Christine is a freelance researcher, writer and consultant with a specialism in financial reform. She was formerly Principal Director for Policy & Government at the New Economics Foundation (NEF), where she led NEF’s work to shape policy for a fairer, more sustainable economic system. Christine was also Head of Policy and Research at ShareAction, where her work on investors’ legal duties was widely credited with triggering a review by the Law Commission, as well as successfully changing both government and opposition policy. She holds a first class BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, where she specialised in political economy.
Bruce is Joint Managing Director of Abundance Investment, the first regulated debt crowdfunding company in the UK. He is also a visiting research fellow at the Bauman Institute at Leeds University and was a cofounder of Zopa, the first peer-to-peer lending platform. Bruce gained an MA from the University of Cambridge and has since worked for companies large and small on branding, innovation and research.
James leads the development of strategy across the Triodos Bank group internationally, incorporating 6 country offices, investment management and private banking. Since joining Triodos in 1998, James has advised on bond issues and share offers for leading social enterprises and charities, managed equity investments in a range of early stage businesses, and was the Managing Director of Triodos Renewables PLC from 2005 to 2012. James holds a MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University and has served as a member of the Investment & Contract Readiness Fund Panel and an author of a report for the G8 Social Investment Taskforce. He is a member of the Global Steering Committee for the UNEP Finance Initiative and has served on the board of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association.
Sue is the Head of Corporate Stewardship Finance within WWF-UK and has been with WWF-UK since 2010. Previously Sue had been with Barclays for 23 years and had undertaken a number of senior roles, including Financial Controller for the Global Retail and Commercial Bank, Head of the Finance and Reporting Service Centre, and Group Programme Director Sarbanes Oxley. Sue is a chartered accountant with 23 years of experience in the finance sector and a German degree (BA Honours) from Exeter University.
Robert has overall responsibility for ICAEW’s seven specialist faculties (audit and assurance, corporate finance, finance and management, financial reporting, financial services, IT and tax) and leads ICAEW’s work in ethics, governance, business law and sustainability. Robert is responsible for ICAEW’s thought leadership and research programmes and its support for the Audit Quality Forum. Robert is an ICAEW chartered accountant and was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.