The Team


David Golder - Managing Director

David has over 30 years' experience of working in the financial services sector, mainly in senior management and board positions. His career has spanned the dawn of regulation introduced by the Financial Services Act up to, and including, the current FCA regime.

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Gary Kershaw - Group Compliance Director

Gary has more than 15 years management and sales experience in financial services sector and maintains very strong links with the FCA and a broad cross section of industry associations.

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Andrew Shuttlewood - Head of Business Development

Andi is the initial contact for firms looking to join the Consumer Credit Centre for support with their applications to the FCA for consumer credit permissions and ongoing compliance support.

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Samantha Cameron-Carruthers - Head of Marketing

As Group Head of Marketing, Sam manages a team that provides extensive marketing support across the SimplyBiz Group. Sam has specific responsibility for a number of Group Companies and manages brand across the majority.

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Your Compliance Helpdesk Team

James Chapman - Head of Compliance Technical

James has worked within the financial services industry since 1995 working for various firms including DBS & Trigold.

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Chris Bottomley - Compliance Consultant

Chris has a number of years’ experience in financial services, prior to joining the SimplyBiz Group. Chris assists Member firms with a wide range of compliance queries either via telephone or email.

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Stephen Wright - Compliance Consultant

Stephen has worked within the Financial Services industry for over nine years. He joined SimplyBiz in 2005 and works in the Compliance Department where he assists in various compliance tasks and queries from members.

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Isaac Hipshon - Compliance Consultant

Isaac has worked at SimplyBiz since September 2014. Day to day, his role involves answering a wide range of Member queries via telephone and email and provides guidance on all aspects of compliance, from documentation and client agreements through to considering processes that firms are implementing. Isaac also provides support to firms who are submitting their GABRIEL returns.

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Your Consumer Credit Applications Team

Andrew Bradbury - Head of Authorisations and Agencies

Andrew joined SimplyBiz straight from University in July 2003 and has built up an extensive knowledge of the FCA’s application and authorisation process over the years.

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Tim Prest - Compliance Consultant

Tim has worked in the financial services industry for over ten years, before joining SimplyBiz in March 2003, having previously worked for a large network. Tim works in the authorisations team assisting new Members with their FCA authorisation applications for a variation of permissions.

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Mark Jessop - Authorisations Co-ordinator

Mark joined the applications team in July 2014 with a broad experience of the financial services industry having worked in roles with both the Co-operative Insurance Society (CIS) and Standard Life.

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Michael Ramsden - Compliance Adviser

Michal has 16 years financial services experience having worked in the Stockbroking sector prior to joining the SimplyBiz Group. As such, Michael is actually an FCA registered individual holding CF30.

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Jonathan Street - Authorisations Co-Ordinator

Jonathan joined the team in August 2014 initially working in an administration capacity. He now works full time with the authorisations team assisting with the compliation of Members FCA authorisations.

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Compliance Field Team

Our Compliance Field team spans the UK and members of the team include:

  • Chis Hemmings: Compliance Field Business Development Manager
  • James Gibson: Compliance Field Business Development Manager
  • Angela Thomas-Williams: Compliance Field Manager
  • Bob Crabbe: Compliance Field Manager
  • Peter Topple: Compliance Field Manager
  • Lesley Farrell: Compliance Field Manager
  • Richard Walker: Compliance Field Manager
  • Sheila Bailey: Compliance Field Manager
  • Joe Knowles: Compliance Field Manager
  • Marios Constantinou: Compliance Field Manager
  • Paul Wilby: Senior Compliance Field Manager
  • Nick Licata: Compliance Field Manager
  • Jason Evans: Compliance Field Manager

Compliance First Team

  • Robert Nimmo - Compliance Consultant
  • Alasdair Turnbull - Compliance Consultant
  • Serena Melrose - Compliance Consultant
  • Darren MacDonald - Compliance Consultant
  • Stuart Cadle - Compliance Consultant