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Chairman

Roger Smith

Roger Smith - Chairman

Chairman of family investment company, following a career in the oil and gas industry and the motor industry. Chairman of Epworth Investment Management.

Vice-Chairman

John Sandford

John Sandford

A Chartered Accountant and former Audit Partner with KPMG’s Manchester office, with considerable experience of the pensions sector, internal controls and corporate governance. Chairman of the CFB Audit Committee.

Graham Boyd

Graham Boyd

Visiting lecturer at Warwick University and until recently was Policy Strategist and Fund Manager at Gemini Structured Carbon. Former member of advisory group to State of Victoria on Energy Technology Innovation Strategy and Head of Energy and Climate Change Economics at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.

John Gibbon

John Gibbon

Adviser to a number of pension funds and member of the Investors’ Committee of the Property Income Trust for Charities.

Anne Goodman

Anne Goodman

Chief Executive of Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes. Articled with Hodgson Impey, then specialised in personal tax at Ernst & Young. Subsequently partner in local practice, dedicated to small businesses and director within Charity Sector.

Sue Howarth

Sue Howarth

A qualified accountant with experience in tax and compliance. Previously compliance officer and company secretary for Montagu Private Equity, and CFO for Advantage Capital Limited.

Colin Pearson

Colin Pearson

A qualified actuary and former Investment Manager with AXA Equity & Law. Director of Methodist Ministers Pension Trust and Methodist Lay Employees’ Pension Trust. A local preacher in the Ashford Circuit.

Jennifer Potter

Jennifer Potter

One of the Ministers of Wesley's Chapel since 2002 having previously been the Connexional Team Secretary for International Affairs following a 25 year teaching career in Zambia and Botswana.

John Reynolds

John Reynolds

Non-executive director of Northern Powergrid and the Water Industry Commission for Scotland. He has had an extensive investment banking career including equity research, corporate finance and principal investment. He served as Chair of the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group for six years.

Revd Graham Thompson

Revd Graham Thompson

Chair of East Anglia District since 2003. Director of Methodist Ministers’ Pension Trust.

Terry Wynn

Terry Wynn

A former member of the European Parliament and President of its Budget Committee. Currently a trustee of both the Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes and Action for Children. Also a Methodist local preacher.

Garry Young

Garry Young

A professional economist with strong focus on economic policy, currently working for the Bank of England. Former winner of The Independent’s Golden Guru award. Methodist Lay Preacher in the Blackheath & Lewisham Circuit.