Board of Directors
Peter Mann, Non Exec ChairmanPeter was appointed as Vice Chairman of Old Mutual Wealth following his time as Managing Director UK, when the Skandia businesses merged in September 2012 to form Old Mutual Wealth. Peter previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Skandia UK prior to this. He lead the Skandia business for 5 years, focusing on the needs of advisers and business growth across the full business spectrum. In this period Skandia enjoyed rapid grow and was the UK's largest retail platform .
Peter has over 30 years’ experience working in the Financial Services industry. Prior to joining Skandia in 2008 as Chief Development Officer, Peter was Chief Executive of Bankhall, a leading supplier of support services to financial advisers.
As Bankhall CEO, Peter was an active member of the AIFA panel, lobbying the FSA, ombudsman, product providers and other market participants on behalf of Bankhall members. He was also a regular spokesperson on panel debates throughout the industry speaking on key industry topics and ensuring that the voice of Bankhall members and the wider intermediary market was heard.
Prior to those roles Peter was an independent financial adviser and Pension Director for a large financial advice firm in Glasgow, Sales Director at Scottish Amicable and Group Distribution Director at Prudential.
Peter stepped down from the Old Mutual Vice Chairmanship in 2014 and since then has held a small number of Non-Executive chairman and Advisory roles.
Alan Durrant, Chief Executive OfficerAlan joined Wellian following its acquisition by Harwood Capital in May 2015.
Formerly the Group Chief Investment Officer at The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), Head of Asset Management at Gulf Finance House and Chief Investment Officer at Skandia Investment Management where Alan won best Multi-Manager at the Money Marketing Awards for three consecutive years.
Previously to that Alan was at Hargeaves Lansdown for 12 years, latterly as Investment Director.
Neil Dunkley, Executive Director, MD of Financial PlanningNeil Dunkley is one of the co-founders of Compass Wealth Management (now Harwood Wealth Management Group) and has been instrumental in leading and growing the Group since its inception.
His entire career since has been devoted to the financial advisory industry and he has accumulated 18 years’ experience in the industry. Neil qualified as a financial adviser in 1998 and went on to become one of the most successful advisers in Prudential’s high net worth division. He left Prudential in 2001 in order to co-found the Group.
Mark Howard, Chief Commercial OfficerAs Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Howard is a law graduate and postgraduate in Financial Decision Analysis. Mark Qualified as a financial adviser in 1997 working for the high net worth division of Prudential. Mark is a co founder of the the Group.
As well as having board responsibility for the acquisition strategy of the group Mark also has oversight of Legal and compliance matters.