Binki is a local business owner and life coach. As one of the very first wave of business owners in Brixton Village, she is passionate about the potential of strong communities to empower citizens. As Co-Chair she intends to support the development of the B£ as an inclusive social tool that creates accessible opportunities for all, develops local business, and strengthens our already incredible community. When not working Binki can quite often be found dancing on 5th Avenue in a gold leather jacket.
Ben lives and works in Brixton, where he runs his own market intelligence business focused on the emerging consumer sector in Africa. Before that he was managing director of a series of divisions for business media company Informa, where he advised food manufacturers and retailers on growth strategy. When not working, he can normally be found avoiding housework and DIY.
Charlie’s day job is being creative at This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll, a Brixton-born design agency (that now resides in Borough, the turncoats). Responsible for the design of the second edition (Bowie) Brixton Pounds, they also had the bright idea of asking Turner Prize-winning Jeremy Deller to produce our 5th Anniversary note. When not doing things like that, he’s likely failing to out-fox his two children, cycling very slowly up Brixton Hill or seeing The Fall. Charlie is 6’ 1”.
Previously, Emma has played an integral role in Visa Europe’s strategic programme to develop a digital wallet, as well as working across a range of industries in using data and business intelligence to deliver brilliant customer products.
Ilana is one of the two co-founders of Snact, which uses surplus produce to make healthy snacks as a way to tackle food waste. Ilana is passionate about creating positive change in the world and has fulfilled this passion by working in different sustainability related roles in the past. She's worked for the Food Assembly, an online platform disrupting the way we buy food and as a researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London. Prior to this, she worked in alternative finance - first for an asset manager and then for The Finance Innovation Lab which aims to create change in the financial system. She loves her guitar, and has recently taken up the banjo & singing so you can sometimes see her performing in London pubs. She’s also a London Leader, a programme that identifies and supports some of London's most innovative new leaders in sustainable business and communities run by the London Sustainable Development Commission.
Niall works for Exodus Ventures, an investment advisory that supports startups with their growth and strategy development on behalf of investors, as well as advising on capital raising, investing and M&A. As a long time resident of Brixton, he is passionate about maintaining Brixton's character and personality, and feels the Brixton Pound's initiatives aimed at increasing social inclusion and opportunity are the characteristics we need to maintain. Having previously worked in strategy both as a consultant and part of corporate teams, he has completed an MBA at the London Business School and is a CFA charterholder. On the weekends you will find him in the rec centre playing squash or in the Effra watching the football.
Satchi is a qualified HR professional working for one of London’s biggest housing associations. She has lived in Brixton since she was born and her family have lived in the area since 1953. She takes a keen interest in what’s happening in her local area and has made friends with lots of other locals along the way. Satchi’s previous work experience ranges from working in front line supported housing to post production. As well as being an avid Crystal Palace fan, when not working, Satchi enjoys camping, reading and dancing.
Zac Monro (Associate Director)
Zac has been a Director of the B£ for many years and DJ'ed at most of our events. A hard-working father of three and award-winning architect working with local residents associations, local businesses, and local developers since 2000, Zac has also worked on larger developments and community self-build projects around the Olympic Park as well as high profile private houses. He’s been walking Brixton’s streets for over 20 years and has his fingers in most of its pies. Away from work he submits to the constant pounding of his Progenies. Around the world he is known as the minimalist of Air Guitar, and founded the United Kingdom’s Air Guitar Championships in 2007.