Directors

Mark Nicholls

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

Mark is a lawyer and corporate financier and was appointed as chairman at our 2011 AGM. After studying law at Cambridge, he qualified as a solicitor 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. He is considered to be independent.

Paul Stockton

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Chief executive
Paul Stockton
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Chief executive

Paul was appointed chief executive in May 2019, having served as managing director of Rathbone Investment Management from May 2018. He was previously group finance director from 2008 to April 2019.

Paul qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouse in 1992, subsequently taking up a position in New York before returning to London in 1996. In 1999 he joined Old Mutual Plc as group financial controller, becoming director of finance of Gerrard Limited in 2001. In 2005, two years after the sale of Gerrard, he left to work initially for Euroclear and, subsequently, as a divisional finance director of the Phoenix Group. He was formerly a non-executive director of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Jennifer Mathias

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Finance director
Jennifer Mathias
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Finance director

Jennifer was appointed to the board on 1 April 2019.

She began her career on the Lloyds TSB Finance graduate scheme following her graduation in 1995, and qualified as chartered management accountant in 1999. At Lloyds, Jennifer held a number of senior management roles and worked closely with the board-level team of the Lloyds TSB Group, and was a member of the Corporate Banking and Wholesale Finance Executive Committees. In addition to her position as a finance director of Corporate Banking, Jennifer spent three years as head of Credit Risk & Compliance for the Commercial Banking division of Lloyds TSB. In 2012, she joined Coutts as the global chief finance officer, and in 2015, she moved to EFG Private Bank (UK), where she was chief finance officer and deputy chief executive officer.

Sarah Gentleman

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

Sarah was appointed as a non-executive director in 2015 and chair of the Remuneration Committee in June 2017. She was appointed as a designated non-executive director for our workforce engagement in 2019 along with Colin Clark.

She started her career as a consultant at McKinsey & 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 is also an adviser to early-stage technology companies.

James Dean

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

James was appointed as a non-executive director in 2013 and is chair of the audit committee.

He is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience working in financial services. He has worked in a variety of roles at Ernst & Young over a period of 14 years, including holding the position of managing partner for the UK Financial Services Audit Practice for four years. He is currently chairman of The Stafford Railway Building Society.

Jim Pettigrew

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director
Jim Pettigrew
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director

Jim was appointed as a non-executive director at our 2017 AGM and was appointed as senior independent director in August 2017.

He is a chartered accountant and was formerly president of ICAS, chief executive officer of CMC Markets plc, chief operating officer of Ashmore Group plc, and group finance director of ICAP plc. He was previously a non-executive chairman of Virgin Money UK, Miton Group Plc and RBC Europe Ltd. Jim was also a non-executive director of Scottish Financial Enterprise, Aberdeen Asset Management plc, AON UK Ltd, Hermes Fund Managers Ltd, Crest Nicholson Plc and Edinburgh Investment Trust Plc.

Terri Duhon

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director
Terri Duhon
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director

Terri was appointed as a non-executive director in July 2018 and is chair of the risk committee.

Terri is currently a non-executive director on the board of Morgan Stanley International where she chairs the risk committee and is also chair of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Limited. She is an Associate Fellow at The Saïd Business School at Oxford University and on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee. Previously, Terri sat on the boards of CHAPS Co and UK Operation Smile and was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Group for the Prince’s Trust. As an executive, Terri held a number of senior roles at JP Morgan and ABN AMRO before setting up her own consultancy firm.

Colin Clark

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director
Colin Clark
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director

Colin was appointed as a non-executive director in October 2018 and a designated non-executive director for our workforce engagement programme in 2019.

He is currently chairman of Merchants Trust Plc and a non-executive director of AXA Investment Management SA, and AXA Investment Managers UK. Previously, Colin worked at Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers for over 20 years. In 2004, he was appointed a non-executive director at Standard Life Investments, and in 2010, he was appointed as an executive director of Standard Life Investments. He was appointed to the Standard Life Plc board as an executive director with responsibility for the Global Wealth Group and retired from this position in 2017. He was previously a non-executive director of Alpha Strategic Plc, and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Ali Johnson

Company secretary
Ali Johnson
Company secretary

Ali joined Rathbones in April 2016 and was appointed company secretary in May 2016. Prior to joining Rathbones, Ali spent nine 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 Administrators.