Fairer Finance Board

  • Alex Heath LinkedIn

    Non-executive chair

    Alex is a digital pioneer, having spent his early career building the UK’s first cable communications network and online services with Virgin Media. He helped build the first online investment portal as CEO of interactive investor and in recent years he founded CrowdRating, an independent screening service for equity crowdfunding investors.

    He is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Money and Pensions Service, an arms-length body of the Department of Work and Pensions, dedicated to improving the nation’s Financial Wellbeing. He is also Chairman of Artfinder, the UK’s leading on-line marketplace for affordable art.

    Alex was educated at St Andrews University and UC Berkeley, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Alex is married with two teenage children and lives in Somerset.

  • Helen Parker

    Non-executive director

    Helen’s career has been spent championing consumers’ interests, first in executive roles and now as a non-executive.

    She was a member of the senior leadership team of Which? for more than a decade. As Editorial Director she was responsible for Which?’s independent information and advice, and its comparative ratings. She also served as Policy Director and finally Deputy CEO.

    Helen now has a number of non-executive roles with a focus on consumer protection and empowerment. These roles include being Deputy Chair of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, which protects consumers when financial services companies fail, and a member of Aegon’s Independent Governance Committee, whose role is to challenge the company on the quality and value for money offered to its two million workplace pension customers.

  • Andrew Freeman

    Non-executive director

    Andrew founded Fairer Finance with James in 2014. He has over 25 years of experience as a risk manager, think-tank director, consultant and journalist. Among his activities, Andrew runs The Finance Foundation, a not-for-profit think tank. Since 2012 he has been a Risk Fellow at the Centre for Risk Studies, part of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge.

    Prior to setting up Fairer Finance, Andrew enjoyed spells at Deloitte and McKinsey, where he was a founding member of the firm's Global Risk practice.

    Andrew started his career in journalism, working on the Lex column at the Financial Times before going on to spend 14 years at The Economist. 

    Andrew lives with his family in Cambridge. He is also a Governor of St Mary's School, Cambridge.