Our People

Below are the members of Talking Money's Leadership Team. We also have staff members that specialise in debt and benefits advice, as well as organisation support roles in operations and finance.
Anna Brown 1

Anna Brown

Co-Chief Executive

I joined Talking Money as Chief Executive in January 2019 and I now share overall responsibility for the strategic direction and ongoing development of the organisation with Kerryn. Working closely with relevant stakeholders, I represent the organisation externally, building effective partnerships with organisations, funding bodies and private individuals who support our work. I am delighted to be co-leading a well-established Bristol-based charity providing essential support for local people experiencing financial difficulties.

Prior to my role with Talking Money, I spent 6 years working in corporate finance before taking a role with French NGO Entrepreneurs du Monde, wherein I established and developed social microfinance programs in Myanmar and Sierra Leone

Kerryn Bell 2

Kerryn Bell

Co-Chief Executive

Having previously project managed Talking Money’s multi-agency debt advice partnership and having led Talking Money’s development work, I went on to job share the Chief Executive role with Anna in 2020. Focused on designing more effective internal and external systems to better meet client demand, I am committed to helping take the invaluable work this organisation has been doing for over three decades to the next level and optimising our capability in helping tackle financial hardship.

Prior to my 7 years at Talking Money, I worked for a range of third sector organisations across fields such as domestic violence intervention, youth work, child protection, supported housing and learning disability support. I have extensive experience of working directly with individuals in need as well as helping shape and design services. I have a first class BA (Hons) degree in Youth and Community Work, and diplomas in Youth Work and Supported Housing.

Tamra Mannin 3

Tamra Mannin

Partnerships Manager

I joined Talking Money as a volunteer Money Advice Caseworker back in 1998 and become a paid member of staff in 2001. In 2012 I was appointed to the role of Money Advice Manager responsible for the delivery of our money and benefits service, and following an organisational review moved into the position of Partnerships Manager in 2019. I enjoy connecting and working with other organisations who are passionate about supporting vulnerable people in our community so that we may maximise our help and effectiveness for those that need it most. I also continue to take a lead on the delivery of our advice services both face to face and group sessions and am proud of the commitment and passion the organisation has for supporting people in all areas of money problems.