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Alison Hutchinson CBE

Pennies

London, UK

CEO

Pennies

Alison Hutchinson CBE
Biography
Alison is CEO of Pennies, the electronic charity box offering a popular way for consumers to give a few pence to charity. She has a solid background in both the IT and financial services sector, having started her career at IBM where she became Global Director of Online Financial Services. Subsequently Alison joined Barclays Bank where she held a number of senior management positions including head of its B2B online business and Marketing Director of Barclaycard. She then moved to specialist mortgage provider, Kensington Group, where she was Managing Director and then Group Chief Executive.

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20 Sep 2017
UK Fundraising
Pennies now accepting in-app donations with Apple Pay

Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies said: “We’re thrilled to be able to expand the micro-donation movement across the UK via retailers’ apps and Apple Pay, and to support many more causes and communities as a result. This announcement changes the pace of feel-good giving in the UK, meaning millions more customers could give their small change a big purpose through retailers like Domino’s.”

08 Sep 2016
Pennies handles a digital top-up donation “every three seconds”

Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies said: “Pennies makes it possible – and simple – to give our digital small change a big purpose at the touch of a button and because we don’t keep personal data there is a guarantee of no follow up”.

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Alison Hutchinson CBE’s Background

CEO
Jan 2009 - Present
London, UK
Pennies gives your small change a big purpose – allowing you to donate a few pence to charity when you pay by card in shops, online and in apps. It’s your choice every time, with no pressure, and no follow up.
CEO
Mar 2007 - Apr 2008
London, UK
Specialist mortgage lending for first time buyers, first time landlords, self-employed, have complex income, or looking for buy to let mortgages.
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Other Business Interests

Non-Executive Director
Feb 2015 - Present
London, UK
The UK's third largest Building Society, with over 200 branches nationwide and more than 4,000 employees. The Yorkshire Building Society are a mutual organisation, which means they don't have shareholders. Instead, every customer is a "member" - there are 3.5 million members.
Non-Executive Director
May 2014 - Present
London, UK
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Alison Hutchinson CBE’s Education

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Strathclyde University
BSC, Technology & Business Studies
1983 - 1986