Our Trustees

Neil Holliday 1

Neil Holliday

Chair of Trustees

Neil has been a dedicated trustee of Talking Money since 2014 and became the Chair of the Board in 2015. Before giving his time to our charity he was a highly skilled actuary with over 35 years’ finance experience. His financial background and role in the charity demonstrates his vision to inform and help people to manage their money in a healthy way.

Richard Ascroft 2

Richard Ascroft


Richard is a practising barrister specialising in insolvency and commercial law. He has extensive knowledge and experience of corporate governance and wrote the Debt Relief section of a leading textbook on bankruptcy restrictions. Of his professional accomplishments, one is being a contributor to ‘Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification’, also known as the definitive work on the law relating to disqualification.

Collin Salandy 3

Collin Salandy


Collin is a recent MBA graduate specialising in leadership and organisational culture. He would like to contribute especially by helping to hone our strategy and better serve our clients. His experience spans IT, sales, healthcare and entrepreneurial exploits. Colliin has a keen interest in social consciousness with a focus on homelessness and sees Talking Money as having a social conscience with its mission towards improving lives.

Richard Hicken 4

Richard Hicken


Richard is a licensed Insolvency Practitioner and has 30 years’ experience advising individuals and partnerships on insolvency solutions. It is excellent to have a solutions expert and Richard’s working experience helps the board appreciate the stresses and strains a client may have when facing money problems.

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Debbie Sturge


Deborah is the Academic Director of the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol. She is also an Associate of Chartered Institute of Insurance and a Lecturer in Financial Planning. With her experience and academic insight Debbie has a great understanding of our work and is a brilliant addition to the trustee board.

Sue Tranter 6

Sue Tranter


Sue is an experienced Marketeer, having worked across large corporates through to SME’s and entrepreneurs, specialising in Marketing Strategy, Branding and Communication. With a passion for improving people’s lives for the better and a strong desire for individuals and their families to have access to good financial advice. Looking to contribute towards linking those in need to the charity via traditional and digital marketing methods.