Our Trustees

Richard Ascroft 1

Richard Ascroft

Interim Chair of Trustees

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 2

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 3

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.

Sue Tranter 4

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.

Andi Powell 5

Andi Powell


Andi is an ex-service user of Talking Money and understands the difficulties of managing the day-to-day challenges, especially in today’s financial climate. She has worked for Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI) for the past 30 years and being a charity that seeks funding from local authorities and other avenues, she understands and appreciates the headache that goes with running a charitable organisation. On a personal note, she is a single parent of 2 adult children from the BAMES community.