Our Team

Our most important asset!

We have taken time and patience to build a dedicated and professional team across all aspects of our business.

You can meet our team in the section below, so that you can find out who can help you or just to put a face to a name.

Management Board

Keith Satchell
Chairman of the Management Board
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Keith Satchell
Chairman of the Management Board
Keith Satchell
What do I do?

I have chaired the Management Board of the Partnership since 2010. I am not a Partner and therefore bring an independent perspective to the affairs of the business, focusing particularly on governance and its effective operation, as well as the strategic direction of the business. The formal Board meetings are quarterly with ad hoc meetings as necessary, and there is regular informal contact between myself and senior members of the team.

Who am I?

I qualified as an actuary and my career has been primarily in life assurance; I was Chief Executive of Friends Provident Plc from 1997-2006 and retired as Chairman of Rothesay Life in 2016. I have served on Boards in a number of European countries. Working part time now allows me to spend more (frustrating) time on my golf handicap, as well as some (delightful) time with my wife looking after four young grandchildren. I enjoy the theatre, skiing and weekly seven-a-side football.

Keith Satchell
Vince Whitefoord
Partner and CEO
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Vince Whitefoord
Partner and CEO
Vince Whitefoord
What do I do?

I am Whitefoord’s Chief Executive Officer, having founded the firm in 2000. I manage the business on a day-to-day basis with our team of professional managers. I also act as a strategic investment and financial consultant to a number of the firm’s Clients. Some of them were clients of my previous consulting actuarial firm nearly 40 years ago.

Who am I?

First and foremost, I am a family man. When my friends were having grandchildren, I was unbelievably fortunate to meet my wife and be blessed with four children in the next five years. I love sport, both playing and watching and my great passion is skiing. I am driven at work and find great joy working with like-minded people and helping my clients.

Vince Whitefoord
John Cole
Partner
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John Cole
Partner
John Cole
What do I do?

I joined Whitefoord in 2011 when the Partnership acquired my consultancy business that I had set up in 1998, having formerly been the CEO of a UK listed financial services company. I retired from executive duties as Head of Account Management at the end of March 2018 but remain a Partner and a member of the Management Board, enabling me to continue my involvement in the development of the Firm and the people in it.

Who am I?

I was a financial adviser for40 years and a regular commentator on personal finance matters in the Financial Press, TV and radio. Over the years I had also been closely involved in the regulation of the Financial Services Industry, sat on the Membership and Disciplinary Committees of the Personal Investment Authority and was subsequently a member of the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Services Authority. Hailing from the North East I am cursed to be a Newcastle United supporter and I also enjoy theatre and music in general, with a particular passion for guitars.

John Cole

Corporate Management

Emily Saker
Partner
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Emily Saker
Partner
Emily Saker
What do I do?

I am the Company Secretary for Whitefoord LLP and its subsidiary companies and have legal oversight for all contractual matters and general governance. I also assist Vince with his clients and general day-to-day work.

Who am I?

Originally from Norwich, I moved to London to complete my legal studies and have worked at Whitefoord since 2008. Out of the office, I am in the midst of a three year house renovation project; I also love to cook, enjoy wine and cheese and have taken my first qualification with the West London Wine School.

Emily Saker
Julian Ellis
Partner, Compliance & MLRO
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Julian Ellis
Partner, Compliance & MLRO
Julian Ellis
What do I do?

I have worked in financial services for 40 years, with 30 of those in regulation and compliance. I am responsible for mentoring and monitoring the firm’s compliance with often complex rules and regulations. Whilst every employee is responsible for compliance, I will help them to understand what is required of them to ensure that all of our customers are treated fairly and that we continue to act in their best interests.

Who am I?

As well as being a Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Financial Planner, I am a Pensions Advisory Service volunteer adviser and have appeared on BBC Radio 4 Money Box as their Compliance Expert. My wife (also a volunteer adviser with Citizens Advice) and I are long distance walkers and can be frequently seen on the South Downs and other National Trails.

Julian Ellis
Amethyst O'Neill
Partner, Human Resources
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Amethyst O'Neill
Partner, Human Resources
Amethyst O'Neill
What do I do?

I became a Partner in 2010 and am responsible for Human Resources and Training and Competence within the firm. I am responsible for setting the strategic people agenda to ensure we have the right people in the right roles, performing at their best. I believe in creating a working environment that allows people to do a great job.

Who am I?

I have gained a wealth of HR and Development experience in large organisations at both a strategic and operational level during my career, as well as having worked as a Consultant for SME’s. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and particularly love the safari trips that I’ve taken to Africa which I wish I could do every year!

Amethyst O'Neill
Gurmeet Josen
Partner, Finance
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Gurmeet Josen
Partner, Finance
Gurmeet Josen
What do I do?

My primary responsibility is working as the firm’s financial controller, which covers several areas such as financial, management and regulatory reporting. I am also responsible for reporting to various external supervisory bodies and I work closely with the firm’s external auditors. The nature of this finance position requires I sit on different boards and committees across the firm.

Who am I?

After university, I completed my Chartered Accountancy qualification whilst working within a top ten accountancy firm in the City. During this time I worked with a number of regulated clients within financial services, across various finance and regulatory functions. After finishing my training I pursued the next step in my career and joined Whitefoord in 2012 as Head of Finance and I subsequently became a Partner in 2015. Away from work, I am a keen follower of many sports, particularly football, and play five-a-side football on a regular basis and love spending time with my family.

Gurmeet Josen

Account Management

Andrew Twells
Partner and Head of Account Management
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Andrew Twells
Partner and Head of Account Management
Andrew Twells
What do I do?

I act as both an Account Manager, advising clients in relation to their investment portfolios, and sit on Whitefoord’s Investment Strategy Committee, which is responsible for setting the asset allocation of the firm’s investment portfolios. I also oversee the administration of the Whitefoord SIPP. As Deputy CEO, I assist Vince in the management of the firm.

Who am I?

I trained as an actuary and before joining Whitefoord, I was a Partner at Barnett Waddingham LLP, advising Trustees of final salary pension schemes on funding and investment matters,  as well as advising personal investment clients. Outside of work, I enjoy skiing, hiking and cricket.

Andrew Twells
Allan Macdonald
Partner, Account Management
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Allan Macdonald
Partner, Account Management
Allan Macdonald
What do I do?

I joined Whitefoord in early 2007, having worked with Vince in his previous business in the early ’90s. I was the first Whitefoord Account Manager and advise my Clients across a wide range of planning aspects including retirement, personal and inheritance tax and estate planning. My Clients range from private individuals to Trustees of pension schemes and family Trusts.

Who am I?

I have been in the financial services industry for most of my working life and advising Clients for the majority of this time. I am a member of the Personal Finance Society where I have achieved industry qualifications to Diploma level. Outside of work I still play football (not walking!), squash and take my frustration out on the occasional golf ball, with the ball usually winning. I also enjoy going to the theatre and live music events.

Allan Macdonald
Pete Stephenson
Partner, Account Management
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Pete Stephenson
Partner, Account Management
Pete Stephenson
What do I do?

I am a Partner and Account Manager in the business. I advise clients on a broad range of financial planning issues, working closely with their accountants, solicitors and other professional advisers. A good proportion of my Clients are professional sportsmen, whose financial planning requirements are quite specific.

Who am I?

Before joining Whitefoord in 2012, I was an IFA for approximately ten years. Outside of work, I am an active Masters swimmer and a former district level water polo player. Swimming four times per week is necessary due to the fact that I also enjoy eating out a lot with my family!

Pete Stephenson
Ross Anders
Partner, Account Management
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Ross Anders
Partner, Account Management
Ross Anders
What do I do?

Having joined Whitefoord in June 2015, I work as a Account Manager, providing holistic investment and financial planning advice to high net worth individuals. Prior to Whitefoord, I worked as an Investment Manager at Dart Capital and then as a Relationship Manager at Citigroup.

Who am I?

After graduating in Economic History from the University of Glasgow, I moved to London to study Law at the University of Law, Bloomsbury before moving into Wealth Management. Outside of the office, I continue to play rugby for Belsize Park RFC although age and injuries are beginning to slightly restrict this!

Ross Anders
Darren Holmes
Partner, Account Management
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Darren Holmes
Partner, Account Management
Darren Holmes
What do I do?

I am a Account Manager, advising on a wide range of financial planning opportunities, including retirement, personal and estate tax planning. Typically, Clients are individuals but I also advise Trustees of pension schemes and family Trusts on a broad range of financial planning issues alongside their accountants, solicitors and other professional advisers.

Who am I?

Before joining Whitefoord in 2014, I was an IFA for approximately seven years. Outside of work, I enjoy playing squash and watching most sports, much to the annoyance of my wife!

Darren Holmes
Annabel Moore
Partner and Head of Client Services (GSS)
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Annabel Moore
Partner and Head of Client Services (GSS)
Annabel Moore
What do I do?

I am responsible for George Square Services LLP (owned by Whitefoord), which provides financial concierge, administration and organisational services, ensuring the day-to-day aspects of our Clients’ financial affairs run smoothly.

Who am I?

I joined Whitefoord in January 2012, having spent almost a decade managing the Team England Football Commercial Programme on behalf of the players and I became a Partner in April 2015. Outside of work, I juggle life as a busy mother with my personal fitness and ongoing home renovations.

Annabel Moore
Luke Audritt
Chartered Financial Planner
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Luke Audritt
Chartered Financial Planner
Luke Audritt
What do I do?

I hold the CII Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, working alongside and providing technical assistance to the Account Managers, helping to provide holistic financial advice on a range of financial planning matters, such as retirement, tax and estate planning.

Who am I?

After studying Economics at the University of Nottingham, I worked in a range of pension administration and financial services roles, before joining Whitefoord in 2014. Outside of work, I enjoy dining out with good food and good wine, whilst trying to keep healthy and active!

Luke Audritt
Izabela Myslek
Data Controller
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Izabela Myslek
Data Controller
Izabela Myslek
What do I do?

I joined Whitefoord LLP in December 2013 and I am currently Data Controller. I provide oversight, management and maintenance of Whitefoord’s business content on our core platforms. I also work on ad-hoc projects which involve development of current processes.

Who am I?

I graduated from the University of Krakow in 2010 with a Master’s degree in Political Science and Administration. After graduating, I moved to England, where I attended several courses. I enjoy travelling, reading and visiting my family and friends in Poland.

 

Izabela Myslek
Chloé Tibbott
Client Services Co-ordinator
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Chloé Tibbott
Client Services Co-ordinator
Chloé Tibbott
What do I do?

I co-ordinate the Client Services team which provides full support to the Account Managers, managing their day-to-day workload and schedules to ensure a high quality service is provided to all Clients. As well as this, I am responsible for quality control across all Client correspondence, marketing materials, website content and corporate literature.

Who am I?

I have a First Class Honours Degree in Journalism from Anglia Ruskin University, and away from the office contribute to several publications and run my own fashion, beauty and lifestyle website. In my spare time I can be found with my head buried in a magazine or trying to justify my latest homeware purchase.

Chloé Tibbott
Hannah Brown
Client Services Executive
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Hannah Brown
Client Services Executive
Hannah Brown
What do I do?

I provide full support to the Account Managers, proactively managing the work environment to ensure a highly professional service is provided to all Clients. I also provide financial services support to third parties including tax returns and managing all administration to Injury Insurance policies for our sporting Clients.

Who am I?

I joined Whitefoord in 2009 after graduating from The University of Brighton. During my time at Whitefoord, I spent four years working for our Financial Concierge Service; George Square Services LLP, before joining the Account Management Department last year. Away from the office, I like to explore London, visiting the many restaurants and sights it has to offer.

Hannah Brown

Investment Management

Nolan Stanton
Investment Partner and CIO
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Nolan Stanton
Investment Partner and CIO
Nolan Stanton
What do I do?

I have been with Whitefoord since mid-2002, firstly as one of our two original investment managers, and in recent years as our Chief Investment Officer. I have managed the LF Cautela Fund since its inception in 2006 and am ultimately responsible for all our Investment Strategies. In my capacity as Head of our Investment Strategy Committee, I largely author the views we share with our clients about investment markets, the world economy and politics.

Who am I?

I began working in the City in 1996, starting as an equity and bond trader, before moving to work exclusively with private clients, firstly as a stockbroker and then as an investment manager at Whitefoord. I graduated from CASS Business School with an Economics related degree and am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. I live in central London and am a father of two children. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my children as well as travelling, running/cycling, following Manchester United and the cinema.

Nolan Stanton
Rory Smith
Investment Partner
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Rory Smith
Investment Partner
Rory Smith
What do I do?

My role covers many aspects of the investment management business, including portfolio management and construction, investment communication and selection, along with Client relationships. I sit on the Investment Strategy Committee and have a particular focus on asset allocation and global macro.

Who am I?

I have worked in the private client wealth management business since 2000, have been managing investments for over ten years and am a CFA Charter holder. Outside of my professional life, I am a keen runner, follower of most sports and enjoy spending time with my young family.

Rory Smith
Michael Addis
Investment Partner
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Michael Addis
Investment Partner
Michael Addis
What do I do?

I am a Partner and member of the Investment Strategy Committee, helping to frame Whitefoord’s macro-economic thinking, which plays a key role in the construction of Client portfolios. I have a particular interest in collective and alternative investments and how these can best be utilised where appropriate.

Who am I?

I have a keen personal interest in investing and personal finance and I read widely around these subjects. In my spare time, my hobby is pinball. I have owned and played pinball machines since the age of ten and regularly play in competitions around the country.

Michael Addis
Nina Adamenko
Investment Partner
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Nina Adamenko
Investment Partner
Nina Adamenko
What do I do?

I am responsible for Whitefoord’s Research department and am also a member of our Investment Strategy Committee. Together with the teams, I form our macro view and identify suitable investment opportunities. I conduct research on various asset classes, but I am particularly interested in bonds.

Who am I?

I am a CFA charterholder, ACCA qualified accountant, and have an MBA from George Soros Business School in Budapest. I joined Whitefoord in 2007 after working in accountancy for several years. I am very keen on living an active lifestyle. I particularly love my daily cycling commute from Surrey and go for a run at every opportunity. At home I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring museums, galleries, parks and soft play centres with my four daughters.

Nina Adamenko
Chris Smith
Senior Research Analyst
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Chris Smith
Senior Research Analyst
Chris Smith
What do I do?

I am a Senior Research Analyst at Whitefoord. The ultimate goal of the position is to identify attractive investment propositions, and prepare detailed notes on them that are then presented to the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee. My work covers a range of asset classes and geographies, and utilises the broad array of financial analysis and valuation techniques that I have developed over the years.

Who am I?

I studied Mathematics and Business at the University of Warwick, am a CFA charterholder, and possess the CFA UK Investment Management Certificate. Prior to joining Whitefoord in July 2014, I worked as a sell-side research analyst at Barclays. Outside of the office I enjoy travelling, spending time with family and friends, as well as playing and watching a variety of sports.

Chris Smith
Louise Greenwell
Research Analyst
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Louise Greenwell
Research Analyst
Louise Greenwell
What do I do?

I am a Research Analyst at Whitefoord. My primary task is to identify and research investment ideas across a broad range of sectors and geographies. Once an idea has been implemented by the Investment Strategy Committee, I monitor the investment and continuously evaluate the justification for its inclusion in the portfolio.

Who am I?

I studied Geography and Economics at the University of Edinburgh and am a CFA charterholder. Prior to joining Whitefoord in February 2016, I worked as a sell-side research analyst at Redburn. Outside of the office, I enjoy travelling, hiking and indulging in good food and wine with family and friends!

Louise Greenwell

Investment Platform Services

Eric Moe
Partner and COO
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Eric Moe
Partner and COO
Eric Moe
What do I do?

I am the Chief Operating Officer of Whitefoord LLP, and am responsible for Operations, Information Technology and Operational Risk Management within the firm. In my role, I constantly look for opportunities to align technology initiatives with business goals in an environment of constant regulatory and industry change.

Who am I?

I enjoyed 12 years as a global IT Director before transitioning to the Wealth Management sector. I am an avid technologist, and never one to be without the latest gadget!  Out of hours, I enjoy water sports and outdoor pursuits.

Eric Moe
Marcus Evans
Partner, Investment Platform Services
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Marcus Evans
Partner, Investment Platform Services
Marcus Evans
What do I do?

I am responsible for managing a well-motivated, high performing team within the middle and back office. The areas managed by myself and the team include portfolio performance and analysis, Client onboarding and reporting, ensuring appropriate systems and controls are in place, maintaining regulatory compliance and global security settlement, and ensuring excellent relationships exist with senior bank personnel and vendors.

Who am I?

My experience is very diverse, ranging from providing outsourced administration solutions for Wealth Managers, to delivering high quality product and service enhancements to customers. Outside of work, I have an eclectic range of interests, including spending time with my family, strolling through art galleries and indulging in my love of photography and design. I also enjoy rugby and spending my summer days watching cricket.

Marcus Evans
Samantha Martin
Investment Platform Services Manager
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Samantha Martin
Investment Platform Services Manager
Samantha Martin
What do I do?

I am the Investment Platform Services Manager at Whitefoord. The team is responsible for the management of investment portfolios for private Clients, Trusts, charities and pensions as well as placing trade orders in the market.

Who am I?

I have worked in the financial services industry since 2007 and have a wide range of experience in asset management, in particular order execution. I also previously worked in the dealing team at the UK Debt Management Office. I hold the STA Diploma in Technical Analysis and I am also an Agile Project Management Practitioner. Outside of my professional life I’ll take advantage of any opportunity to spend time outdoors (running, horse riding… I am also an advanced PADI diver). I also have a keen interest in building conservation, interior design and landscaping.

Samantha Martin
Laurence Towler
Lead Operations Administrator
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Laurence Towler
Lead Operations Administrator
Laurence Towler
What do I do?

I am responsible for the day-to-day running of investment operations, including trade entry and overseeing settlement, daily Client cash reconciliations, managing Client money additions and withdrawals, corporate event monitoring and more.

Who am I?

I started in the financial industry after college at the age of 18. I initially built my industry knowledge and skills with a City-based IFA, where I worked for over two years. I joined Whitefoord in June 2008. Outside of work, I am passionate about football, both watching and playing. I play for a local football team on Saturdays and also enjoy playing tennis. I am especially interested in electronics.

Laurence Towler
Khadija Ramnath
Operations Analyst
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Khadija Ramnath
Operations Analyst
Khadija Ramnath
What do I do?

My role within the Investment Platform Services team is very much project and analytically focused. I am responsible for interpreting the ever evolving regulations and reporting requirements for multi-jurisdictional regimes, both in the UK and USA, and ensuring Whitefoord complies with these. Alongside this, I ensure the accuracy of all asset sensitive data received from vendors before being disseminated throughout the firm.

Who am I?

I studied Mathematics at University, which naturally led into the financial sector. I have been in the industry for six years, working for companies such as Fidelity, Transact and Morgan Stanley, gaining a variety of skills and experience. I enjoy travelling abroad, photography and returning to the Trinidadian carnival celebrations of my native land.

 

Khadija Ramnath
Alda Shehu
Operations Administrator
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Alda Shehu
Operations Administrator
Alda Shehu
What do I do?

I am responsible for trade settlement and post-trade settlement activity, managing trade queries and resolutions, reconciling Client cash daily, corporate event monitoring and more.

Who am I?

I studied Economics at Queen Mary University and have been working in the financial industry since I graduated in 2010. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Alda Shehu
James Eugene
Platform Services Assistant
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James Eugene
Platform Services Assistant
James Eugene
What do I do?

My role in the Investment Platform Services team involves the day-to-day management of Client portfolios, ensuring that said portfolios are in line with their corresponding models and also routing trades to various brokers and counter-parties.

Who am I?

I’ve been in the financial industry since 2014, obtaining experience in Operations, Dealing and Portfolio Management. I partake in a wide range of physical activities outside of work, including regular trips to the gym, boxing and maintaining a losing streak with my five-a-side football team! I also enjoy writing articles on sports and financial markets.

James Eugene