The Board of Management
Caroline Whitehead – Chair / Marketing & Communications Consultant
Non-executive member of the Board since October 2017, a member of the Investment Committee, Product Steering Committee and chairs the Governance Committee. A Communications professional having run her own corporate communications business successfully for 20 years and employing a staff of 15. Financial services experience over the last 35 years working for a variety of organisations including banks and insurance companies. Governor and Trustee for a number of charitable organisations.
David Bones ACMA - Vice Chair / Cost and Management Accountant
Non-executive member of the Board since May 2009, a member of the Investment Committee, Product Steering Committee and chairs the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Finance Director and Company Secretary of Lyons Seafoods Ltd. since 1998, where he also has responsibility for the IT systems of the company. David worked in the brewing industry for Grand Metropolitan (now Diageo) 1979-1989, before spending 10 years in the Branded and Wholesale drinks Industry at Matthew Clark, 1989-1998 where he also became Finance Director.
Martin Gurney BA (Hons) - FCA Chartered Accountant
Non-executive member of the Board since December 2005, a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, Product Steering Committee, Staffing, Salaries & Nominations Committee and chairs the Investment Committee. Partner in Haines Watts Chartered Accountants, one of the top 20 of the UK’s largest accountancy practices providing accountancy, tax and audit services to a wide variety of businesses and individuals.
Chris Gould - Sales Leadership Specialist
Joined the Board in October 2021, a member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and chairs the Product Steering Committee. Head of Storage Channel Sales IBM, UK and Ireland, with over 30 years previous experience working in both the IT and Banking sectors in strategic sales leadership and general management roles.
Henrietta Brown – Business Development Specialist
Joined the Board in October 2021, a member of the Staffing, Salaries & Nominations Committee, Governance Committee and Product Steering Committee. Previously the Business Development Director with Inspire (Wessex Association of Chamber of Commerce), where she launched and grew their Elite network from a standing start. Over fifteen years experience in financial services including roles in Bristol & West Building Society and NatWest.