Our team

Jake Wellesley-Smith

Client development director - North

Kendal Jake.Wellesley-Smith@rathbones.com

Jake Wellesley-Smith

Client development director - North

Kendal Jake.Wellesley-Smith@rathbones.com
Jake joined Rathbones in 2020.  He spearheads the client development activities across the North of England and the Midlands, delivering discretionary portfolio management services to private clients, charities and trusts. He is also responsible for developing and managing intermediary relationships. Jake started his career in finance at Lombard Street Research before moving into the private client investment world with Border Asset Management in Cumbria.  He joined Rathbones after 7 years working for Aberdeen Standard Capital (formerly Standard Life Wealth) following the acquisition of Newton Investment Management's private client arm in 2013.   Jake is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Melanie Wotherspoon

Head of Professional Intermediary Business Development

London Melanie.Wotherspoon@rathbones.com

Melanie Wotherspoon

Head of Professional Intermediary Business Development

London Melanie.Wotherspoon@rathbones.com
Melanie joined Rathbones in 2014 after spending the previous seven years at Jupiter. Prior to that, she was at Baring Asset Management, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and EY. She gained international experience working for HSBC in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Mumbai. Melanie is a Chartered Accountant, has a degree in Systems and Management from City University, London and is a Chartered Member of the CISI. She is both a trustee and member of the Investment Committee for the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust that commits over £1m a year to areas of deprivation in Cumbria and North Lancashire. Melanie is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants.

Henry Robertson

Business development director

Liverpool Henry.Robertson@rathbones.com

Henry Robertson

Business development director

Liverpool Henry.Robertson@rathbones.com
Henry is a business development director at Rathbones. He operates from the Liverpool office and covers the North West of England and North Wales. His responsibilities include creating opportunities for investment managers to acquire new business from trustees, both charitable and private, lawyers, accountants and private individuals. He joined Rathbones in 1994. Prior to this, he worked at what was then Wise Speke stockbrokers in Manchester.