Meet the team

Staff & Associates

Sarah Edwards

Executive Director

Sarah has worked in advocacy and campaigning on social justice issues for the past two decades, most recently at Tearfund where she led their Global Advocacy Team, focusing on the need to tackle the environmental crisis and global poverty together. She has previously worked on a range of human rights and global justice issues, including at Jubilee Debt Campaign, Anti-Slavery International, and Health Poverty Action.

Sarah lives in North London with her husband and two children, where she is involved in preaching and teaching in her local church and is a trustee of the local Foodbank. She enjoys reading, exploring nature, running and eating chocolate!

Rosie Venner

Money Makes Change Programme Manager

Rosie joins us from Christian Aid where she worked for 8 years as a Regional Coordinator with churches, volunteers and campaigners in Essex, and then as Deputy Head of the South East Region. She has also worked for Student Christian Movement and the Diocese of Lichfield and is passionate about supporting Christians to put their faith into action to create a fairer world.

Outside of work she enjoys gardening, drinking tea, climbing trees with her three small children and reading books whenever she gets a chance. She worships at St Martin’s in Worcester.

Bryn Lauder

Communications and Campaigns Manager

Bryn has spent most of his working life in various roles within the Church. He joins us from within the Baptist Church where he worked as a communications assistant and prior to that he worked within the Methodist Church as a Children’s worker. Bryn is passionate about encouraging Churches and Charities into the 21st Century, helping them to engage with social media and reach out to new audiences.

Bryn studied Mission & Ministry at Cliff College. He currently worships in his local Methodist church. Outside of work Bryn loves to spend time outdoors with his family, eating delicious food and reading a good book.

George Amadi

Movement Builder

George is a lawyer by background and a Minister of the Gospel. He is the Senior Pastor of the GoodNews Church in London which also has branches in Nigeria and Malawi.

He gave his life to Christ at the age of 12 and at age 14, he started preaching the gospel. By the grace of God, he founded a youth fellowship at the age of 16.

He was elected the President of the Christian Lawyers’ Fellowship of Nigeria both at the University and later on at the Nigeria Law School.  George joined us as a Resource and Training Officer (Black Majority Churches) in October 2022 and hopes to bring his years of leadership experience to leave a lasting positive impact.

Ben Leach

Ben Leach Associates

Finance & Operations Partners

Ben is a chartered accountant, who has worked alongside charities and social enterprises from a variety of backgrounds in his career as a practising accountant.

Ben and his team are actively involved in supporting charities working in the spheres of poverty and social inequality, and have a vision for a world in which the accounting industry plays its part in shaping a fairer, greener future.

Ben is based in Sheffield, where he is kept busy by the demands of two young children! When he’s not working, he’s active in church life, and in his spare time likes to go cycling, play football, or add a new board game to his growing collection.

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Oliver Goldsmith

Grant Funding Support

Olly joins the team from XLP, an amazing London Youth charity, where he worked as a Fundraising Manager. He is passionate about supporting organisations that address the root causes of poverty and inequality, and has enjoyed engaging with charities including Tearfund, Oxfam and The Children’s Society.

Olly is a law graduate, and balances his fundraising support for charities like the JustMoney Movement with his role as a Legal Advisor for St. Andrew’s Refugee Services, based in Cairo. In his spare time Olly loves to travel, read, cycle, and play sports.

Matt Ceaser

Movement Builder

Matt is interested in the intersection of faith and politics, both at a theoretical and practical level. He previously worked as an intern with the Joint Public Issues Team, before setting up the Methodists for Ukraine refugee resettlement program. He is passionate about equipping Christians to take the first steps in acting for justice where they are.

He lives in east London with his wife, and is usually found watching or playing sport, listening to podcasts, or attending gigs and games across the city. He worships at his local Baptist church.

Patrons

Mike Royal

Bishop Mike Royal

Mike is the General Secretary of Churches Together in England He is the former Co-CEO of Cinnamon Network, a charity helping churches with their community engagement. He was a founding trustee and pioneer with Transforming Lives for Good TLG working with vulnerable children and young people at risk of exclusion from school. Mike has been in ordained ministry since 1993 and became a Pentecostal Bishop with the Apostolic Pastoral Congress in 2016. He has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to ecumenism at a local, regional and national level.In 1990, he brought legal proceedings challenging the Church Commissioners’ policy on investment, arguing that they gave insufficient weight to ethical concerns arising from the Christian faith. He is the author of 26 books on the interface of Christian faith and wider culture.

Dr Selina Stone

Dr Selina Stone is the Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theological Education at Durham University with a focus on diversity, belonging and social responsibility. As lecturer in theology at St Mellitus College (2017-2022), her teaching focused on Christian theology and ministry, and the issues of social injustice, including the problems of class and economics. Her PhD completed in 2021 at the University of Birmingham examined the tensions between British Pentecostalism and Social Engagement and will be published by Brill in 2023. Her Master’s degree in Theology, Politics and Faith-based Organisations is from King’s College London (2014). Dr Stone is a trained community organiser, having worked at the Centre for Theology and Community in East London (2013-2017). She worked as the lead organiser for a local campaign against payday lenders within the London Borough of Lambeth, ensuring local voices were at the forefront of the council’s financial resilience strategy. 

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The Rt Revd William Kenney

Bishop Kenney was professed in the Passionist Congregation in 1963. After studies for the priesthood, he gained a License in Theology at Heythrop College and was ordained in 1969. He studied sociology and psychology at the universities of Växjö and Gothenburg and worked as a parish priest and academic sociologist within the Catholic Church in Sweden, before pursuing doctoral studies at the LSE. He then lectured in and was Director of Studies at the Dept of Religious Studies in the University of Gothenburg.
Bishop Kenney was ordained bishop in 1987. Besides his duties as Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, he lectures extensively and is a well-known leader of retreats. He served as President of Caritas Europe (1991-95), is a member of the International Dept of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales and represents the Conference in COMECE. He is a member of the Las Casas Advisory Board.

Trustees

Prof Geoff Moore

Chair

Geoff was Professor of Business Ethics at Durham University Business School, where he continues as an Emeritus Professor. He researches into and teaches sustainability and corporate responsibility. 

In addition to academic interests in this area, Geoff has maintained a practical interest in corporate responsibility issues largely through the Fair Trade movement. He was for many years the Chair of a small ‘World Shop’ retail outlet in Durham; helped to establish and served on the Council and Board of Shared Interest Society, an ethical investment vehicle established to support the Fair Trade movement; and was also a non-executive director of Traidcraft, the UK’s leading Fair Trade organisation. He continues to serve as a trustee of the Traidcraft closed pension scheme, and is also the chair of the management committee of the William Leech Research Fund.

Geoff is a Reader in the Church of England.

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Fr Simon Cuff

Vice-Chair

Fr Simon Cuff is a Tutor and Lecturer in Theology at St Mellitus College. He studied Philosophy and Theology and Jewish Studies at Oxford University. His doctoral research was on the reception of Scripture in recent philosophy and critical theory. He has a passion for social justice in every area of life. In his ministry he has had an association with craft of community organising through Citizens UK, working alongside the Living Wage campaign. He is also a trustee of Migrants Organise, which seeks to use the tools of organising to help migrant and refugee communities to build their capacity to act in society . He has a keen interest in Catholic Social Teaching, sacramental theology and evangelism, and the use of Scripture in systematic theology and political thought.

Dick Johnson

Revd Dick Johnson

An ordained priest of the Church of England, Dick has worked for the past twenty years as a workplace chaplain, first in the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexleyheath and more recently in Worcestershire.

When in London he was a member of the then mayor Ken Livingstone’s Sustainable Development Commission. Dick now combines his role as Development Officer for the ecumenical charity Faith at Work in Worcestershire, promoting and supporting workplace chaplaincy around the county, with that of Lead chaplain for both West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.

He is a trustee of Workplace Chaplaincy Mission UK (formerly called the Industrial Mission Association) a founding partner in ECCR, and is WCM UK’s nominee as a trustee for ECCR. Dick has worked in Japan, where he and his wife Yuki met, and the Phillippines.

He has been a supporter of ECCR for more than 20 years.

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Andy Treharne

Andy Treharne joined the board of ECCR in 2022 and is passionate about individuals and organisations using their money ethically.  Andy has a decade of experience in financial management within the public sector and he is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  In addition to his role with ECCR, he is a member of an advisory body to the trustees of the Student Christian Movement having previously served as the deputy chair of trustees.  He lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and 2 young children who keep him on his toes.

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Grace Bally-Balogun

Grace is an experienced IT, Change Management and HR professional with a commercial career spanning 20+ years. She is also a Theological Educator, Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, and an Ordinand at St. Mellitus College in London. Grace recently completed her doctorate in “Leadership Transition and The Trinity” at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland (where she also received an MA in Church Ministries). Grace also has an MA in Christian Leadership (St. Mellitus College/Middlesex University) and an MSc in Computing for Commerce & Industry (Open University).

Grace was a member of Tearfund’s Dream Team from 2017-2018 providing strategic input into Black-Majority Churches strategy. She is the Founder of The Deborah Gathering™ ministries, a network for women in ordained ministry, lay ministry and the marketplace. She was the first Chair of Shell UK Ltd. African Employee Network (2003-2011) and former Chair of Bringing Hope Ltd. She is a Trustee of the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).

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David Haslam

Revd David Haslam is a Methodist Minister who has worked in Coventry, Southampton and London. He was minister of Harlesden Methodist Church from 1974 – 1987 when he became Secretary of the Churches Commission for Racial Justice, as an Associate Secretary of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. He was a minister in south London and chaired the Christian Socialist Movement from 1999 to 2005. He helped found the Dalit Solidarity Network (UK) in 1998 and the international network in 1999. In 2012 he started the Methodist Tax Justice Network which in 2018 became Church Action for Tax Justice (CATJ).

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Denise Wilkinson

A lifelong member of The Salvation Army, Denise is currently employed at their UK headquarters in London, heading up a team of Salvationists from across the country who work and support local Salvation Army churches understand the principles and benefits of being Generous Disciples.

Denise is an experienced administrator who has worked within the pharmaceutical industry and other commercial businesses in and around London.

Matthew Richards

Matthew is a freelance writer, mainly covering investing and climate change. He spent 20 years in journalism and the investment industry, including spells as a reporter at the Financial Times, strategist at UBS, and senior fund manager at the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church. 

Matthew lives in London with his wife and three children, and goes to Our Lady of Lourdes church. He enjoys swimming, cycling, reading, and writing a novel, all of which he does rather slowly.

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Sue Richardson

Sue Richardson is newly retired from Christian Aid where she worked for 25 years as a regional staff member in the East Midlands and for the last decade as a theological adviser with a particular focus on working with those in training for both lay and ordained ministerial roles.

She is Roman Catholic, introduced to Liberation Theology in the 1980s and heavily influenced by Latin American approaches to Bible reading and community theologising. She has spent both her working life and her free time in the voluntary sector, serving as a local councillor, setting up local environmental action groups and serving as a Citizen Advice Bureau adviser and trustee. She is married and lives in Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire with six grandchildren within babysitting distance! She grows vegetables and reads voraciously and, despite coming from Sunderland, has no football interest at all!

Jeroen Bromilow

Having spent most of his career as a chartered accountant in financial services, Jeroen is passionate about seeing money being used to drive positive change for both society and the environment. He has extensive experience of the finance function, through working in values-driven organisations such as Triodos Bank and Legal & General, and partnering with institutional clients and pension funds around the world to promote a more inclusive and sustainable finance sector. He is currently based in Bristol, where he enjoys being involved in his local church, volunteering with a homelessness charity, and running/cycling in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Simeon Mitchell

Simeon has always wanted to change the world, and is committed to working alongside others for social, ecological and economic justice. He currently serves as Secretary for Church and Society for the United Reformed Church and as Team Leader of the Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Churches, supporting the Churches in their political engagement and their witness for justice and peace. His background is in international development, and he has substantial senior-level experience of working across advocacy, policy, communications, marketing, fundraising, campaigning and governance in church and charity contexts. He is a member and local preacher in the Methodist Church, and lives in Oxford with his wife and three fast-growing children.

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