Michelle Brissett

Michelle Brissett

Director of Finance & Resources

Michelle is CIMA qualified with over 16 years’ experience in the not-for-profit and private sectors. She is responsible for the Finance and Resources function at CUF and remains one of the longest standing member of staff. Michelle exercises her passion for music in her local church at Kensington Temple and enjoys supporting other women. She likes reading and does whatever it takes to remain healthy.

Paul Marten

Paul Marten

Management Accountant

Paul joined CUF in 2004 as part of the Grants team. He transferred to the Finance team in 2010. Paul is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and consistency of financial data in CUF’s databases. He has a degree in mathematics and is in the final stages of completing an accountancy qualification.


Edel Smith

Senior Finance Manager

Edel joined us in June 2019. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and comes to us with many years’ experience of Finance roles within the Financial Services Industry, including Business Partnering, Expense Management and Financial Controllership. Edel is responsible for the Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting for CUF, including the day to day management of the Finance team.

Edel is a practising Catholic. Since joining CUF she has been struck by a feeling of peace in her work and hopes that she can use her skills and talents to contribute to the charitable works of CUF.

Edel sings in a Choral Society and has recently sung on tour with them in Perugia. She is also learning to play the piano and enjoys spending time with family.