Meet the Team

  • James Daley LinkedIn

    Managing director

    James Daley has been a consumer campaigner and financial journalist for over 20 years. Before launching Fairer Finance in 2014, he worked for the consumer group, Which?, where he campaigned for a better deal for customers of banks and insurers in the wake of the financial crisis.

    James is frequently interviewed on national television and radio, and has regularly appeared on shows such as Watchdog, Rip-off Britain, Dispatches and Moneybox.

    Before working at Which?, James spent 10 years as a business and finance newspaper journalist, latterly as the The Independent's personal finance editor and cycling columnist.

    He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute's professional standards committee, and an a member of the Association of British Insurers' Consumer Advisory Group.

    He lives with his wife and two children in Tooting, where he's also Chair of Governors at Smallwood Primary School.

  • Dr. Oliver Crawford LinkedIn

    Head of research

    Oliver is Fairer Finance's Head of Research.

    Prior to joining the business, Oliver completed his PhD in History at the University of Cambridge in 2019. He has taught History at Cambridge, King's College London and the London School of Economics. In 2019-20, he was a visiting fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden. Besides his academic experience, he has worked as an administrator at Capital City College Group.

    In his spare time, Oliver enjoys long-distance running, cryptic crosswords and Indonesian literature.

  • Richard Robinson

    Head of Consultancy

    Rich is the Head of Consultancy at Fairer Finance, and has been with the company since 2016. He brings experience of financial institutions, having previously worked in the corporate arm of a large bank. He also has an MSc in Evolutionary Psychology from Brunel University.

    Rich is passionate about music, football and food. His heroes are John Lennon and Thierry Henry.

  • George Johnston LinkedIn

    Head of business development

    George Johnston is Head of business development at Fairer Finance. He helps grow new and existing commercial relationships. George has worked predominantly within business development within the insurance industry, as well as working for the consumer group Which? within their endorsement team. He Joined the Fairer Finance team in June 2021.

    George enjoys travel, having spent time exploring India, Singapore, America, and Australia. George also enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends.

  • Billy Jackson LinkedIn

    Client Relationship Manager

    Billy joined Fairer Finance in September 2022, and is the point of contact for all existing commercial relationships. He has managed business to business relationships across multiple sectors as well as business development.

    Billy is the deputy coach and content creator for a local men's weight loss league, and plays drums in a South Wales based band.

  • Eve McGrady

    Senior Consultant

    Eve is a Senior Consultant at Fairer Finance. Before joining in 2021, she graduated from the University of Bristol with a BA in French and Russian. During her degree, she worked in a tech start-up in Paris, and spent six months studying in Tomsk, Siberia. Outside of work, Eve enjoys cooking with her housemate and writing.

  • Anjali Ladwa

    Consultant

    Anjali is a Consultant at Fairer Finance. Before joining in 2021, she graduated from the University of York with a BA in English Language and Linguistics. Alongside her work, she tutors primary school children in English. In her free time, Anjali enjoys reading, baking, and going for long walks.

  • Sophie Hill

    Consultant

    Sophie is a Consultant at Fairer Finance. She read English Literature at the University of Cambridge, and went on to work in policy and political research and the charity sector before she joined in 2022. Outside of work, she enjoys theatre, long walks, and reading - including both books and disappearing down Wikipedia research rabbit holes.

  • Sorcha Lanigan

    Consultant

    Sorcha is a consultant at Fairer Finance. Before joining in 2022, she graduated from Leiden University with an MA in International Relations. She also holds an MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University College London. She has previously worked for two NGOs specialising in refugee rights.

    In her spare time she enjoys reading and contributes freelance articles to Human Rights Pulse website.

  • Angbeen Abbas

    Consultant

    Angbeen (pronounced ung-bean) is a Consultant at Fairer Finance. She graduated in 2022 with a degree in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the team, she interned at the Department for International Trade. Outside of work, you can find her writing, going to gigs, or trying to finish the long list of podcast episodes on her phone.

  • Harry Ashton LinkedIn

    Senior researcher

    Harry is a senior researcher at Fairer Finance. As part of the research team, he is responsible for keeping the product ratings up to date, primarily focusing on our ratings for investment platforms. Harry graduated with a BA in Accounting & Finance from Middlesex University before joining Fairer Finance.

    Harry is a keen traveller having been to over 40 countries and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2017. He one day hopes to complete the seven summits.

  • Robert Sheargold

    Researcher

    Rob is a researcher at Fairer Finance. Rob graduated with a MA in Cultural Geography from Royal Holloway and has worked in market research, administration, and most recently as a supporter care advisor for Diabetes UK.

    Rob enjoys reading, playing tennis, and film.

  • Gábor Csontos

    Researcher

    Gabor is a researcher at Fairer Finance. He holds an MSc in Political Theory from the LSE, and a BA in Geography from Cambridge. He has previously worked in academic research settings.

    In his free time, Gabor enjoys reading, writing, and playing the piano.

  • Iwan Doherty

    Researcher

    Iwan is a researcher at Fairer Finance. He holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Nottingham and previously worked as a journalist.

    In his free time, he enjoys playing hockey and writing.

  • Joshua Cleaver LinkedIn

    Junior Researcher

    Joshua is a junior researcher at Fairer Finance. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA in History and studied for his MA in Law with the University of Law. Prior to joining Fairer Finance he worked in client services, operations and with The Challenge charity.

    Joshua is passionate about rugby, music and baking. He also enjoys long hikes and reading medieval literature.

  • Peter Roper

    Researcher

    Pete is a part-time researcher at Fairer Finance. Pete graduated with a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and previously spent a summer working for a sports betting company.

    Pete is passionate about climbing, rugby and music.

  • Ruth Gilbert

    Head of Fairer Finance Scotland

    Ruth is the Head of Fairer Finance Scotland, which launched in September 2017.

    She is an experienced consultant who has advised major firms in the insurance and technology sectors on product design and communications. She has designed life and health insurance products, helping companies adapt to their customers needs. 

    Writing the terms and conditions in financial services has featured at many points in Ruth’s career. From the early days, she believed helping the reader to understand is even more important than crossing the legal t's and dotting the compliance i's. Her law degree allowed her to take more conservative colleagues some way on this journey. There’s no surprise then that she has joined Fairer Finance’s team to do more of this for financial services companies in Scotland and beyond.  

  • Nikita Dutta

    Delhi team lead

    Nikita works as a Team Lead for Fairer Finance's team in Delhi. Coming from a financial background, she graduated in Economics Honours from Delhi University, after which she pursued a course in Stock Market Trading. Her prior work associations have been with ABN AMRO (US) and Mercer (Australia) as a Business Analyst.

    Nikita enjoys music, gardening and social work in her spare time.

  • Anas Khan

    Senior business analyst

    Anas is a Senior Business Analyst in Fairer Finance's Delhi team. He holds an MBA in Finance from Jamia University, Delhi. Prior to this, he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Commerce from University of Delhi. He has previously worked as a Business Analyst with Evalueserve, a US based investment banking company.

    Anas is passionate about badminton, music, and movies/web series.

  • Siwani Gupta

    Business analyst

    Siwani is a Business Analyst in Fairer Finance's Delhi team. She is an MBA with a specialisation in Finance and Marketing. Before that she graduated in Finance from Banaras Hindu University and is also a Law degree holder. She has worked as an Analyst at the Ministry of Defense and some other corporate offices. Her hobbies include travelling, reading and writing.

  • Vivek Badhani

    Business analyst

    Vivek works as a Business Analyst in Fairer Finance's Delhi team. He assists in providing insights into the product ratings of various sectors like Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Travel Insurance, Personal Loans, etc. Before joining the organisation, he completed his MBA in Finance.

    Vivek’s interests lie in adventure activities, films, and travel.

  • Gaurav Kumar

    Business analyst

    Gaurav is a Business Analyst in Fairer Finance's Delhi team. Before working for Fairer Finance, he completed his Masters in Commerce and semi qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He possesses good knowledge of auditing.

    Gaurav is a cricket enthusiast and plays corporate matches in his free time.