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 seek to empower pension funds through our online member platform, from which we deliver training, afternoon teas and events, member forums, and a unique knowledge centre.

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Charlotte O'Leary

CEO

Charlotte is the CEO and an executive director of Pensions for Purpose. In her role, Charlotte oversees the running of the business, develops the growth and innovation strategy and looks for opportunities to build partnerships to achieve…

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Karen Shackleton

Chair & Founder

Karen has worked in the finance sector for over 30 years. As well as being Founder of Pensions for Purpose, she is Deputy Chair of the Strategic Investment Board for the Ministry of Justice and a non-executive director and Chair of the Board…

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Stephanie Windsor

COO

Stephanie is the COO and an executive director of Pensions for Purpose. She has over 25 years' experience working in insitutional investment.

Prior to joining Pensions for Purpose, she spent 15 years providing operational support…

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Amanda Evans

Content & Marketing Coordinator

Amanda has decades of experience of working in B2B magazine publishing on weekly and monthly journals, working for companies including: Macmillan Magazines, Emap Healthcare and IPC. She has been freelance for many years while raising her…

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Stephen Darlington

Membership Coordinator

Stephen has worked in the association and membership sector for over 10 years in a variety of organisations.

His work has focussed on delivering membership services and personalising member experience. He is continually looking for…

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Lily Burford

External Events 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 focus on the pension fund event…

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Martin Pattinson

Business Consultant

After over 40 years in property, banking, asset management and consulting to small and medium sized enterprises, I took a step back in 2021, thought long and hard about what I wanted to do workwise over the next few…

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John Donovan

Business Consultant, Australia

John is a Director of Pensions for Purpose focused on bringing our services and knowledge to the Australian market. He is also the Founder and the Managing Director of AFM, dealing with clients across Australia, UK and USA, Indonesia, Singapore…

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Mike Rogers

Senior Consultant

Mike Rogers is a qualified actuary and investment specialist. He has a 30 year career in pensions and investment advising on both the asset and liability side. He has worked as a consultant and also within an in-house investment team. As…

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Sarah Brewer

Virtual Assistant

Sarah has over 15 years experience working as a Director level…