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About TEA – The Engagement Appeal

The Engagement Appeal (TEA) looks to help both companies and individuals achieve more inclusive investor engagement through constructivism and inter-generational collaboration.

A little about us

The Engagement Appeal is a newly formed social venture (registered as The Engagement Act Ltd., company number 14612231) that looks to help both companies and individuals achieve more inclusive investor engagement.

This is through constructivism, inter-generational collaboration, and by acting upon the practical framework laid out in the April 2023 white paper entitled ‘The Path to Inclusive Investor Engagement – A Roadmap for Mutual Benefit.’

Meet the team

Sheryl Cuisia

Co-Founder & CEO

Entrepreneur, investor, background in corporate advisory and shareholder engagement. Visiting Entrepreneur of King’s College, Cambridge University. Judge of the Non-Executive Director Awards, Co-Chair of the Women’s Company Secretary Circle, Founder of Boudicca from Equiniti, Aplanty Impact and TEA. Sheryl combines her diverse background with a passion for all things biophilic, and a desire for continuous learning. MBA, Bayes Business School, Executive DBA (expected 2027), Aston University.

Kelly Bolton

Project Manager – Marketing & Business Development

Kelly Bolton, is an award winning business growth and marketing specialist with a particular focus in digital marketing, communications, global business development, and brand strategy. With over a decade of corporate and entrepreneurial expertise in diverse sectors, Kelly excels in achieving maximum revenue impact with minimal resource expenditure. Adept at effective communication, problem-solving, and team leadership, Kelly optimises marketing campaigns and launches growth-focused strategies at TEA.

Angela Vero

Ambassador ‘Partying for Change’

Brings over 15 years in business management, start-ups, private equity and event coordination. Angela has curated memorable experiences for young enthusiasts about the UK and Europe’s rich history and socio-economic fabric. Today, she’s steering her hunger for empowerment and celebration towards a grander vision: advocating for environmental sustainability, championing financial literacy among the marginalised, and empowering shareholders to drive ethical change in influential corporations.

Emmeline Armitage

Artist Ambassador

Multi-talented musician, recording artist, writer, and performer. Exercises her unique perspectives and talents for promoting cross-industry collaboration between the creative industries, business and finance. Emmeline’s natural wit and infinite creativity spark brilliance in all that she does. She studied English at Oxford University.

Fahad Khan


International business studies, social media marketing, Tik Tok influencer, side hustle dabbler. Supports TEA’s operational and development activities and contributes to intergenerational collab. Studies Business at the University of Westminster.

Joseph Tebutt

Marketing & Business Development

Marketing, sales, and promotions specialist with a focus on clear and relatable communications and creating memorable experiences. Founder and passionate advocate for ecological care. Centres his work around connecting people via storytelling, inspiring environmental responsibility, and fostering a love for houseplants as a new asset class. Specialisms: social media marketing, entrepreneurship, and SME management. Studied Fashion Promotion at Ravensbourne University London.

Joseph Vambe

Education Ambassador

Community leader and advocator of diversity, equitability and inclusion. Joseph champions access to higher education by all. A Councillor already at the age of 23, he proudly represents Labour at Southwark Council and undertakes fundraising and engagement activities for Christian Aid. He is an original Stormzy Scholar having studied Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University.

Julia Szaniszlo

Content Manager

Applies exceptional communication, analytical and content distribution skills for building communities. Seasoned senior editor, expertise in journalism, online content creation and WordPress. Julia exudes with enthusiasm when it comes to delivering positive impact on society and the environment. She studies Modern Languages at Cambridge University.

Kyle Pollard

Digital, Design & Marketing

Digital design, gaming, new asset classes, curation, and marketing. Multi-faceted creative and enthusiast of botany and horticulture, who cultivates his diverse interests by hybridising these into novel curated experiences for the enjoyment of audiences across different walks of life. Studied graphic design.

Lorelie Sacro

Executive Support, Research & Data

Business and accounting admin, operations, research, and analysis. Team player who contributes to enhanced operational efficiency and the attainment of organisational goals. BA, Saint Joseph College.

Maricris De Guzman

Lead EA & Strategy Support

Executive engagement, project management, and business administration. Mari applies proficiency and charm in all her executive team leading work, positively impacting organisational governance and operational efficiency as a result. BA, Angeles University, MA, University of the Philippines Open University.

Niam Patel

Business & Tech Dev Strategy

Entrepreneur, next gen adviser, innovator, and individual investor. Niam never ceases to amaze and contribute to organisational development with his innate entrepreneurial insights, wisdom beyond his years, business analysis, and learned know-how in tech, new asset classes and sustainability. Co-Founder of Circ Regen and Card Culture. Studied History at Cambridge University.


Nick Hargrave

Investor Engagement Partner

Over 20 years in the capital markets, corporate finance and investment at Rothschild, UBS, and DBAY Advisors. Founder of Moulton Harrox Members (MHM), the innovative individual investor engagement platform, and Non-Executive Director of EcoPure Waters. Unwaveringly committed to individual investor empowerment and education. BSc, Mathematics & Statistical Science, UCL.

Unizel Joy Go

Executive Support, Digital & Design

Business administration, social media management and digital design. Positively contributes to the overall productivity, sustainability, and creativity of our organisation thanks to her diligence. Licensed Teacher, Professional Regulation Commission.


Danny Wallace

Co-Founder Member & Community Engagement Advocate

Individual investor, steadfast proponent of shareholder democracy, diversity, equitability, and inclusion. Entrepreneur with a focus on business and engineering. Delivers positive impact on society via his commitment to and delivery of proactive community engagement activities.

Kass Mohamed

Co-Founder Member & Strategy Adviser

Angel investor, mentor, business strategy expert. Active investor focussed primarily on providing angel investments and mentoring to start up and early stage high growth companies. Highly experienced in corporate strategy and values good governance as a pillar for strong business performance.

Sue Milton

Policy Adviser

Seasoned global governance and IT advisory leader from the finance and central banking sector. Focused on corporate sustainability, cyber security and shareholder democracy. With experience in finance and central bank governance, Sue expertly manages diversified investment portfolios, ensuring equitable treatment and risk diversification, leveraging her directorial and operational strategy proficiency.


Cathryn Riley

Renowned business leader in the fields of insurance, IT, and operations. Known for breaking barriers as COO and CIO, Cathryn continues to make impactful contributions as a prominent non-executive director across diverse disciplines. She is a fervent supporter of entrepreneurship, extending her influence as an active angel investor. She is also a strong advocator of societal advancement through her philanthropic endeavours, notably with the Eve Appeal. Cathryn’s substantial contributions to both the business world and society at large are pivotal, promoting missions for the collective well-being and inspiring success.

Paul Matthews

Seasoned CEO, finance and corporate advisory expert with 40+ years of experience. Paul is renowned for his inspirational leadership skills and track record in steering countless corporate transactions, of all sizes and complexities, to successful completion. Inherently calm and diplomatic, he compels diverse teams towards achieving excellence. His unparalleled experience and position within capital markets make him invaluable to any situation requiring positive impact and change.

Angeli Arora

Globally recognised corporate legal partner and Founder of Allectus. Renowned for her work in private equity, M&A, and corporate governance, with international experience spanning Europe, Hong Kong, and South Africa. Angeli’s innovative legal strategies have propelled her to earn numerous accolades, including being listed in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2023. Her extensive experience and insights make her a trusted adviser to prominent institutions and entrepreneurs.

Karin Schulte

Experienced investment professional, adviser, non-executive director, and philanthropist across various fields, including finance, the arts, governance, and education. Her commitment to people and the planet is demonstrated through her roles as an angel investor, Development Board Member at Rambert Dance, and as non-executive director at various charitable and non-profit organisations.

The white paper informal committee

The white paper came together thanks to a diverse group of individuals that formed into an informal committee . Over the last 12 months, the group shared their (often highly divergent) views on shareholder engagement, stewardship, sustainability and what and how we may improve the current state of play. Acting in their own capacity as individuals, the organisations covered by the informal committee and the partners with whom we consulted most closely include the following:
  • ShareAction
  • Tumelo
  • Tulipshare
  • Sillion
  • Proxymity
  • Peel Hunt
  • Mishcon de Reya
  • Professor Oliver Hart, Harvard University
  • Rethinking Choices
  • Lumi
  • Involve
  • Investor Meet Company
  • Edelman
  • CTFN
  • Board Agenda
  • Audeliss

The informal committee

  • Angeli Arora, Co-Chair
  • Sheryl Cuisia, Co-Chair
  • Alia Fazal
  • Alison Owers
  • Catherine Howarth
  • Cathryn Riley
  • Danny Wallace
  • David Ko
  • David Prosser
  • Gabriel Brown
  • Georgia Stewart
  • Jenna Armitage
  • Karin Schulte
  • Kate Higgins
  • Latika Shah
  • Niam Patel
  • Professor Oliver Hart
  • Paul Matthews
  • Richard Busellato
  • Steven Fine
  • Tom Rayner
  • Tracey Brady
  • Trevor Pryer
  • Paul Lester, CBE 
  • Stacey Parsons

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