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Our Team

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

Research Team:

Gerard Llewellyn - Head of Research

Gerard has been with Ethical Screening since it was founded in 1997. His roles include the development 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.

Matthew Ayres - Client Relationship & Research Manager

Matt re-joined Ethical Screening in 2014, having worked with us during the start-up of the company, playing a key role in the development of research and processes. His role now includes managing existing client accounts; ensuring the timely and accurate delivery of information; and development of our research and products. In addition to his previous work at Ethical Screening, Matt has worked in financial planning, both in technical roles and as a client facing adviser.

Juliana Burden - Ethical Research Manager

Juliana joined Ethical Screening in 2007. Her roles include research, analysis and reporting of corporate activities for individual, charity and institutional clients; staff training; and research auditing and management. She previously worked at the Countryside Commission and in the Energy Team at Wessex Water. Special interests include access to medicines; and the extractive industries and their environmental and social impacts, with a particular interest in South America.

Elina Vikmane - Individual Client Manager

Elina re-joined Ethical Screening in 2018, having previously worked for us as a Senior Researcher. Elina is responsible for coordinating and producing the ethical screens of individual client investment portfolios. Elina has also been working with our charity clients, assisting with the development of their ethical investment policies. Alongside the client work, Elina contributes to developing the research of ethical issues and updating our database of the ethical performance of companies.

Elisabeth Ottosen - Senior Researcher

Elisabeth returned to Ethical Screening in 2018. Her role involves research, analysis and monitoring of corporate activities. Special interests include animal rights, supply chain issues and the social and environmental effects associated with over-consumption and population pressures. Elisabeth previously worked as a researcher in corporate governance at Manifest.

Jim Blackstock - Senior Researcher

Jim joined Ethical Screening in October 2018, and has since had involvement in most of our core research areas, including ESG, negative and positive screening, SDG and sustainable funds. He has also been involved in product development, focusing on SDG-alignment and positive theme analysis. Jim has a broad background in sustainable development and active research, having worked on projects ranging from watershed management to gender-based violence in early years schooling.

Phoebe Spey - Senior Researcher

Phoebe started working for Ethical Screening in 2019. Her role includes researching the ESG and ethical practices of large corporate companies and analysing their performance. Phoebe has a special interest in oceans, water, shipping, maritime law, human rights and animal welfare. She has an LLM in International Law from the University of Bristol and a BA in Business and Law from the University of the West of England.

Jonny White - Researcher

Jonny joined Ethical Screening in June 2020, as part of the research team where he analyses the performance of companies in regard to ESG, ethical and SDG 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, and a BA in History from the University of the West of England.

Calum Palmer - Researcher

Calum joined Ethical Screening in 2020 as a Researcher. He studied International Development at the University of East Anglia with a key focus on natural resources, gender, and social anthropology. Outside of work, Calum volunteers his time with a small ethical fashion business and various NGOs, as well as enjoying art, reading and video games. His particular areas of interests include sustainability, ethical consumerism, animal rights, gender inequality, and LGBTQ+ issues.


Michael Head - Managing Director

Mike has worked in the financial services industry since 1982, with both investment providers and advisers. He played a key part in the establishment of Ethical Screening back in 1997, and his roles include developing new business opportunities and the existing client base; design of products and services; and day-to-day management of the business. Mike's contact with investors and investment managers as a financial advisor, help keep our services relevant to those who use them.

Matthew Ayres - Director

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Gerard Llewellyn - Director

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