Meet The Team

Ethical Screening is run by a dedicated team with a wealth of experience in the ethical investment, environmental, social and corporate research fields.

Mike Head

Mike has worked in the financial services industry since 1982, with both investment providers and advisers; and was key to the establishment of Ethical Screening back in 1998. His roles include developing new business opportunities and the existing client base; product development; and management of the business. Mike's contacts with investors and managers as a financial advisor, keep our services relevant to those who use them.

Mike Head

Managing Director

Matthew Ayres

With 25 years’ experience in financial services, in both technical and client facing roles, Matt provides the link between client needs and the research team. This ensures our products and processes continue to provide the reasoned and understandable information clients of Ethical Screening enjoy. He has qualifications in environmental and financial areas, and pursues the long-held idea that real change towards sustainability will not be achieved without harnessing the financial system.

Matthew Ayres

Director - Client Services

Gerard Llewellyn

Gerard has worked in responsible investment since 1997, and has been with Ethical Screening since it was founded in 1998. His roles include the development and maintenance of our ethical screening criteria, research methods and management systems; designing and developing products and services for our individual, charity and institutional client; and day-to-day management of the business.

Gerard Llewellyn

Director - Product & Technical

Juliana Burden

Juliana is responsible for managing the output of our research team, from ensuring our core processes are meeting our clients' needs, to staff training and quality control. She is also involved in client-specific research and reporting for individuals, charities and institutions. Special interests include access to medicines; and the extractive industries and their environmental and social impacts, with a particular interest in South America.

Juliana Burden

Head of Research

Elina Vikmane

Elina is responsible for managing and producing the ethical screens for individual client investment portfolios, including researching company activities and analysing their performance against individual client criteria. Elina also works with our charity clients, assisting with the development of their ethical investment policies.

Elina Vikmane

Individual Client Manager

Samantha Silverthorn

Sam is responsible for the marketing and communications at Ethical Screening. Sam has a wealth of marketing experience within various industries. Her role includes the creation of client communications, marketing planning and social media management. Sam’s focus is to raise the profile of Ethical Screening ensuring more people are taking responsible investment seriously.

Samantha Silverthorn

Marketing & Communications Officer

Jim Blackstock

Jim is involved in all of our core research areas, with a particular focus on positive screening, and the UN SDGs. He is also involved in developing our Funds Database, and building relationships with Funds Database sponsors. Jim has a broad background in sustainable development and research, working on projects ranging from watershed management to gender-based violence.

Jim Blackstock

Senior Researcher

Elisabeth Ottosen

Elisabeth is involved in all of our core research areas, with a particular focus on governance; and on client-specific research some of our charity clients. Special interests include animal rights, supply chain issues and the social and environmental effects associated with over-consumption and population pressures. Elisabeth has a background in corporate governance research and analysis.

Elisabeth Ottosen

Senior Researcher

Phoebe Spey

Phoebe joined the company in 2019, and is involved in all of our core research areas. In addition to general research, analysis and monitoring of corporate activities she has a particular focus on company ESG performance and practices, and helps develop our ESG offering. She has a particular interest in oceans, water, human rights, supply chains and animal welfare. Phoebe has an International Law LLM Masters from the University of Bristol.

Phoebe Spey

Senior Researcher

Helen Duley

Helen joined Ethical Screening's research team in 2021. She is involved in our core data gathering processes, researching company activities and analysing their performance against our ethical, ESG and sustainability criteria. Helen has a particular interest in social justice, the impact of corporate activity on the natural world, and sustainable tourism. She has an MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh.

Helen Duley

Researcher

Arthur Kearney

Arthur joined the Ethical Screening research team in 2021. He is involved in our core data gathering processes, researching company activities and analysing their performance against our ethical, ESG and sustainability criteria. Arthur has a particular interest in labour rights in global supply chains, environmental governance, and the use of the SDGs to advance global agendas. He has a BSc in Development Studies and Political Science from Lund University, Sweden.

Arthur Kearney

Researcher

Calum Palmer

Calum joined the Ethical Screening research team in 2020. He is involved in our core data gathering processes, researching and analysing company performance against our ethical, ESG and sustainability criteria. Calum's interests include sustainability, ethical consumerism, animal rights, gender inequality, and LGBTQ+ issues. He studied International Development at the University of East Anglia with a key focus on natural resources, gender, and social anthropology.

Calum Palmer

Researcher

Lisa Treusch

Lisa joined Ethical Screening's research team in 2021. She is involved in our core data gathering processes, researching company activities and analysing their performance against our ethical, ESG and sustainability criteria. Lisa has a particular interest in gender equality and the promotion of inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. She has a Master of Management from the University of Sydney.

Lisa Treusch

Researcher

Jonny White

Jonny joined Ethical Screening's research team in 2020. He is involved in our core data gathering processes, researching company activities and analysing their performance against our ethical, ESG and sustainability criteria. Jonny has a particular interest in nuclear disarmament, workers’ rights and the environment. He has a MSc in International Relations from the University of Bristol.

Jonny White

Researcher

We’re in good company

Ethical Screening has committed itself to enabling investors to make a positive difference to our planet. We are proud to be associated with a number of organisations and initiatives which are dedicated to the advancement of responsible investment as a means of contributing to a more sustainable future

Our commitment

We are committed as a company to our own best-practice corporate social responsibility policies, from powering our office with renewable energy and carbon offsetting our business travel, to fundraising for local, national and international charities.

Our supply chains for all products and services have been reviewed under our Modern Slavery policy and we are proud to hold the Fair Tax Mark.

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