Meet Our Team
Pensions for purpose exists as a bridge between asset managers, pension funds and their professional advisers, to encourage the flow of capital towards impact investment

Impact investments are investments that align with the environment and society.

We aim to empower pension funds to make informed, sustainable investment decisions through our member Community, training, events, Impact Lens research and unique Knowledge Centre.

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Charlotte O'Leary

CEO

How often do you get the opportunity to align your personal and professional ambitions, to actively influence and be empowered to do so? This is exactly how I feel about my role within…

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Karen Shackleton

Chair & Founder

Years ago, I can remember stopping on London Bridge as the commuters marched past me, thinking '"there must be more to investment than this”. I began yearning to find a way to make a positive difference…

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Stephanie Windsor

COO

I grew up on a London estate and although I was lucky enough to have a stable family, enjoy school and spend a lot of time outdoors, I knew plenty of people who had a different experience,…

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David Brown

Senior Director & Training Lead

I have worked in the pension and financial services industry for over 35 years and have both UK and international experience. As well as being Senior Director and Training Lead at Pensions For Purpose,…

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Richard Giles

Senior Director & Community Lead

Having raised £750,000 to build an all-weather football pitch for my local community, my first real-life brush with the impact of climate change came when the pitch flooded four times in five years.…

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Amanda Evans

Content & Marketing Manager

Creativity runs in my family and from early childhood I always had a paint brush in my hand. At school I retreated to the art room to use the new screen-printing bed, at every opportunity, I then went…

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Stephen Darlington

Membership Manager

During my Music Technology studies, I learned to explore my creative interests and developed strong business and technical skills from working with data to marketing.

My first professional role…

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Laura Gould

Content Coordinator

I cherish all opportunities that allow for creative innovation and this extends to my work life.

I have nine years of administrative experience within several industry sectors, and my creative…

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Bruna Bauer

Intern

Connecting with people, immersing myself in diverse cultures, and learning new languages are the driving forces of my life. Having lived in six countries, I've chosen Glasgow as my home. These global…

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Lily Burford

External Event Consultant

Lily is the founder and director of L&L Events, a unique and sustainably focused event management service. She has over a decade of experience in the event production industry and a dedicated…

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Lorna Leonard

External Finance Consultant

Born in a small market town in Bedfordshire I grew up on the local London Overspill estate, playing in the street, making camps and generally living the life of a childhood detective, ably abetted by…

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Sarah Brewer

Virtual Assistant

After spending over 15 years working as a director-level PA in the world of corporate finance, my experience with the Pensions for Purpose team in comparison, has been like a breath of fresh air. It…