Jenny Edwards Biography

Chair of the Helen Taylor Thompson Foundation, Mezzanine2 Ltd, CAN Mezzanine Ltd and Education Saves Lives Ldt from 1st June 2020.

Jenny joined the Board of Trustees in August 2019 and brings over 15 years’ experience as a qualified solicitor.

 In her current role as General Counsel & Company Secretary at Charity Bank, Jenny provides legal and governance advice, manages investor relations, supports the development of corporate strategy and leads change management initiatives.  Previously, Jenny was in-house solicitor and company secretary for a national charity, also responsible for risk management, internal audit and FCA compliance.  In a law firm context, Jenny advised charities and social enterprises as well as larger corporates and managed a portfolio of nominee officer/shareholder appointments. Jenny is also a qualified teacher and ISO9001 internal auditor. 

 Jenny has spent time volunteering in Romania and India, has recorded singles to raise funds for local charities and has organised a programme of volunteer-led events raising over £60k for two schools over two years.  Jenny was also Vice-Chair of the peer support network Lawyers in Charities, whose knowledge sharing project was recently shortlisted for a 2019 Law Society Excellence Award.