Best for Britain campaigner, and founder SCMDirect.com, MoneyShe.com, SCM50.com, True and Fair Foundation
After successfully holding the government to account over who had the power to trigger Article 50, Gina became a powerful pro-EU force during this year’s General Election.
The businesswoman’s campaign, Best for Britain, was a tactical voting initiative launched against hard Brexit. Following successful crowdfunding – she raised more than £400,000 to fund the project, with three-quarters of that figure raised in just six days – the project donated funds to pro-Remain MPs, aimed to raise voter turnout and to inform people of how to vote tactically against a so-called ‘hard Brexit’.
It came after her success in the Supreme Court, forcing Theresa May to get parliamentary approval for triggering Article 50, the clause which starts the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. As lead client, she recruited law firm Mishcon de Reya to mount the legal challenge, described as “the most important constitutional law case in living memory”.
Guyanese-born Gina is used to causing waves. In the City she is best known for her long-standing attacks on the “hidden charges” levied by fund managers. She launched the True and Fair Foundation Campaign with her husband Alan Miller which accused the fund management industry of hiding charges behind “smoke and mirrors”.
She co-founded SCM Private and has worked in the retail financial services sector since 1992. She is passionate about consumer protection and says that financial companies have a duty to manage people’s money with honesty and integrity. The company also lobbies the UK government, parliament and regulators to force fund managers to be transparent over fees and where they invest people’s money.