Joanna Elson

Vice Chair

Joanna is Chief Executive of the Money Advice Trust, whose vision is to help people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence.

Previously, Joanna was Executive Director at the British Bankers’ Association running their policy department for personal and small business customers. Before that she was a House of Commons researcher and prior to that a primary school teacher.

In 2010, Joanna was awarded an OBE for services to people in debt and in 2022 she was awarded a CBE for services to financial inclusion.

Joanna is a director of the financial services trade association UK Finance, representing vulnerable consumers, Chair of the Advisory Panel at Birmingham University’s Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management and a member of the government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum.