Directors

Mark Nicholls

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Chairman
Mark Nicholls Headshot - Rathbone Investment Management
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 and a non-executive director of Northern Investors Company PLC. He is considered to be independent. 

Philip Howell

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

Philip is chief executive and was appointed in 2013. Following an early military career, Philip 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 in Asia and South Africa and subsequently as head of strategy and corporate development focused on the international and private banking divisions. He continued his involvement in private wealth management, firstly as chief executive of Fortis Private Banking and subsequently of Williams de Broë. Philip is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Programme.

Paul Stockton

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Finance Director/Designate Managing Director, RIM
Paul Stockton, photograph
Paul Stockton
Rathbone Brothers Plc - Finance Director/Designate Managing Director, RIM

Paul was appointed group finance director in 2008. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouse 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. Two years after the sale of Gerrard in 2005 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.

Sarah Gentleman

Rathbone Brothers Plc - Non-executive director
Sarah Gentleman headshot - Rathbone Investment Management
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 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.

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 chair of the audit committee in 2014. He is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience working in financial services. James 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 holds a number of other non-executive directorships including Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society and is 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 our senior independent director in august 2017. He is Chairman of CYBG PLC, Scottish Financial Enterprise and RBC (Europe) Ltd. He is a chartered accountant and was formerly Chief Executive Officer of CMC Markets UK plc, Chief Operating Officer of Ashmore Group plc and Group Finance Director of ICAP plc. He previously held a senior independent director role at Crest Nicholson Holdings Plc and a chairman role at The Edinburgh Investment Trust plc.  He was formerly a non-executive director at Aberdeen Asset Management plc, AON UK Ltd, Hermes Fund Managers Ltd and the immediate past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Ali Johnson

Company Secretary
Ali Johnson head shot - Rathbone Investment Management
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 Administrators. 

Colin Clark

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

Colin Clark was appointed non-executive director in October 2018.  He was at Mercury Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers for over 20 years and then was appointed a non-executive director at Standard Life Investments in 2004. In 2005, Colin took on NED roles, with Alpha Strategic Plc, and with the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where he also chaired the Cancer Campaign Marketing Committee.

Colin was appointed an executive director of Standard Life Investments in 2010 and subsequently appointed to the Standard Life Plc board as an executive director with responsibility for the Global Client Group. He retired from this position in 2017.

Colin is currently a non-executive director of AXA Investment Managers SA and Chairman of AXA Investment Managers UK board.

Terri Duhon

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

Terri Duhon was appointed non-executive director in 2018. She is also the Non-Executive Chair of Morgan Stanley Investment Management for the EMEA business, on the board of Morgan Stanley International as a Non-Executive Director where she chairs the Risk Committee, an Associate Fellow at The Said Business School at Oxford University, on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee and a motivational speaker for Speakers for Schools. 

After graduating from MIT in Math, Terri Duhon started her career at JPMorgan and spent 10 years working as a derivative trader.  Later she became an entrepreneur and started several businesses.  She has been on the board of CHAPS Co, the board of Operation Smile and was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Group for the Prince’s Trust.  She is the author of How the Trading Floor Really Works.    

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