Postal and registered address
The Association of Corporate Treasurers
68 King William Street
London EC4N 7DZ
T: +44 (0)20 7847 2540
(09:00 - 17:00 weekdays UK Time)
A body incorporated in England by Royal Charter.
ACT (Administration) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Association of Corporate Treasurers, postal and registered address as above.
Company registration no: 1713927
VAT no: 404 6672 59
All transactions carried out on this site are in English.
Chief Executive and The Executive
The ACT team and contact details
Colin qualified as a member in the late 1980s. He has gained treasury, risk and corporate finance experience in a variety of industry sectors most recently in business support services as Director of Treasury, Tax and Risk Management, Rentokil Initial plc. He was also Divisional Finance Director of its City Link express parcels business.
Content Strategy Manager
Helena project manages the design, development and construction of the ACT’s qualifications, as well as the updating process for all educational materials. She also looks after the maintenance of the e-learning websites.
Business Process Manager
Natalie is leading the design and rollout of the business and operation processes for the ACT.
Sandra provides administrative support for the Chief Executive and the Executive team. Her role includes proactive management of the Chief Executive’s schedule and is the first port of call for all enquiries to his office.
Head of HR and Facilities
Melissa is responsible for the provision and review of office administration, facilities management, health and safety and personnel procedures in accordance with best practice. She is the first port of call for all recruitment and general HR enquiries. Melissa is an Associate member of the CIPD.
Katy manages the reception and facilities functions, as well as providing administrative support to HR.
Receptionist (08:30 - 14:00)
Jenny deals with all telephone calls to the switchboard, general email enquiries and greets visitors to the ACT. She also ensures that essential office supplies are maintained and provides administrative support to the office. Jenny works from 08:30 to 14:00 Monday to Friday.
Communications and Marketing
Head of Marketing & Communications
Sharon heads up the marketing function and is responsible for ensuring the ACT communicates effectively with its members, the wider financial community and the media. She oversees a wide range of communications programmes and projects to build global awareness of the ACT and its products and services.
Michelle manages the marketing campaigns for ACT products and services. Her main role is to develop marketing campaigns to promote ACT qualifications, including co-ordinating activities with overseas national treasury and other relevant associations and organisations to make ACT’s internationally-recognised qualifications available to their members. Michelle also manages the day-to-day relationships with our marketing partners and suppliers.
Rory’s role involves assisting the Marketing Manager in campaign execution for ACT education with a particular focus on emails and social media. In addition Rory compiles ACT newsletters, supports Policy and Technical, press updates and professional partnerships.
Stuart’s role involves assisting the Marketing Manager in campaign planning and execution of events and training, with a particular focus on timelines, creative briefs and marketing across multiple channels, including direct mail, email, web and social media.
Henna manages the marketing activities for ACT events and training portfolios. Her main role is to plan and develop the strategic marketing campaigns to promote all ACT events and training products, ranging from small breakfast briefings, face-to-face and e-learning, through to the large-scale events including the ACT Annual Conference and the Middle East Annual Summit. Henna also supports the ACT in-company solutions team with their marketing activities.
Professional Standards and Learning
Director of Professional Standards and Learning
Vanessa is Director of Professional Standards and Learning. Vanessa has two key roles within the team. Firstly she leads the strategic direction and oversees the ACT’s Awarding Organisation which sets and assesses the ACT qualifications and competency standards. Secondly she leads the ACT Learning Academy which offers learning opportunities for students and employers in both qualifications and skills based training. Vanessa has worked in learning/education for over 20 years, having previously led professional development programmes in a wide variety of subjects for both individuals and businesses worldwide.
Associate Director of Professional Standards and Learning
Will is a Fellow of the ACT with extensive treasury experience. He lectures on behalf of the ACT, is involved in ACT training courses and works on the development and promotion of ACT qualifications with particular emphasis on the MCT Advanced Diploma.
- Call us on +44 (0)20 7847 2525 for individual learning enquiries
- Call us on +44 (0)20 7847 2526 for our business solutions.
Head of Client Solutions
Sam heads up the team that works with the ACT’s Learning Academy business clients, to devise learning programmes that meet team development and organisational objectives. In-company programmes feature learning solutions from the across the ACT’s portfolio of skills-based training and professional qualifications.
Programme Manager – Client Solutions
Manisha manages the delivery of in-company learning programmes and acts as an account manager to the ACT’s Learning Academy business clients.
Head of Learning Programmes
Holly leads the team responsible for delivering the ACT Learning Academy public short-course training and learning for qualifications.
Programme Manager – Cert ICM
Edie manages the delivery of the ACT’s Certificate in International Cash Management (CertICM) learning programme.
Programme Manager – DipTM & MCT
Lucy manages the delivery of the ACT’s Diploma in Treasury Management (DipTM) and Advanced Diploma in Treasury Management (MCT) learning programmes. Lucy also manages the ACT bursary scheme.
Programme Manager – CertTF & CertT
Tara manages the delivery of the ACT’s Certificate in Treasury Fundamentals (CertTF) and Certificate in Treasury (CertT) learning programmes.
Programme Manager – Public Training
Radmila manages the delivery of the ACT’s short-course training programmes.
- Call the team on +44 (0)20 7847 2527
Caroline organises all ACT examinations, including student exam entries, exam venues and results. Caroline is Secretary to the Exam Boards and co-ordinates the production of the exam papers.
Ricky supports Caroline with the co-ordination of all ACT examinations including the production of exam papers, student entries, exam centres and processing of the results.
Events and sponsorship
- Call the events team on +44 (0)20 7847 2589
As Sponsorship Director of the ACT Denis is responsible for establishing a sustainable sponsorship strategy, managing the sponsorship function, developing strategic commercial relationships and maximising opportunities across all platforms and product formats, including publications, events and online. The development of sponsorship has helped the ACT enable and support treasury professionals throughout their career, raising the profile of the profession and growing its influence. Denis has worked at the ACT since 2002.
Head of Global Events
Sarah joined the ACT in June 2013 as Events Operations Manager and was appointed as Head of Global Events in December 2015. Sarah is responsible for ensuring the events department delivers an excellent, topical and innovative programme consisting of 35+ events per year. Events range from breakfast briefings and medium/large scale conferences to exhibitions, webinars and dinners. Events are held across the UK, Europe, UAE and Asia.
Global Events Operations Manager
Gemma leads the events logistics team and is responsible for the delivery of a diverse portfolio ranging from breakfast briefings, webinars, conferences and dinners– including ACT Annual Conference, ACT Annual Dinner and a growing number of international events.
Senior Global Events Co-ordinator
Lenise is part of the event logistics team and is responsible for the delivery of a range of events from breakfast briefings, webinars, dinners, awards and conferences – including the ACT Europe Conference and ACT Middle East Annual Summit. Lenise supports the Global Events Operations Manager on the delivery of the ACT Annual Conference and a growing number of international events.
Employer Relations Manager
David acts as liaison between the ACT and employers, ensuring that employers have the necessary information and resources to enable continuous professional development for ACT members.
Senior Conference Producer
Marta’s role involves producing and managing a variety of events within the ACT portfolio in the UK and internationally, including the ACT Middle East Annual Conference as well as forums, breakfast briefings and webinars.
If you would like to suggest a topic or be considered as a speaker for a future ACT event, please contact Marta.
Peter Matza is our Speakers’ Chair, acting as Chair at selected ACT events and supporting events and content development on a part-time basis. Peter joined the ACT in September 2006, was appointed Head of Publishing in May 2008, Engagement Director in February 2012 and moved to his latest role in July 2016. Peter is a Fellow of the ACT (having been a member since 1992) with over 30 years of treasury and banking experience.
Jennifer acts as day-to-day liaison for exhibitors and sponsors by assisting with logistical queries before and after ACT events – from webinars and smaller events to international flagship conferences – and providing onsite support. Jennifer also manages subscriptions for The Treasurer magazine.
Senior Conference Producer
Julie is responsible for producing and managing a range of products within the ACT events portfolio - both in the UK and globally. As well as forums, breakfast briefings and webinars, she is producing the ACT Annual Conference.
If you would like to suggest a topic or be considered as a speaker for a future ACT event, please contact Julie.
Global Events Team Administrator
Helena is part of the event logistics team. She is the first point of contact for delegates and is responsible for registering all attendees for ACT events. Helena also provides general support to the events team.
Juliet is responsible for researching and producing a variety of conferences, forums and breakfast briefings within the ACT events portfolio. Working on such events as the ACT Annual Cash Management Conference, Juliet’s events cover a range of topics both in the UK and internationally. Juliet also works on the ACT’s commitment to bring the latest industry developments direct to your desk with a programme of hot topic webinars.
If you would like to suggest a topic or be considered as a speaker for a future ACT event, please contact Juliet.
Interim Head of Finance
Responsible for ensuring all payment received are identified and updated to member’s/customer’s records. Maintaining the ACT sterling and foreign bank accounts. Ensuring all outstanding payments are settled and dealing with all Accounts Receivables queries. Assisting with Management Accounting.
Finance Reporting Manager
Paul is the Finance Reporting Manager, responsible for keeping an eye on the financials across all the ACT’s departments. He also offers enhanced Excel capability to the team.
Head of Information Systems
Charles is responsible for all electronic information systems from our telephones to the office network and public websites.
IS Support Manager
Supports the business and users to implement specific technical needs and priorities. Oversees the management of the CRM System and Data Governance to support the Business Data intelligence gathering. Responsible for maintaining a dynamic knowledge base of technical solutions to ensure that the organization's IT infrastructure is as efficient and productive as possible.
Kumar is directly responsible for the development of the ACT’s website platform including the production of new systems and the maintenance of our existing online services.
Business Data Analyst
Steven plays a lead role in assisting the business in building quality data, research and analysis across core markets. He is also responsible for ensuring accuracy and relevance of data in support of marketing and business development initiatives.
- Call the team on +44 (0)20 7847 2528
Director of Membership & Company Secretary
Ria joined the ACT in 1993 and is a member of the Executive Team. She has overall responsibility for member services including CPD and regional groups. As Company Secretary she is involved with all legal, governance and constitutional matters and works closely with Council and the Appointments, Remuneration and Audit Committee (ARAC). Ria managed the ACT’s application process for a Royal Charter which is effective from 1 January 2013.
Member Experience Manager
Zoe is responsible for the planning and delivery of strategic projects to develop and improve member services and customer services.
Sashoy is responsible for the administration of the membership function and is the first point of contact for all member applications and queries
Membership Development Manager
Louise manages all things CPD related including the declaration, employer accreditation and the CPD website. She also looks after membership research and membership communications.
Policy and Technical
The Policy & Technical team represent the profession to government, regulators and standard setters and promoters of industry standard terms and more generally, and seek to promote best practice in treasury and corporate finance.
The Policy & Technical team work with the Policy and Technical Committee and its working groups – virtual groups of treasurers and other interested professionals. The ACT’s approach to policy issues is set out in our Manifesto.
Associate Policy & Technical Director
Stephen joined the ACT Policy & Technical team after 44 years in banking and corporate treasury in Australia, the UK, and Germany. Recent decades have been spent in the UK regulated and privatised utility industries on domestic UK treasury management and that of their world-wide investments. Scope of work has included: building corporate treasuries from scratch; corporate bank and bond finance; bank, bond, and supra-national agency funded project finance; flotation, divestment and acquisition financing; and operational treasury for SMEs and FTSE100 companies. Stephen is MCT qualified.
Associate Policy & Technical Director
Sarah joins the ACT Policy and Technical team from the ACT Education team where she had responsibility for the technical content of the AMCT qualification and was involved in the development of the ACT Competency Framework and the redevelopment of the Qualifications pathway. Sarah is an ACMA and AMCT who, prior to joining the ACT, has spent two decades working in a wide range of finance and treasury roles and has considerable corporate experience, most recently as Director of Treasury for Cadbury plc.
Associate Policy & Technical Director
Michelle joined the ACT Policy & Technical team after 14 years in Corporate Treasury Consulting at Deloitte. During this time she advised both large and small companies on a wide range of treasury areas including treasury restructuring, development of FX policies, management reporting and operational risk. Prior to joining Deloitte she worked in a number of large investment banks, including JP Morgan, SBC Warburg and Chase Manhattan. Michelle qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in Australia and is an Associate Member of the ACT.
James is responsible for raising the ACT’s profile and building relationships with stakeholders worldwide, in particular with key customers such as corporates, banks, educational and professional bodies. Until recently he directed the ACT’s international professional development programmes, delivering short course training and professional qualifications in treasury, risk management and corporate finance. James started his career in engineering and speciality chemicals; he is a UK Chartered Accountant, MCT qualified, and he has some 20 years’ experience in treasury, corporate finance and risk management, gained in substantial international public and private companies.