Our financial planning team

Kirstie McKeown

Financial planning director
Kirstie Mckeown head shot - Rathbone Investment Management
Kirstie McKeown
Financial planning director

Kirstie joined Rathbones in February 2013 having worked for Lloyds TSB Private Banking and Lloyds TSB Independent Financial Advisers for 25 years.  She gained Fellowship of the Personal Finance Society in 2008 and specialises in providing holistic Financial Planning to High Net Worth individuals and companies on pensions, investments, protection, and tax planning matters.

Aaron McLoughlin

Senior financial planner
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Aaron McLoughlin
Senior financial planner

Aaron Mcloughlin is a Senior Financial Planner in London with over 10 years of experience in Financial Services, and has joined Rathbones from Kleinwort Benson, where he was Head of Financial Planning. Prior to this he worked with the financial planning team at Lloyds Private Bank covering their London Mayfair office.

Aaron is a Chartered Financial Planner, a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, and is a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner, with a specialist qualification in UK Tax Planning for International Clients, from The Society for Trusts and Estate Planning (STEP).

Aaron has significant experience in providing holistic financial advice to Individuals, Corporates, and Trustees. He helps clients across a broad range of areas including protecting their wealth, retirement planning, investment structuring, and has a particular interest in advising on complex tax and succession planning.

Amanda Browning

Senior financial planner
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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.

Andy Stevenson

Financial Planner
Andy Stevenson
Financial Planner

Andy is a Financial Planner with over 14 years’ experience working in the financial services industry and nearly 5 years with  Rathbones. Andy holds Diplomas in Financial Planning and Regulated Financial Planning, and is aiming to complete his  Level 6 Chartered qualification next year. Andy provides holistic financial planning to high net worth individuals in partnership with Investment Managers and through the building of long-term client relationships in order to help clients achieve their financial goals.

Bill McCowie

Senior Financial Planner
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Bill McCowie
Senior Financial Planner

Bill is a senior Financial Planner, with over 30 years’ of experience in Financial Services, having worked for a Global Life and Pensions firm, a National IFA, a FTSE 100 Private Bank and latterly a UK Investment Management Group prior to joining Rathbones in 2017.
He is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) and provides holistic, independent financial advice to many high net worth individuals and business clients.

Christopher Bartlett

Financial planning director
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Christopher Bartlett
Financial planning director

Chris joined Rathbones from a national independent financial adviser and as well as being a Chartered Financial Planner is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. Chris has been advising individuals and businesses since 1998 on investment, pension and inheritance tax. His areas of specialism include the planning relating to drawing benefits from pension plans and the use of trusts as part of family financial planning. Chris ensures that all of his clients examine all areas of financial planning to help them and their families plan in an ever increasing complex world.

Colin Monton

Senior financial planner
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Colin Monton
Senior financial planner

Colin Monton is a Senior Financial Planner responsible for advising private clients and trusts in all aspects of financial planning.  He has been advising private clients and their families on complex estate planning, pension solutions and generational wealth succession since 2001.

Prior to joining Rathbones, Colin was a director at Coutts and HSBC International, advising internationally mobile and non domicile clients on country specific tax solutions and excluded property trusts.  

Colin is a Chartered Financial Planner, a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Furthermore, he holds qualifications from other jurisdictions, well placing him to comment on cross jurisdictional financial planning matters.

David Nelson

Senior financial planner
David Nelson
Senior financial planner

David is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. He joined Rathbones in April 2016 from the multi-family office Stonehage Fleming. David began his financial planning career in 2004 and over that time has provided effective counsel to a varied portfolio of wealthy individuals and families. He has a large professional network and works hard to ensure his clients receive the best possible outcomes and ongoing service.

David has been recognised as one the UK’s leading HNW Wealth Managers in the Spear’s 500, is highlighted on the Citywealth Leaders List and earlier in his career was named in Private Client Practitioner’s Top 35 under 35 on three occasions. He was awarded the inaugural Spear’s ‘young turk’ Wealth Manager of the Year title in 2012.

Mike Hunter

Senior financial planner
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Mike Hunter
Senior financial planner

Mike is a senior financial planner, joining Rathbones in 2017 from Lloyds Bank Private Clients. Mike has over 30 years’ experience of working in the financial services industry. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society who specialises in providing holistic financial planning to high net worth individuals.

Philip Baker

Financial planner
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Philip Baker
Financial planner

Philip is a Chartered Financial Planner with over nine years’ experience of working collaboratively with his clients to structure their financial affairs to meet their financial objectives. He passionately believes in the value of proper financial planning and has seen the value of the peace of mind and reassurance that planning brings to clients who are uncertain of their long term security and who wish to ensure their affairs are managed in the most suitable and tax efficient manner.

Philip previously worked at the Private Bank C. Hoare & Co, joining Rathbones in August 2016. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

Richard Nicholls

Financial planning director
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Richard Nicholls
Financial planning director

Richard is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has been working within the financial services industry for ten years. Since joining Rathbones in January 2009 he has successfully obtained Chartered status and is now a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.  Richard provides holistic financial planning to High Net Worth clients and has extensive knowledge and experience in advising clients on: their pensions and meeting specific retirement objectives; structuring investments to maximise tax efficiency; protecting themselves and their families in the event of death or long-term illness; estate planning and the mitigation of inheritance tax.

Tony Mills

Senior financial planner
Tony Mills
Senior financial planner

Tony is a Chartered member of the CISI and a senior financial planner with over 18 years’ experience working as an independent financial advisor and a Wealth Manager before joining Rathbones. Tony specialises in offering a personal service which encompasses establishing clients personal and financial goals, holistic financial planning and building long-term relationships.

William Evans

Financial Planner
William Evans
Financial Planner

William is a fully qualified Financial Planner and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). He joined Rathbones in 2017, from Lansdown Place Wealth Management in Bristol, where he spent time advising clients on all aspects of financial planning.

William believes in forming long term relationships to help clients achieve their financial planning goals and objectives. He has experience in advising clients on tax, retirement and estate planning. He is in the process of becoming a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.