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

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 the Pensions for Purpose team. I have…

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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 using institutional capital without…

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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, which is where my interest in…

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David Brown

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 Director and Training Lead at Pensions For Purpose, I am an accredited professional pension Trustee. My…

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Martin Pattinson

Director and Place-Based Impact Investing Forum Lead

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 the work I would like to do over the next few…

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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 on to art school.

My career…

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Francis Farrell

Event Manager

I have worked within the education industry for over seven and half years where I was responsible for onboarding and training teachers to become Examiners/Standard Verifiers for Pearson Education. One of our main objectives was to ensure…

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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 was within the events industry, where…

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Cameron Turner

Intern

I am a recent International Relations graduate from Durham University. In the final year of my studies, I took a module titled ‘Climate, Nature and the Global Economy’ where I learned about…

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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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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

In my early career I first worked as an actuary in pensions and latterly investment strategy and fiduciary management. Latterly I was CIO for the HSBC Pension Scheme which is where I was first exposed to climate-related issues for asset-owners.…

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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 is an enormous privilege to…