OUR TEAM

Our US team is currently supported by the Positive Money UK team and by our US board.

Akiksha Chatterji

Climate Finance Campaigner

Aki is Positive Money US’s first team member, joining in August, 2021 as a digital campaigner. She is leading on the initial development of the organization, and campaigning to align the Federal Reserve’s monetary and regulatory policy with the goals of the Paris Accord.

Before joining Positive Money, Aki organised with 350 Seattle’s Green New Deal team, campaigning to win just and equitable solutions to the climate crisis that center the priorities of communities most impacted by systemic racism and economic injustice. Aki aims to bring this perspective to her work with Positive Money, striving to dismantle systems of oppression and inequity that also fuel the climate crisis.

Aki has a BA in Philosophy and a MA in Social Work, with a focus on Administration and Policy Practice.

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Board

Rosie Halfhead

Chair

Rosie’s multi-decade career spans continents, industries, and sectors. She has deep expertise in stakeholder relations, purpose-led strategies, and reputation and brand management.

She has held executive and leadership roles in global financial technology and professional services. As the founder of R-Co, a consulting business that works internationally, she has worked in industries as varied as banking, manufacturing, tech, ethical trade, business analytics, and executive coaching. Rosie advocates for more inclusive and consciously responsible businesses and has campaigned to improve corporate governance through more diversity on boards. Since returning to the UK in 2017, she combines her consulting work with independent start-ups, small businesses and nonprofits on sustainable growth strategies and brand, with mentoring, advisory and non-executive board roles.

Rosie joined the board of Positive Money UK in 2020.

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Leslie Harroun

Leslie has been working to build fair economic and financial systems that don’t wreck the planet for more than two decades. Currently she’s Executive in Residence and Senior Fellow for Strategic Initiatives at The Democracy Collaborative, where she’s launching a new transdisciplinary program of “Next System Studies” throughout higher education.  Formerly, Leslie was the founding director of Partners for a New Economy, an international donor collaborative working to repurpose our economic system so that it prioritizes ecological health and human wellbeing.  Prior to launching Partners for a New Economy, Leslie worked at the OAK Foundation where she developed and managed its North American, European and select global climate change portfolios, as well as its early marine conservation portfolio. 

From 1996-1997, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Papua New Guinea where she chaired and managed a national consortium engaged in protecting the intellectual, biological and cultural property rights of indigenous landowners.  Leslie currently serves as a Design Team member of Climate Safe Lending, as Vice President of the Board of Oil Change International, and as Research Affiliate with the MIT CoLab Just Money Initiative. 

Leslie joined the board of Positive Money US in 2021. 

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Richard Taylor

Secretary

Richard is a technologist with nearly 30 years of software development and project management experience in a variety of roles. He is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of a Scottish software company that develops innovative cybersecurity solutions for a very international customer base. He has been a strong supporter of the Positive Money campaign since 2014 when he started the Edinburgh local group. Richard studied Software Engineering at Imperial College, London.

Richard joined the board of Positive Money UK in 2018.

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Paul Delaney

Treasurer

Paul is the Chief Operating Officer of Positive Money UK, and its Acting Director from February – November 2021, covering the maternity leave of Executive Director Fran Boait. Paul oversees Positive Money UK’s operations, finance, fundraising, HR and business planning, and supports its board on governance matters. Paul has developed governance, finance and operations systems for Positive Money Europe, and has led on the creation of Positive Money US. Previously Paul worked for six years at the Institute for Public Policy Research. Paul studied English at The University of Oxford and has an MA in International Politics from the University of Manchester. Outside of Positive Money he is a trustee and former chair of Carney’s Community, a charity working with disadvantaged and excluded young people in South London.

Paul joined Positive Money UK as COO in 2017.

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