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)
F: +44 (0)20 7847 2598
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.
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.
Interim Office Manager
Sarah 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.
Marketing 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.
Interim Marketing Manager
Ashleigh manages the marketing activities within the ACT events and training portfolios. She plans and develops strategic marketing campaigns for each event; from sponsored breakfast briefings and specialised training sessions, through to the ACT Annual Conference, the European Conference in Dusseldorf and the Middle East events.
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.
Marketing Manager (on maternity leave)
Director of Education
Vanessa is Director of Education and is responsible for the strategic direction, development and delivery of the ACT’s qualifications and training activities. Vanessa has worked in learning and education for 20 years, having previously led professional development programmes in a wide variety of subjects for both individuals and corporates worldwide.
Education Programme Development 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.
Education Business Process Manager
Natalie is leading the design and rollout of the business and operation processes for the new qualifications and the transition arrangements for existing students.
Education Operations Manager
Holly manages the education operations team. She is responsible for the conduct of all processes and systems through the operations of enrolment, tuition and examinations. She also ensures accurate communications to students via a variety of media.
Edie coordinates the CertICM qualification, provides customer support to all students and produces content for the student newsletter. She also organises the ACT Charity selection process.
Lucy manages the MCT diploma, registers students for standalone certificates (excluding CertICM), and provides customer support to all students. Lucy also oversees the Educational Trust bursary scheme.
Tara manages the AMCT Diploma, deals with all exemption applications, and provides customer support to all students. Tara also manages credit control for the Education department.
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.
Manisha manages the learning workshops for the Certificate qualifications. She is responsible for the related budgets, quality and coordination of tutors
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.
Associate Director of Education
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.
Training Development Manager
Samantha joined the ACT in November 2010 and is responsible for developing the ACT’s training programme. Her aim is to increase the current reach of the public course programme as well as develop an in-house training programme which will compliment other ACT initiatives.
Senior Training Executive
Radmila is responsible for the administration and delivery of the ACT training course programme. Her responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the individual courses and involves responding to participant enquiries, processing bookings, liaising with trainers, collating their materials, all with the aim of ensuring the smooth running of each course.
Events and sponsorship
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.
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.
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. Lenise supports the Events Operations Manager on the delivery of the ACT Middle East Annual Conference, 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.
Caroline is part of the event logistics team and the first point of contact for delegate enquiries. She is responsible for registering attendees at all ACT events.
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 joined the ACT in September 2006, was appointed Head of Publishing in May 2008 and Engagement Director in February 2012. Peter is responsible for developing strategy to widen the ACT’s engagement with the global treasury community , as well as the publications business of the ACT. Peter is a Fellow of the ACT and a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Peter has over 25 years of treasury and banking experience.
Jennifer is responsible for developing relationships, promoting the commercial activities of the ACT and sponsorship administration.
Sponsor Relationship Manager
Cassie’s role involves developing strategic commercial relationships, ensuring sponsors get the most out of their engagement with the ACT and looking for new opportunities for sponsors to connect with our treasury network. Having joined the ACT in 2007 Cassie has an extensive knowledge of our product range – from webinars, breakfast briefings and networking events to award dinners and flagship global conferences. To get involved as a sponsor or exhibitor – be it a one-off event or a bespoke package of engagement – please contact Cassie.
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.
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 Management Accountant, 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.
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.
Amy 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.
Member Services Manager
Matthew is responsible for the administration of the membership function and is the first point of contact for all Corporate membership and Faculty membership applications.
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.