Introducing our most important asset – Our people.

Our people

Many professionals. One team.
We are a diverse team with a wide range of backgrounds, expertise and specialisms, but in an environment of collaboration, we are one team. We are unified by our shared values of integrity, professionalism and above all, a genuine desire to do right by our clients.
Alan Mathewson

Alan Mathewson

Alan joined Brown Shipley as CEO in April 2018 from Santander where he held a number of senior leadership positions during his 22 years with the bank. These included Managing Director of Wealth Management and Private Banking, CEO Cater Allen Private Bank, CEO Santander Insurance, CEO Santander Cards and Managing Director of Santander’s Branch Network. Alan has over 30 years’ financial services experience and has attended the INSEAD Strategic Management in Banking Programme. Alan is a key Diversity & Inclusion advocate and was recognised, for the second year running, as one of LGBT Great’s, Global Top 100 Executive Allies.

Email: alan.mathewson@brownshipley.co.uk

Toby Vaughan

Toby Vaughan

Toby Vaughan is the Chief Investment Officer at Brown Shipley, responsible for the development and oversight of the firm's investment decision making process embedded within the investment strategy of client assets. Toby has over 17 years' experience in Asset Management, Heads the Investment Office, together with being a member of the Brown Shipley Executive Committee.

Phone: 020 7320 3658

Email: toby.vaughan@brownshipley.co.uk

Fiona Woodhouse

Fiona Woodhouse

Fiona became CRO for Brown Shipley in July 2020, a member of the Brown Shipley Executive Committee with direct responsibility for the Financial, Credit and Operational risk teams .  Fiona joined the business from Quilter Investors where she was CRO, responsible for the building of the risk and compliance functions and supporting development of the multi-asset business.  Prior to joining Quilter Investors, Fiona spent 8 years at Henderson Global Investors as Head of Operational Risk and Deputy CRO, and 7 years at JPMorgan investment bank in a number of risk and project related roles.  Fiona holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Email: fiona.woodhouse@brownshipley.co.uk

Robert Kitchen

Robert Kitchen

Robert joined Brown Shipley over 25 years ago and was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the Bank in October 2012. As a member of the Brown Shipley Executive Committee he has day to day responsibility for the Operations, IT, Facilities Management and Transformation teams. For the five years prior to this, he had management responsibility for the firm’s client facing teams. He also has an extensive background in Credit and has headed the firm’s Risk Management and Internal Audit functions.

Phone: 0207 282 3362

Email: robert.kitchen@brownshipley.co.uk

Andrew Curran

Andrew Curran

Appointed CFO in 2012, Andrew is a member of the Brown Shipley Executive Committee and has overall responsibility for Finance and Treasury at Brown Shipley. Andrew joined Brown Shipley in 2001 to become Head of Finance, joining from Fairmount Group where he was Financial Director of regulated subsidies. Along with over 25 years’ industry experience, Andrew also has a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Phone: 0207 282 3358

Email: andrew.curran@brownshipley.co.uk

Criona Sproson

Criona Sproson

With 10 years’ experience in financial services Criona is a member of the Brown Shipley Executive Committee and is responsible for overseeing Brown Shipley’s human resources function. She was previously the HR Business Partner for UBS Global Wealth Management (UK & Jersey). Prior to this, she worked as the EMEA Head of Policy & Employment and later as Senior HR Business Partner at Coutts. Previously, Criona worked in private practice as an Employment Lawyer, qualifying in 2005, before joining the Employment Law team at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
 

Phone: 020 7320 3677

Email: criona.sproson@brownshipley.co.uk

Calum Brewster

Calum Brewster

As Head of Private Banking, Calum isa member of the Brown Shipley Executive Committee and is responsible for continuing the strategic growth of Brown Shipley and leading the bank’s team of client advisors across the UK.  Calum has over 25 years’ financial services experience where he has previously held senior roles at Julius Baer, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Scottish Widows. He previously held a voluntary role as Chairperson of the Private Client Investment Managers Group for Scottish Enterprise, helping to develop talent, skills and opportunities across the profession in Scotland. He has an MBA from Edinburgh business school, Heriot-Watt University.
 

Phone: 020 7282 3249

Email: calum.brewster@brownshipley.co.uk

Rehana Hasan

Rehana Hasan

Head of Legal Rehana is responsible for managing the Brown Shipley legal team and a permanent attendee at the UK Executive Committee and Board meetings. Rehana previously spent 8 years at Tilney, where she played a significant role in the company, including recently advising on its merger with Smith & Williamson. Rehana further advised on 12 acquisitions and disposals in her time at Tilney. Previously, she was Group General Counsel at Towry, prior to its merger with Tilney. Before this, she held legal roles at WorldSpreads and at Duke Street Private Equity.
 

Email: rehana.hasan@brownshipley.co.uk

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca joined Brown Shipley in October 2015; she provides advice on risk management, investments, retirement solutions, estate planning and lifetime cash flow planning. Rebecca has particular experience of using lifetime cash flow with clients to help structure their affairs tax efficiently and plan to meet future goals. Rebecca is a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner, a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. Rebecca also holds the Society of Trust and Estate Planners Certificate.

Phone: 020 7282 3208

Email: rebecca.williams@brownshipley.co.uk

Richard Stubbs

Richard Stubbs

Richard joined Brown Shipley in 2017 as Head of Lending to lead the firm’s focus on growing its lending book. Prior to this, he spent 32 years at Coutts where he undertook a variety of roles, ending as Head of Banking and Credit for the Bank’s ultra-high net worth client team. Richard holds a number of financial service qualifications including Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Private Client Investment Advice and Management and CeMap.

Phone: 020 7282 3270

Email: richard.stubbs@brownshipley.co.uk

Svetlana Rhodes

Svetlana Rhodes

Svetlana joined Brown Shipley in December 2020 as is responsible for overseeing the firm’s Financial Crime Compliance function. Svetlana joined the business from Close Brothers Asset Management where she was the Head of Financial Crime Compliance. Prior to joining Close Brothers Asset Management, Svetlana held a number of Financial Crime Compliance roles at Barclays Wealth, HSBC Asset Management Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management. Svetlana holds a BA in Business Management (Finance) from the University of Westminster. 

Email: svetlana.rhodes@brownshipley.co.uk

Richard McGregor

Richard McGregor

As Head of Court of Protection & Personal Injury at Brown Shipley, Richard works closely with professional deputies and trustees within the legal community, across the UK, and leads the firm’s specialist financial planning and investment management service. A highly experienced financial professional in the Court of Protection and personal injury field, qualified as both a chartered financial planner and a chartered investment adviser, and with a career spanning more than 20 years. He has held similar positions at Arbuthnot Latham, Barclays Wealth and Towry.

Phone: 0207 710 5763

Email: richard.mcgregor@brownshipley.co.uk

Maria Shum

Maria Shum

Maria is a corporate communications professional with a background in media relations and internal communications. Throughout her career, she has focused on financial services and has more than 15 years’ experience in this sector.  Prior to Brown Shipley, Maria led internal communications at Coutts and was also seconded to oversee communications on the bank ring-fencing project and before this was part of the media team. Maria has an agency background and has worked for FTI and for HeadLand.
 

Phone: 0161 214 6601

Email: maria.shum@brownshipley.co.uk

Philipp Iarmaltchouk

Philipp Iarmaltchouk

Philipp is responsible for establishing a FIM desk in the UK, as part of a wider Quintet offering, led by Stephan Matti, FIM Group Head. Philipp and his team aim to best serve EAMs and other intermediaries in the UK. Philipp brings 11 years' of wealth management experience and joins Brown Shipley from Julius Baer International, where he was a Director.

Email: philipp.iarmaltchouk@brownshipley.co.uk

Louise Gray

Louise Gray

Louise Gray is Head of Marketing at Brown Shipley, responsible for all marketing and communications to support our clients. Louise has over 20 years' of marketing experience, predominantly in Financial Services, leading marketing teams at companies such as Citibank and The Co-operative Bank.

Phone: 0161 214 6507

Email: louise.gray@brownshipley.co.uk

Rupert Cecil

Rupert Cecil

Rupert focuses on managing the assets of UK charities, endowments, religious establishments, schools, and universities. He also is responsible for broadening the bank’s philanthropy business in the UK, working across Quintet and Brown Shipley to meet clients’ personal philanthropy needs.

Rupert brings over 30 years of private banking, asset and wealth management experience. Rupert is a Trustee of the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation and a Patron of Royal Institution of Great Britain and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Email: rupert.cecil@brownshipley.co.uk

Elizabeth Weir

Elizabeth Weir

Elizabeth leads the London and International client relationship teams and is responsible for new business development ensuring clients are provided with a fully integrated wealth management service tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. Elizabeth brings 19 years' of wealth management experience previously holding positions at UBS, where she was a Managing Director in London.
 

Email: elizabeth.weir@brownshipley.co.uk

Oliver Phillips

Oliver Phillips

Oliver was appointed as Head of Office for Cambridge & Norwich following Brown Shipley's acquisition of NW Brown. He started his career within the trading arm of energy firm EDF and joined the investment team at NW Brown in 2005, managing a wide range of client portfolios. Oliver joined the Board of NW Brown & Company in 2011 and took up the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2016 before his appointment as Chief Executive in May 2017.  Oliver is a Chartered Wealth Manager and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Phone: 01223 720317

Email: oliver.phillips@brownshipley.co.uk

Martin Cuthbert

Martin Cuthbert

Martin has more than 30 years’ experience working in financial services and wealth management, and  focuses on leading Brown Shipley’s strategic growth plans in Manchester. At Julius Baer he was Head of Relationship Management, with overall management responsibility for growing the regional businesses in Yorkshire and the North East. Prior to this, Martin was a Regional Director at Barclays Wealth holding roles as Head of the Yorkshire Office and subsequently Head of the North East team.
 

Phone: 0161 214 6610

Email: martin.cuthbert@brownshipley.co.uk

Andrew Goodchild

Andrew Goodchild

Andrew is responsible for managing the investments of charities, trusts, corporate and private clients in Yorkshire and across the United Kingdom.  A trained equity analyst, he joined Brown Shipley in 1998 as a Director in charge of the Yorkshire office. Andrew is a member of Brown Shipley's Investment Policy Committee which oversees the research and asset management.

Phone: 0113 261 5430

Email: andrew.goodchild@brownshipley.co.uk

Anne Brookes

Anne Brookes

Anne has been the Head of our Birmingham office since January 2011. Having established the team in Birmingham, Anne continues to be responsible for leading the team alongside managing a client portfolio with a variety of high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, including a number of business owners and entrepreneurs. Before joining Brown Shipley, Anne previously held positions at NatWest in private banking and financial planning, and then Coutts.

Phone: 0121 200 0685

Email: anne.brookes@brownshipley.co.uk

James Garman

James Garman

James is an experienced advisor and has spent many years providing relationship based financial planning to private clients, businesses, charities and trusts. At Brown Shipley, James established a service dedicated to planning for retirement for clients wishing to understand how best to utilise the pensions, investments and other assets. He is also a Chartered Financial Planner and an elected Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.

Phone: 0115 945 7553

Email: james.garman@brownshipley.co.uk

Matthew Hoyne

Matthew Hoyne

Matt’s career began 20 years ago in the US, with a Midwest-based firm, who stressed the importance of building strong, personal relationships and always doing what is right for their clients. This ethos is still very much part of Matt’s business as a Client Director and the Head of the Edinburgh Office. Along with Gerard Wilson, they seek to understand what is important to families and advise them on the management of their multi-generational wealth.  Matt is a Chartered Fellow with the CISI and a Chartered Financial Planner.  He is married with two sons.  When not in the office, he enjoys travelling, food & drink, and the occasional game of golf.

Phone: 0131 524 1275

Email: matthew.hoyne@brownshipley.co.uk