

He has been working in an advisory capacity with DCMS on the subject of financial inclusion since 2018 and is currently Chair of a number of companies, charities and social enterprises, including the School for Social Entrepreneurs.