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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.

John Gibbon

John Gibbon

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

Caroline Edwards

Caroline Edwards

A Chartered Management Accountant who operates as an independent programme manager specialising in finance and shared service centre transformation.

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 Haworth

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.

Peter Hobbs

Peter Hobbs

A semi retired senior executive in the insurance sector with experience in investment strategy and performance.

Revd Andy Laird

Revd Andy Laird

A CIPFA qualified accountant who has worked across the private and public sector and also a Methodist Minister since 2003 presently stationed in Leamington Spa.

Nick Moore

Nick Moore

Head of Support Services for the Methodist Church's Connexional Team. His career was previously in the packaging industry, working in export and UK sales and business resources planning and forecasting. Part of the leadership team of Banbury Community Church in Oxfordshire.

Leslie Newton

Leslie Newton

Graduated in Accountancy and Law from the University of Manchester, before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He became a Methodist Minister in 1997 and is currently serving as Superintendent of the York Circuit.

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.

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.