POSITIVE MONEY EUROPE’S TEAM
Stan joined Positive Money in August 2015 as international coordinator. After two years leading the QE for People campaign and the International Movement for Monetary Reform, he is now leading Positive Money Europe.
Before joining Positive Money, Stan used to cover the euro crisis as a journalist and ran a blog where he helped spread knowledge about money creation. He has also coordinated the European Citizens’ Initiative for basic income and co-founded the French movement for basic income. Stan holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship.
Alessia del vasto
Paul joined the Positive Money Europe team as Campaign Manager in April 2020. As Campaign Manager, Paul works to grow, mobilise and diversify Positive Money Europe’s wonderful supporters, supports media outreach and oversees the organisation’s social media communications.
Before joining Positive Money Europe, Paul worked in EU-facing communications with NGOs such as Amnesty International on campaigns promoting children’s rights, human rights and international development.
Uuriintuya joined the Positive Money Europe team as an Economist in June 2020. Prior to joining PMEU, she worked at Bruegel, DIW Berlin and UNDP Mongolia. She has Master’s degrees from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the Central European University in Budapest.
Uuriintuya’s research interests include macroeconomics, banking and monetary policy, and sustainable finance. She speaks Mongolian, English, Russian, German and French.
Vicky Van Eyck
Finance and Operations Manager
Vicky joined the Positive Money Europe team in September 2020 as a Finance and Operations Manager. Prior to joining us, she was in charge of investor relations and campaigns at LITA.co Belgium, a start-up and equity crowdfunding platform that helps individuals and professionals invest in enterprises with a positive social and/or environmental impact. Vicky holds a BA in English Law & European Legal Studies from King’s College London and an MA in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges.
German National Coordinator
Marc joined Positive Money Europe in July 2020 and is leading all activities related to Germany. In addition, he is supporting advocacy efforts on the European level.
Previously, Marc was the chairperson of Rethinking Economics Netherlands, gained work experience with the Institute of Ecological Economy Research and the NGO Germanwatch, and completed a BSc in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam. He is interested in climate finance, democratising central banking and central bank digital currencies.
Sarah joined the team of Positive Money Europe in August 2020. She is working as the Campaign assistant in order to get citizens on board in the fight for a fair, democratic and sustainable economy.
She studied Political sciences at Université catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France and ended her studies in 2017 after an internship at the European Parliament.
Very fond of the city, Sarah decided to live in Brussels where she got involved in climate citizen movements such as Rise for Climate Belgium and she dedicates herself as a tour guide in the association Sustainable Brussels.
Social Media and Administrative Support
Mira is mainly focusing on creating visual content for social media and supporting the team in growing our supporter base and online campaigns.
Executive Director, Positive Money UK
Fran has led the UK and international expansion of Positive Money, a non-profit think tank, which campaigns for systemic change of the money and banking system to support a fair, sustainable, and democratic economy. Positive Money Europe launched in 2018, and Positive Money US will hopefully be set up in 2020. Committed to wider financial reform, she is also a Director of Finance Watch, a Senior Fellow at the Finance Innovation Lab, and an Advisor to Transparency Taskforce. Fran was also recognised as one of the most ‘Inspirational Women in the City’ 2017 by Brummell Magazine. Fran has an MSci and PhD from Cambridge University in Geophysics. Fran has also worked at various international organisations including the UN, Greenpeace, and BP.
Jack has spent most of his career as a Chartered Accountant in practice. For 25 years he was the Technical and Training partner at UHY Hacker Young in London, with a wide ranging quality and compliance remit. In addition, he was also the Ethics Partner, and in his last two years at UHY he was the Audit Partner for the firm’s leading charity and not-for-profit clients. An environmentalist at heart, Jack was one of the founders of “Sustainable St Albans” and has three times been the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for St Albans.
Media and communications specialist
Greg is a freelance media and communications specialist. A former Head of Communications at Finance Watch, the Brussels-based NGO working on financial regulation, he advises on media relations and communications strategy. He was a financial journalist for ten years, working for a subsidiary of the Financial Times Group, and before that for PwC as an international tax and trade advisor. He studied law at UCL (LLB) and King’s College London (LLM).
Dr. Sotiria Theodoropoulou is a senior researcher and the head of the European economic, employment and social policies research unit at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels. Her recent research interests have been focusing on the impact of fiscal austerity on economic performance and labour markets in Europe.
She is the editor of the ‘Labour market policies in the era of pervasive austerity’ book. She earned her Ph.D. in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she also taught economic analysis of the EU for several years.
Prior to joining the ETUI she held positions as research associate at Chatham House (London) and an economic policy analyst at the European Policy Centre (Brussels).
For the time being, all current members of the board are also sitting in Positive Money UK’s board. We are aiming to expand and diversify the membership of the Positive Money Europe board in the coming months.