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Bethan Paddy

Investment Managers Assistant

0122 587 8995

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Bethan joined Charles Stanley in the summer of 2015 as an assistant to Christopher Morgan. She has over 10 years’ experience of working in the financial services sector, starting her career in mortgages and progressing on to a Financial Advisor firm. After trying life on the other side at a platform provider, Bethan has moved up to join the Charles Stanley team in a position where she can provide support directly to Investment Managers and their clients. Bethan has lived in Bath for over 14 years after graduating from Bath Spa University with a BSC in dance and business studies. She enjoys camping and outdoor sports, regardless of the weather!


Adam Page

Senior Investment Manager

0131 550 1239

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Adam has been with Charles Stanley since 2002, when the business acquired Torrie & Co. Adam joined Torrie in 1999 having trained at Bell Lawrie White after leaving university in 1993. Adam manages investments for individuals and their families, SIPPs, Charities, and Trusts. He is a Member of the Securities Institute and a graduate of Edinburgh University.


Ameeta Panessar

PA to Andrew Meigh

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Ameeta joined Charles Stanley Financial Planning in January 2018. This role has been Ameeta’s first role within the Financial Services industry with her most recent previous role being within the Church of England. Ameeta has completed CII examinations; R01- Regulation & Ethics and R02 -Investment Principles & Risk and looks to continue to work towards her diploma in Financial Planning.


Grant Paterson

Investment Adviser

0131 550 1205

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Grant joined Charles Stanley Edinburgh in February 2014 on a team which supports Chris Clayhills-Henderson. Grant graduated from Edinburgh University in 2006 with a Masters degree in Economics. Shortly afterwards he joined a small financial advisory firm, where he remained for over 6 years; initially supporting the firm’s Financial Planners and latterly becoming responsible for investment research and portfolio analysis. Grant has attained a range of investment-related qualifications and is a qualified Chartered Wealth Manager . Grant assists with the management and administration of both advisory and discretionary private client, trust and corporate portfolios on Christopher Clayhills-Henderson’s team. Away from work Grant’s main passion is travelling and he can often be found walking in the outdoors around Scotland.


Philip Patterson

Office Manager

0131 550 1245

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Phil has been with Charles Stanley since 2002 and was the Deputy Client Services Manager for the company’s online division before taking up the role as the Edinburgh Office Manager in September 2018. Phil graduated from Heriot-Watt University in in 1997 after completing a Batchelor of Science Degree in Building Surveying and a Diploma in Project Management. He worked within the construction industry for several years before joining Charles Stanley. He is responsible for the smooth running of the Edinburgh office on a day to day basis along with dealing with staff matters. Phil also assists with the Branch’s Corporate Actions and is part of the team who deal with Execution Only clients.


Simon Peal

Head of Personal Portfolio Service

0207 149 6303

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Simon joined Charles Stanley in 2014, having studied at the University of Nottingham reading Hispanic Studies. Simon is the Head of the Personal Portfolio Service which provides investment advice for clients looking to access a cost effective method of investing. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute for Securities and Investments.


Sarah Penny

Investment Managers Assistant

0189 255 7100

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Sarah has been with Charles Stanley since early 2018 and currently provides administrative support to Jon Curtis and Katie Presland. Previously Sarah started her financial career at Fidelity within their Investment Account and ISA team, swiftly moving to their pensions department. She has completed her first exam towards her Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) and outside of work enjoys going to the cinema, yoga and has a keen interest in photography.


Louise Penttila

0121 452 2909


Megan Perkins

Investment Managers' Assistant

0132 343 7440

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Megan joined Charles Stanley in January 2016 as an Apprentice Administrator. She has completed her Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Business Administration exams and has now been appointed to the role of Investment Managers’ Assistant. She is continuing to further her studies. Outside of work, Megan enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.


Jim Perrin

Investment Manager

0207 149 6238

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Jim Perrin joined Charles Stanley in 2006 having previously worked for Teather & Greenwood , Prudential Bache & Fortis N.V. He has over 30 years’ experience of the City having begun his career in the late 1980s.


Della Phillips

Office Manager

0132 343 7440

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After completing her Private Secretary’s Certificate at West Kent College in Kent, Della began her career in London before returning to Sussex to join a paper merchant’s in Lewes, where she worked as PA to the Managing Director for 20 years. Della joined the Charles Stanley Eastbourne Office in July 2012 as Branch Secretary. Outside of work, Della enjoys reading, dog walking and spending time with family and friends.


Edward Playne

Branch Manager/Senior Investment Manager

0122 587 8994

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Edward manages investment portfolios for individuals and families, together with charities, trusts, companies and their pension funds. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and began his career in 1995 at NCL Investments in the City, which later merged in 2003 with Smith and Williamson. Having been with the firm for more than 10 years, Edward spent 3 years with Close Brothers before joining Charles Stanley in 2010. Edward lives in Gloucestershire and is married with twin daughters. He is a liveryman of the Drapers Company and a trustee of Barnwood Trust. Edward enjoys skiing, tennis, golf and cooking in his spare time. You may also spot him helping at his wife Helen’s business, William’s in Nailsworth, on Saturdays behind the fish slab.


Ewan Pollicott

Senior Investment Manager

0779 295 3103

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Ewan has worked within Wealth Management for 34 years, joining Charles Stanley’s Court of Protection and Damage Awards Team 15 years ago and has been looking after the investments of vulnerable clients in this specialist area ever since. He looks after the Team’s client in the North of England working out of our Leeds office.


Matthew Pond FCSI

Chartered Wealth Manager

0120 231 7788

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Matthew began his stockbroking career in 1999 having graduated from University with a degree in Business & Finance. With more than 12 years at the Bournemouth Office of Charles Stanley, he has extensive experience managing discretionary and advisory portfolios for a wide range of private clients and charitable trusts. Matthew is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) having passed all relevant qualifications. He lives with his young family in Poole and when not at work, enjoys a diverse range of hobbies from skydiving to golf. However in more recent months he is far more likely to be found out in the fields trying to train his rather head strong pointer puppy!


Mhairi Powell

Personal Assistant

0131 550 1248


Joe Powell

Paraplanner

0207 149 6133


Gary Power

Investment Manager

0292 167 0332

More about Gary

Gary is a Politics graduate of Cardiff University and prior to co-launching the Cardiff Charles Stanley office, Gary was the Institutional Investment Specialist for Wales and the West within Barclays Wealth (formerly Gerrard) from 2007. He is a Chartered Member of the Securities Institute following completion of the full Securities Institute Diploma. Gary manages varying sizes of gross and tax exempt funds to specific mandates, risk profiles and income requirements, often within strict ethical screening criteria. He also manages bespoke discretionary portfolios on behalf of the professional services and IFA market in South Wales along with his colleagues in the office on very much a team based approach. Away from work Gary lives in Penarth and enjoys his passion for sport through coaching at Penarth RFC within the Mini & Junior section and it known to enjoy various endurance races including a number of mountain marathons and Ironman Triathlons.


Katie Presland

Senior Investment Manager

0189 255 7100

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Katie is a Senior Investment Manager in the Tunbridge Wells office and her career in the industry has spanned over 27 years in managing the investments of private clients, charitable funds, trusts and SIPPS. She started her career in 1993 with Albert E Sharp in Bristol and joined Rathbones (Neilson Cobbold) in Bristol in 1997, before relocating to their Tunbridge Wells office in 1998, and then opened the office for Charles Stanley in 2001. Katie is well regarded and known within the industry and investment community, and recently stepped down as President of the South East Branch for the CISI after 2 years and she was also Vice-President for the previous 4 years. She also takes time to support local charities and works closely with local agents and out of the office Katie enjoys spending time with family, particularly her partner and 2 daughters.


Ben Prest

Director of Private Clients

0207 149 6292

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Ben Prest joined Charles Stanley in 2001 , having trained and qualifed for nine years at J M Finn. Ben studied at the University of East Anglia reading Politics and Economics. He manages private client, charity and trust investment portfolios on both a Discretionary and Advised basis. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities & Investments.


Alex Price

Director of Financial Planning

0289 693 1911

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Alex joined Charles Stanley as Director of Financial Planning in 2019. Prior to joining Alex has 23 years experience advising clients, most recently at Tilney ,where she advised high net worth clients including lottery winners. Alex specialises in investment advice along with IHT planning, she also advises clients who are going through a divorce using cash flow modelling, along with personal injury clients. She is a pension transfer specialist and provides advice on pre retirement and at retirement solutions


Nick Pritchard

Director of Private Clients

0207 149 6619

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Nicholas Pritchard joined Charles Stanley in 2011 and works on the MAPS Team which manages over £1bn of assets on behalf of Institutional and Private Wealth clients. He holds a BA honours in Economics & Politics along with a Masters in Wealth Management. He formerly sat on the Equity Strategy Committee and also manages the Consistent Opportunities Unit Trust which focuses on under-covered Small and Mid-capitalisation companies.


Gareth Pritchard FCSI

Chartered Wealth Manager/Branch Manager

0120 231 7788

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Gareth began his career in investment management 1992, joining a local Bournemouth firm and promptly passing his Registered Representatives exam. In 1997 Gareth moved to London and joined a City firm of stockbrokers as an investment manager, managing discretionary and advisory portfolios for private clients, trusts and charities. With passes of the Compliance & Regulation and the Private Client Investment Advice & Management examinations Gareth become a Member of the Securities Institute in 2001, and has been a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment since 2013. The start of family life saw Gareth move back down to Dorset, joining Charles Stanley's Bournemouth office in 2007 where he continues to provide the whole suite of private client investment management services. Gareth lives in a village outside Wimborne with his wife and two children and enjoys cycling, sailing and walking the dog.