About us

Meet our advisory groups

Alongside our ambassador and trustees, Pennies is supported by our two advisory groups, who volunteer their time and expertise for free

Retail and Hospitality

The Retail and Hospitality Advisory Group – made up of industry leaders from across high-street retail, e-commerce, restaurants, pubs and hospitality – plays an important role in helping Pennies reach more businesses, consumers, and ultimately raise more vital funds for charity.

Ian Filby (Chair)

Non-Executive Chairman, Joules


Elliott Goldstein 

Partner, The MBS Group


Jillian MacLean  

Founder & MD, Drake & Morgan


Catriona Marshall

Founder, Transforming Lives 


Matt Williams  

CEO, Topps Tiles 


David Robinson  

Managing Director, Pets at Home


Ben Fletcher 

CFO, Shop Direct 


Don Williams 

Partner – Retail Sector, KPMG 


Kate Nicholls  

CEO, UKHospitality 


Helen Dickinson  

Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium 


Our Payments Advisory Group is made up of members of the payments, technology and financial services communities, helping Pennies respond to trends and changes in consumer payments and unlock more technology for good.

Peter Ayliffe (Chair) 

Deputy Chairman, Coventry Building Society 


Les Matheson 

CEO, Personal & Business Banking, RBS 


Mark Gausden 

Vice President, Oracle


David Yates 

President, Global Real-Time Payments, Mastercard 


Jana Mackintosh 

Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Worldpay  


Gregor Dobbie 

UK Managing Director, Vocalink 


Jon Braithwaite

UK & I CIO, Compass Group 

Ian Benn

Managing Director Northern Europe, Ingenico 


Ian Rutland

Head of Relationship Management, Pollinate International 


Roger Alexander 

Non-Executive Director at Accourt, Caxton FX, AvantCard, Valitor