Current Council Members


Treasurer, 2016-2019

Janette Rutterford

Janette Rutterford is Professor of Financial Management of The Open University Business School. Until recently, she was Head of the Centre for Financial Management and is an active member of the senior staff. Prior to joining the OU, Janette worked at Credit Lyonnais as a gilts analyst, taught finance at the London School of Economics, and worked in corporate finance at N.M.Rothschild & Sons Limited. Janette's research has centred around corporate finance, investment management, and the history of finance. She has written a number of texts, notably Corporate Finance & Capital Markets, Financial Strategy, and three editions of An Introduction to Stock Exchange Investment.

Janette's academic papers are in the field of performance measurement, equity valuation, pension funds, women and investment, and the history of investment. She was involved in a major ESRC research grant which investigated women's wealth and investment from 1870 to 1930 completed in 2009. Her paper on the history of equity valuation in 2004 was awarded the Basil Yamey prize for the best published paper in Accounting, Business and Financial History in that year. She was co-editor with Professor Josephine Maltby of York University and Professor Anne Laurence of the Open University of a 2009 edited text: Women and their Money, 1700 to 1950 and, with David Green, Josephine Maltby, and Alastair Owens, of a 2011 OUP edited text: Men, Women and Money: Perspectives on Gender, Wealth and Investment 1850-1930.