Our people

Our services are delivered by skilled investment professionals and we continue to grow our business through the reputation of our people.

Our investment managers, pensions and financial planners, and tax and legal specialists are listed below as well as our Board and Executive team. Alternatively, please call 020 7399 0000 to arrange to speak to one of our team or email us. 

Mark Nicholls

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Chairman
Mark Nicholls
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Chairman

Mark Nicholls is a lawyer and corporate financier. After studying law at Cambridge he took articles at Linklaters before joining S G Warburg in 1976. He became a director in 1984 and head of investment banking in 1994. In 1996 he joined Royal Bank of Scotland and became head of their private equity group, leaving in 2003 to pursue a plural career. He is currently chairman of the West Bromwich Building Society and a non-executive director of Northern Investors Company PLC. He was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2010, was appointed as chairman at our AGM on 11 May 2011 and is considered to be independent.

Philip Howell

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Chief Executive
Philip Howell, photograph
Philip Howell
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Chief Executive

Philip Howell is chief executive, appointed in March 2014. Following an early military career, Philip has spent over 30 years in the investment banking and private banking sectors, undertaking a range of leadership roles as well as gaining considerable general management experience. He was with Barclays for 24 years which included leadership assignments as Regional CEO in Asia, then as Regional CEO in South Africa, and subsequently as head of strategy & corporate development focused on the international and private banking divisions. For the past eight years, he has continued his involvement in private wealth management, firstly as CEO of Fortis Private Banking and latterly as CEO of Williams de Broe. Philip is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Programme.

Paul Stockton

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Finance director
Paul Stockton, photograph
Paul Stockton
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Finance director

Paul Stockton qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1992. In 1999 he joined Old Mutual Plc as Group financial controller, becoming director of finance in 2001 and finance director of Gerrard Limited eight months later. Following the sale of Gerrard to Barclays in 2003, he left in 2005 and has since worked for Euroclear in Brussels and as a division finance director of the Pearl Group. He joined Rathbones in August 2008 and is also a non-executive director of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

David Harrel

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director
David Harrel
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director

David Harrel was one of the founding partners of S J Berwin LLP in 1982, and was made senior partner in 1992. He relinquished this role in 2006 and is now a consultant to the firm. David has a variety of other appointments. He is non-executive chairman of Fairpoint Group plc, a member of the board of the English National Opera and a trustee of the Clore Duffield Foundation. He is chairman of the remuneration committee.

Sarah Gentleman

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director
Sarah Gentleman
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director

Sarah Gentleman started her career as a consultant at McKinsey and Company and then worked for several years in the telecoms and digital sectors, latterly as chief financial officer of the LCR Telecom Group. 

In 1999 she joined the internet bank Egg, the internet banking subsidiary of Prudential where she was responsible for business development and strategy. In 2005, she joined Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, the institutional research and trading arm of Alliance Bernstein as a banking analyst covering the European banking sector. Sarah graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences and also has an MBA from INSEAD. She was appointed to the board on 21 January 2015.

Kathryn Matthews

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director
Kathryn Matthews
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director

Kathryn Matthews has spent her entire career in investment management, most recently as chief investment officer, Asia Pacific (ex Japan) for Fidelity International. Prior to that, she held senior appointments with William M Mercer, AXA Investment Managers, Santander Global Advisers and Baring Asset Management.

She is a non-executive director of Aperam, S.A. Fidelity Asian Values Plc, J P Morgan Chinese Investment Trust Plc and as of 1 December 2016, BT Investment Management Ltd. She is chairman of the group risk committee.

James Dean

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director
James Dean
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director

James Dean has over 20 years experience working in financial services. Prior to pursuing a plural career, James worked in a variety of roles at Ernst and Young over a period of 14 years, including holding the position of Managing Partner for the UK Financial Services Audit Practice for four years. In addition to his roles at Ernst and Young, James also served on boards outside the firm, including the chairmanship of the ICAEW Insurance Committee. He holds a number of other non-executive directorships including Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society and The Stafford Railway Building Society.

James was appointed as a non-executive director on 1 November 2013. He is chairman of the audit committee

Andrew Sanders

Investment director
Andrew Sanders
Investment director

Andrew Sanders is an investment director responsible for the investment management of private clients, trusts, charities and Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) accounts. He started his working life with Cazenove in London and Salisbury, moving up to Edinburgh in 1994 to work for Ivory & Sime Private Clients before helping to arrange its sale to Rathbones in 1998. He has over 26 years' experience in financial markets and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Within Rathbones Andrew sits on the Stock Selection Committee for Rathbones Investment Management, the Broker Selection Committee. He has a specialist interest in oil exploration and production stocks, and mining companies.

Adam Jones

Investment manager
Adam Jones
Investment manager

Adam has been working in investment management for over 13 years and specialises in the construction and management of bespoke investment portfolios on behalf of private clients, charities and corporate institutions.

Throughout his career Adam has forged strong working relationships with a range of national and Midlands based firms of intermediaries including solicitors, accountants and independent financial advisors. Prior to joining Rathbones Adam helped to establish a Birmingham office for Smith & Williamson.  Adam holds the CISI’s ‘Masters in Wealth Management’ qualification as well as additional Certificates in Investment Management, Securities & Financial Derivatives. Adam is also a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.

In addition to his day-to-day duties in fund management Adam currently sits on Rathbones collectives sub-committee with responsibility for the coverage of alternative investments, primarily discretionary & systematic global macro strategies.

Adrian Maxwell

Investment director
Adrian Maxwell
Investment director

Adrian joined Rathbones in 2004 following completion of his Financial Economics degree. Adrian joined the business as an Investment Manager’s Assistant and following continuing professional development has earned promotion to his current position as Investment Director.

Adrian is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder and member of the CFA Institute. In addition, Adrian is a chartered member of the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment), having attained the Diploma and, as noted above, Adrian has an honours degree in Financial Economics from the University of Liverpool.

Adrian specialises in the management of Charities and Private Clients. Adrian invests in all asset classes on behalf of his clients, but is particularly enthusiastic about equity investments. Adrian is a member of the Group Stock Selection Committee.

Alan Martin

Investment director, Rathbone Investment Management International
Alan Martin
Investment director, Rathbone Investment Management International

Alan Martin is an investment director for Rathbone Investment Management International and manages a range of private client, trust, corporate and charity portfolios. Alan is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Alan began his career in offshore finance in 1987 with AIB Bank in Jersey and prior to joining Rathbones in October 2012, he was responsible AIB’s offshore investment proposition.

Alastair Childs

Investment director
Alastair Childs
Investment director

Alastair Childs is an investment director and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Alastair has spent his entire working career in private client investment management in London, starting in 1984 at Vickers da Costa. Alastair joined Laurence Keen, which subsequently became part of Rathbones, in 1992.

Alastair McLean

Investment director
Alastair McLean
Investment director

Alastair McLean is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He has a law degree from The University of Dundee as well as an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business.
 
He joined James Finlay Investment Management in 1987 where he worked as an investment manager until the company was acquired by Brewin Dolphin in 1996 where he served as a divisional director until joining Rathbones in 2015. 
 
Alastair has over 25 years of experience in private client investment management. He grew up in England but was educated in Scotland and works across the UK with a diverse client base specialising in the management of family wealth. He has long experience in collectives management as well as direct equity and bond market investment.
 
He has been a member of the Glasgow City Committee for Macmillan Cancer Support for the past ten years.

Alex Clay

Investment director
Alex Clay
Investment director

Alex Clay is a private client investment director with over 25 years experience of catering for the investment needs of high net worth individuals and their SIPPs, charities and family trusts. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Alex started his career in 1984 with Henderson Administration and in 1989 moved to start up the private client fund management department within the London office of Murray Johnstone (now part of Aberdeen Asset Management). 1996 saw a move to Guildford to develop the private client operation for Premier Asset Management, Alex then moved to Rathbones' Chichester office in 2002.

Alex Dow

Investment director
Alex Dow
Investment director

Alex Dow is investment director, he has a joint honours degree in politics, philosophy and economics from UEA. Alex is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, holding the diploma, and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Prior to joining Rathbones in December 2007, Alex worked at HSBC Investments (formerly James Capel) for eight years managing investment portfolios for charities and private clients. At HSBC Alex was a member of the UK Stock Committee and specifically covered the engineering, aerospace and defence sectors.

Alex Richmond

Director of Tax
Alex Richmond
Director of Tax

Alex is director of tax at Rathbones and has been advising private clients and business owners for 20 years. Alex specialises in providing capital gains and inheritance tax advice and has a wide range of experience in  all areas of private trust work.

Alex Turnbull

Investment director
Alex Turnbull
Investment director

Alex Turnbull is an investment director, his main focus is in managing assets for the not for profit, pension and corporate sector with a bias towards structuring segregated asset portfolios. He has particular expertise in corporate debt and equities, and where possible has a preference for direct investment of these asset classes. He chairs the charity asset allocation and stock committee and also sits on the UK equity and fixed income committee for the Investment Management division of Rathbones.
Alex is chartered fellow of the securities institute and holds the securities institute diploma, having qualified in 1989. Prior to joining Rathbones in 2008 he spent 20 years at HSBC Global Asset Management (formerly James Capel) where he was responsible for developing and leading the successful charity division.

Alexandra Jackson

Fund manager
Alexandra Jackson
Fund manager

Alexandra is co-manager on the Recovery Fund, working alongside Julian Chillingworth; formerly Assistant Fund Manager on the Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund.

She joined Rathbones in January 2007, having graduated from the University of Durham (University College) with a BA Hons in Economics.

Alexandra also holds the Investment Management Certificate and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter-holder.

Alfie Hayes

Investment sales consultant
Alfie Hayes
Investment sales consultant

Alfie is an Investment Sales Consultant and is a key point of contact for IFAs, brokers and DFM clients. He works alongside Neil Kerry, responsible for the North. 

Before joining Rathbones in 2016, Alfie worked as a broker at BGC for 4 years, before spending a year at Franklin Templeton on the Sales desk.

Alfie holds a BA (Hons) Politics degree from the University of Leeds.

Ali Johnson

Company Secretary
Ali Johnson
Company Secretary

Ali joined Rathbones on 1 April 2016 and was appointed Company Secretary on 1 May 2016. Prior to joining Rathbones, Ali spent 9 years as Director of Company Secretarial Services at Signet Jewelers having responsibilities for a wide variety of areas and functions during this time.   Ali graduated in law and is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administers. 

Amanda Browning

Senior financial planner
Amanda Browning
Senior financial planner

Amanda Browning is a Senior Financial Planner for the Bristol Office with over twenty years experience of advising wealthy individuals on a wide range of financial planning matters including inheritance tax mitigation, generational wealth succession, family and business protection and pension planning.

Amanda Joined Rathbones in October from Coutts where she was an Investment Manager for four years. Prior to this she spent twenty years at Lloyds Private Banking covering a broad spectrum of financial and investment planning. She holds qualifications as a Chartered Financial Planner and as a Chartered Wealth Manager.

Amanda is a Fellow Chartered member of the Chartered Insurers Institute as well as a Chartered member of The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.

Amos Nelson

Investment manager
Amos Nelson
Investment manager

Amos works closely with James Fox in the management of investment portfolios for private clients, charities and self-invested personal pensions.

He is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Bristol and currently holds the Masters in Wealth Management and the Investment Management and Financial Planning Certificates.

Amos is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and sits on our Collectives Research Committee. 

Andrea Hanley

Investment manager
Andrea Hanley
Investment manager

Andrea Hanley is an Investment Manager in our Glasgow office and provides discretionary management for private clients, pensions, trusts and charity portfolios.

Andrea started her investment career with Brewin Dolphin in April 2004 and has achieved her Diploma in Investment Compliance and her Private Client Investment Advice and Management qualification.  She is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Andrew Austin

Associate sales director, the South and East Midlands
Andrew Austin
Associate sales director, the South and East Midlands

Andy is an Associate Sales Director at Rathbones, responsible for the South and the East Midlands. He joined Rathbones in September 2014, having spent over 2 years as a Senior Client Relationship Manager for Schroders. Andy brings over 10 years’ sales’ experience, having also worked at M&G in a variety of client-focused roles.

Andrew Dawson Paul

Investment director
Andrew Dawson Paul
Investment director

Andrew Dawson Paul is an investment director with over twenty years’ experience of managing discretionary investment portfolios for private individuals, their pensions and family trust structures. He also manages investments for charities including a City Livery Company.

After graduating from Durham University, Andrew joined the City stockbroking firm of Laurence Keen and qualified as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Laurence Keen was acquired by Rathbones in 1995.

Andrew Hess

Investment director
Andrew Hess
Investment director

Andrew Hess is an investment director, managing discretionary investment portfolios for private individuals, their pensions, trusts and charities, he also manages investments for city livery companies. 

Andrew is a member of the Rathbones Strategic Asset Allocation Committee and the Fixed Income, Macro and Credit fund selection Committee. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and has over twenty years experience in the private client industry. 

Prior to joining Rathbones, Andrew started his career at Smith Keen Cutler and Gerrard Vivian Gray.  He then joined Albert E Sharp as a director in 1997 before joining Rathbones in 2000.

Andrew Mackintosh-Walker

Investment director
Andrew Mackintosh-Walker
Investment director

Andrew Mackintosh-Walker is an investment director and deputy head of the Edinburgh Office, graduating from St Andrews University with a 2:1 MA Hons in Theology.

Andrew was made an investment director in 2008 and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. On leaving university he joined Merrill Lynch International Private Client Group, working initially in London before joining their Edinburgh team.

In August 2000, he joined Rathbones where he continues to manage investments for private individuals, personal pension funds, charities and trusts. Andrew takes a keen interest in corporate governance and is a member of the Rathbones Corporate Governance Committee.

Andrew Morris

Head of investment management - North
Andrew Morris
Head of investment management - North

Andrew Morris is responsible for Rathbones’ Investment Management business in the UK outside London. He also manages a large number of client portfolios. He has spent his entire working career at Rathbones in private client investment management and joined the group executive committee in July 2015.

Andy Pitt

Head of charities, London
Andy Pitt
Head of charities, London

Andy Pitt graduated from Exeter University with a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry and Law, and subsequently spent three years as a solicitor in the corporate finance team at Freshfields in the early 1990s.

Andy joined Rathbones in June 2014 as an Investment Director and Head of Charities, London, following his previous role as Head of Charities at Newton Investment Management. Andy has also worked at Schroder Investment Management and UBS Wealth Management, and during his career has managed investment portfolios for a wide variety of charities and other not-for-profit organisations, as well as individuals, trusts and corporates.

Andy is a visiting lecturer at the Cass Business School (Sector for Charity Effectiveness), and an external member of the investment committee of the Alzheimer’s Society. He is also an Associate Member of the CFA Society of the UK (ASIP) and a Chartered Fellow of the CISI (FCSI). Andy is a keen sportsman with interests in skiing, horses and tennis, whilst enjoying time spent in the garden and with his family.

Angus Kerr

Regional director
Angus Kerr
Regional director

Angus is Regional Director for the Glasgow office. He is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.  He joined Greig Middleton in 1996 as a graduate trainee fund manager. 

In 1998 Angus joined Murray Johnstone Private Investors and following the take over of Murray Johnstone by Aberdeen Asset Managers he remained with AAM plc as a Fund Manager in the private client division.

In 2006 Aberdeen Private Investors was acquired by Brewin Dolphin and Angus joined the firm as Divisional Director. Angus successfully attained his MBA from Strathclyde University and In 2015 he joined Rathbones to head the Glasgow office and is responsible for the investment management of private clients, trusts, charities and SIPP accounts.

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