Meet the Money Matters team

Money Matters is a hub of helpful articles, videos and podcasts – all designed to get women talking about money and investing. Of course, in any conversation, it always helps to know a little more about who you’re talking to. That’s why we want you to meet the Money Matters team.

Helena Morrissey

Helena Morrissey

Helena has worked in the financial sector for over 25 years, and is a dedicated advocate of gender equality in the workplace. She set up the 30% Club to campaign for at least 30% female representation on company boards – a goal now proudly achieved in the FTSE 350. With nine children, Helena has a lot of financial commitments! But as she’s just finished her new book ‘Style and Substance’, she’ll have more time to walk Buddy, the family’s cockapoo.

Danni Hewson

Danni Hewson<

Danni joined the AJ Bell team after a 19-year stint with the BBC. Her daughters are heading towards university age – something she’s already thinking about how to pay for! She’ll be heading up our podcast with a superb range of topics and guests, and when she’s not rocking the airwaves, likes walking the dog with her family and having cocktails with friends.

Laura Suter

Laura Suter

Laura has been at AJ Bell for three years, and was a personal finance journalist before that. She’s recently become a mum, so saving for kids is a topic particularly close to her heart. In her spare time you’ll find her in a pair of overalls renovating her house.

Tom Selby

Tom Selby

Tom has been with AJ Bell for five years, and is our main spokesman on all things pensions. He recently bought his first flat, which he describes as a ‘steep personal finance learning curve’. Outside of work he watches pretty much every sport you can think of and can still be spotted dragging his ageing limbs around Gunnersbury Park for Actonians FC in West London.

Laith Khalaf

Laith Khalaf

Laith has been at AJ Bell for a year, although he’s been in the finance sector for 20 years. His specialty is investments, and he enjoys finding interesting trends that explain what investors are thinking. His main investment goal is to save for a comfortable retirement, while maintaining a big enough rainy-day fund to cover unexpected expenses and pay for the occasional lavish holiday. Laith’s currently learning to speak Spanish so he can order tapas like a pro.

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