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 

Payments

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