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Jenny Edwards Biography

Trustee of The Helen Taylor Thompson Foundation, CAN Mezzanine Ltd, Mezzanine 2 Ltd and Thare Machi Ldt from 21st August 2019.

Jenny joined the Board 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.