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Meet the trustees of the Quilter Foundation

Meet the trustees of the Quilter Foundation

Steven Levin

Steven Levin


Steven is CEO of Quilter plc. Steven is an experienced leader with an ability to cut through organisational complexity to drive strategic delivery. He has deep industry knowledge, having worked in asset management, investments, platform and distribution roles. This breadth of experience positions him well to lead the integrated customer centric propositions at Quilter. Having been a member of the Executive Committee since 2011, he has played a leading role in delivering several high-profile strategic initiatives for the Group, including the implementation of Quilter's new investment platform and supporting the development of Quilter's ESG proposition. He is a trusted leader who is highly respected by the Board, his Executive Committee and the wider business for his insight and customer focus. Steven joined Quilter plc and its predecessor companies in June 1998, initially joining Old Mutual Group in Cape Town, South Africa. Relocating to London in 2010 as the Product and Proposition Director for Old Mutual plc, he became a Managing Director in 2011 in what was to become Quilter plc. Most recently, Steven has been instrumental in bringing together Quilter's Platform, Asset Management and Advice businesses into a single affluent customer focussed business. Steven is a qualified Actuary and Chartered Financial Analyst.

Professor Richard Breen


Richard Breen is Professor of Sociology and a Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford.  He works on social mobility and on problems of inferring causal relations in non-experimental data. He recently co-edited Education and Intergenerational Social Mobility in Europe and the United States (Stanford University Press, 2020).  He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Member of Academia Europaea, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

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Tim Childe

Tim is an executive at Quilter Cheviot, the investment management arm of Quilter plc. Tim has over 30 years’ experience in investment management and is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI). Tim is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and also a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee.

Penny Cole

Human Resources Director

Penny has over 15 years’ experience at Quilter. During her time with the Group Penny has held multiple senior HR roles including Head of HR for our UK and International Platform businesses. She has worked across multiple jurisdictions and geographies and led significant complex people change; most recently as People Transformation Director where she spearheaded the externally recognised and multi award winning Hello Tomorrow programme.

Penny has extensive experience across the spectrum of HR including Remuneration, Culture, Talent & Succession, Organisational Design, Learning and Development and HR Operations. She has worked across multiple industries and sectors including Telecommunications, Third Sector and Financial Services.

Penny specialises in large scale people change, cultural transformation, people experience and organisation effectiveness.

Philippa Foster-Back CBE


Philippa began her career in Corporate Treasury and Finance, prior to her appointment as Director of the Institute of Business Ethics in 2001 from which she stepped down in April 2020.

Philippa was previously Group Treasurer at EMI Group, Group Finance Director at DC Gardner Group and Group Treasurer at Bowater after beginning her financial career at Citibank. Philippa has also held a number of trustee, major review committee and non-executive roles throughout her career. She is a past President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence in her capacity as NED and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee and in 2014 she was awarded the CBE for services to UK Antarctic Heritage. In 2018 she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law from University of Warwick and in 2020 an Honorary Doctorate of the Open University.

Stephen Gazard

Steve Gazard

Chief Executive Officer at Quilter Financial Planning

Stephen brings a wealth of industry experience to this role, including as a financial planner and advice business owner. Prior to joining Quilter, Stephen had been Managing Director of Sesame Bankhall Group for four years, during which time he delivered its corporate restructure and cultural transformation. Stephen has held numerous senior leadership roles in the wealth management industry and is ideally placed to ensure Quilter Financial Planning continues to provide good outcomes for its customers and high-quality support for its advisers.

Tosin James-Odukoya

Tosin James-Odukoya

Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Talent Acquisition

Tosin joined Quilter as the Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Talent Acquisition in June 2021.

Prior to joining Quilter, Tosin was the diversity, inclusion and recruitment business partnering lead at GSMA, the global trade body for mobile network operators, where she led the drive for greater equality and inclusion by designing recruitment practices to improve diversity across gender, race and other demographics. She was the first person to hold the position and implemented a range of initiatives, both practical and experiential to support the progression of people from underrepresented backgrounds.

Tosin’s career in HR started via a summer internship in 2006 at Société Générale via the Brokerage, the social mobility charity, her experience also includes HR roles at Alexander Mann Solutions, the New York Stock Exchange and HSBC. Tosin holds a degree in Technology and Enterprise Management from Aston university.

In recognition of her efforts, Tosin was shortlisted for Advocate of the year at the Women in IT awards in 2020.

The Quilter Foundation team

Bethan Lloyd

Head of Responsible Wealth Management Strategy

Bethan is our Head of Responsible Wealth Management strategy, accountable for the delivery of our ambition to act and invest responsibly. She provides strategic oversight of the internal team who manage the Foundation’s activities.

Harvey Rathore

Adviser Community Manager

Harvey is our Adviser Community Manager leading all adviser engagement with The Quilter Foundation. She manages the Foundation’s fundraising, volunteering and communications amongst the adviser community.

The Giving Department

The Giving Department logoThe Giving Department have been helping businesses, philanthropists and funders make a substantial positive impact on charities and communities since 2010. The Giving Department bring independent insight and knowledge of the third sector to develop impact driven partnerships.

Bean Research

Bean Research logoBean Research provides The Quilter Foundation with independent insight, monitoring and impact analysis on it’s grant making activity.