Meet the Team

Wealth Management

Adam Deacon

Financial Planner

Adam is a Financial Planner combining over 10 years of industry experience with a high level of technical expertise in providing tailored and holistic advice to individuals and small businesses throughout the UK. Adam joined Fidelius in February 2020, coming from Hodge Bakshi Wealth Management where he was a Director and Financial Planner. Adam has particular interest in providing advice to owner managed businesses and often works hand in hand with the client’s other professional advisers to provide the best possible solutions. He is studying toward his Chartered Financial Planner status and currently holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management.

Adam is based in South Wales; in his spare time, Adam likes to fly gliders, paddleboard and go hiking with his dog.

Andy Strange

Financial Planner

Andy joined Fidelius in 2020 from Chartered Financial Management(UK) Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience as a Financial Planner, during which he has accumulated a great deal of knowledge and experience which has enabled him to provide professional advice to clients, both individual and corporate, in meeting their goals and aspirations. Andy specialises in providing retirement planning, investment, and inheritance tax planning through holistic financial advice.

Andy has lived in Wiltshire for the last 17 years with his wife and children. He enjoys golf, increasing his knowledge of the Spanish language and culture, and exercising his two slightly mad Springer Spaniels.

Andy Pike

Regional Business Manager

Andy is Diploma qualified and has been in the financial services industry for over 35 years with a high level of expertise in all aspects of financial services. He has had many varied roles throughout his career in Banking, Insurance, Advisory and Investment Firms and has spent the last 25 years in Management roles.

Andy initially joined Fidelius in November 2011 as Head of Compliance coming from Close Brothers Asset Management but left in 2018 to work closer to home and returned to Fidelius in July 2020.

He specialises in Sales Management and Training & Competence; he prides himself on the development and success of the individual advisers.

Andy is based in Cardiff South Wales, where he lives with his family, in his spare time he likes to play golf, watch rugby and is a Level 2 qualified rugby coach and First Aider for his village club.

Carlton Hall


Carlton is a Chartered Banker and Professional Financial Adviser with 30 years of experience in Financial Services. Carlton's early career was spent working for insurance companies where he gained experience in product design, marketing and sales. In 2003 he was invited to become an owner of IFS Group, a firm of independent financial advisers which grew successfully and was later sold to a large national firm listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2008. Carlton aims to deliver a service with genuine understanding and offers financial planning solutions that are tailored to clients’ individual needs and requirements delivered in an easy to understand manner. Carlton lives in Surrey with his wife Julie, two sons, Jaden and Codey and Rio the cat, who is the one really in charge…! Most of his spare time is spent on the side lines watching the boys in their many sporting pursuits, and Carlton also enjoys clay pigeon shooting.

Chris Bence

Chartered Financial Planner

Chris has over 16 years of financial advisory experience, most of it spent with Fidelius having joined the business in September 2003 from Chase de Vere. Prior to that, he gained a degree in history at Exeter University. Chris hopes to secure his chartered financial planning qualification this year and enjoys building long standing relationships with clients, as he helps them to achieve their financial goals. Having grown up in Bath, Chris has strong ties to the area and attended King Edward’s School on North Road. Chris lives in the village of Camerton with his wife Katie and their two cats. In his spare time he indulges in his twin loves of history and sport. He has played cricket for local side Bear Flat CC since he was 11 and has served as club secretary since 2012.  

Colin Fletcher

Senior Financial Planner

Colin’s career started back in 1986 in the Banking sector with NatWest, where he developed an interest in the Financial Services industry, initially as a mortgage adviser in 1993 then became a qualified Independent Financial Adviser in 1996. Colin has gained valuable experience in the life, pension and investment markets during the last 20 years, working with professional connections and developing relationships with their individual and corporate clients. Colin specialises in pensions, investment and estate planning for individuals and corporate clients. He now lives in Hutton in Essex with his wife, two daughters and two cats. In his spare time, Colin is a keen golfer playing off a handicap of 14 and enjoys keeping fit by running at various events to raise funds for local and national charities.

Craig Chapman

Senior Financial Planner

Craig joined Fidelius (then Money Wise) in August 2009 from the Chartwell Group and specialises in advising private clients on investments, retirement and inheritance tax planning, as well as business owners on retirement and protection planning. Previously, Craig worked in the City of London as a derivatives trader and was one of the few traders to be a member of the LIFFE exchange from its opening in 1982 to its closure in 2000. Craig is married with two children and lives near Bath. Away from work, Craig likes to keep fit and is a keen supporter of Bath Rugby.

David Bowman

Financial Planning Director

David has been employed in Financial Services since 1983 and was one of the original first 500 people to be awarded Chartered status when the qualification was launched. David joined Fidelius in 2016 coming from Ashcourt Rowan, where he worked for 13 years. David manages a portfolio of approx. 110 clients built up over many years, with approx. £75m invested. He believes the key to successful relationships with his many clients is trust. David lives in Saffron Walden, Essex with his wife, daughter and their two cats (Magwitch & Little Dorritt)! In his spare time David likes to cycle, draw and spend time with his family, especially if that is outdoors.

Dean Foley

Chartered Financial Planner

Dean is a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner with over 30 years of extensive experience in providing financial planning advice to HNW private clients, companies and trusts. He joined Fidelius in 2017, following a period of managing financial planning businesses. Dean has a specialism in retirement and estate planning and enjoys helping clients achieve their life objectives. Now living in Hertfordshire with his wife and their sport mad 13 year old son, Dean spends weekends coaching his son’s football team. Outside of work/sport Dean enjoys spending time with his family, friends and is a keen Liverpool FC supporter. 

Guy Harper

Chartered Financial Planner

Guy Joined Fidelius in December 2015. He is a Chartered Financial planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, specialising in pensions and personal tax planning, holding advanced qualifications in pensions, trusts, personal tax and investments. Guy started his career in financial planning in 2012 working with Chase de Vere. Prior to this Guy honed his people skills and business acumen, working as a Business Development Manager for AXA Wealth. Guy is married to Amy, a make-up artist and lives in Hanham, near Bristol. Away from work, Guy chairs the learning and finance committees of the governing board at his local primary school, which his twin boys Ethan and Dexter, aged seven, attend. His daughter, Skye, aged three going on 18, keeps the whole family entertained!

Ian Croxall

Chartered Financial Planner

Ian is a Chartered Financial Planner combining over 10 years of industry experience with a high level of technical expertise to provide tailored financial planning advice to both individuals and small businesses throughout the UK. Ian began his career in Financial Services in 2006 at The Haven Partnership Ltd, which became Fidelius in 2011. Ian prides himself on building a thorough understanding of client’s values and goals and only then providing them with impartial, bespoke financial solutions coupled with a comprehensive on-going review service. The Chartered title remains today’s ‘gold standard’ of excellence and integrity, and reinforces Ian’s commitment to raising standards of knowledge, capability and ethical practice, and the importance of professionalism. Ian is based in Cheltenham and provides holistic financial advice to an extensive range of clients. He is also a qualified Pension Transfer Specialist providing advanced pension planning solutions to private clients. Ian has lived in Cheltenham since 2001 and spends most of his time outside the office with his wife and son, Jasper. Ian likes to live an active lifestyle coupling his interest of health & fitness with his passion for golf.

Tom Marshfield

Financial Planner

Tom is a Financial Planner who has over 12 years of industry experience. Previously with Chartered Financial Management (UK) Ltd, Tom specialises in retirement, investment and inheritance tax planning, and also has extensive experience in corporate benefits and business financial planning. He prides himself on developing long term relationships with his clients, and providing an excellent service tailored around their individual values and goals.

Tom lives in Bristol with his wife and cocker spaniel. In his spare time, Tom likes to play golf, exploring the South West with his wife and dog, and spending time with family and friends.

Martyn Norris

Financial Planner

Martyn joined Fidelius in 2011, having previously worked for The Haven Partnership Ltd. He has over 10 years’ experience in Financial Services, specialising in providing holistic financial planning solutions to a diverse range of HNW clients all over the country. His particular areas of specialisation include Pensions Advice, Investment Advice, Tax Planning, and Protection. Martyn is FCA Authorised and Regulated; QCF Level 4 Qualified (DipPFS) and currently working towards Chartered Status. Martyn is based in our Cheltenham office and lives locally. In his spare time Martyn is an avid sports fan. He also enjoys live music, stand-up comedy and is a regular Platelet Donor.

Mike Clarke

Senior Wealth Manager

Mike is a Chartered Financial Planner and is a Fellow of The Personal Finance Society, with over 35 years’ experience working in financial services.

He has led many successful teams and is passionate about providing full holistic financial planning advice to his clients. Mike’s works ethic is ‘right first time every time’ to ensure all the clients he is responsible for gets the best advice and that it is executed at speed. Mike has worked in all sectors of the industry from Not for Profit,  Bank assurance through to Ultra high net worth clients, on a personal and corporate basis.

Outside of work Mike is married to Linda and has three children, Daniel, Samuel and Georgie. As  a qualified rugby coach he coached both of his sons from U7’s through to Colts, and enjoys watching all levels of rugby. Mike is Chairman of his local Debden branch of the Royal British Legion and is President of C group in the County of Essex. Whilst his children were at school he was governor of his local school for 7 years where he was Deputy Chairman. He is also a member of his Parochial Church Council.

Since retiring from coaching Mike enjoys going to the gym regularly and taking Billy their Golden Retriever for long walks to keep fit.

Nick Farnden

Financial Planning Director

Nick is a Chartered Financial Planner with over 30 years of experience. He specialises in providing holistic financial advice to high-net-worth private clients, and has a particular focus on retirement and Inheritance Tax Planning. Nick joined Fidelius in 2016, coming from Ashcourt Rowan where he worked for almost 9 years. Nick is based in Cambridgeshire, in his spare time Nick is a keen reader of fiction and modern history, and an enthusiastic pub quizzer. He tries to keep fit with swimming and the gym, and has the misfortune to be a Queens Park Rangers season ticket holder.

Nick Twist

Chartered Financial Planner

Nick joined Fidelius (then Money Wise) in August 2002 after obtaining a degree in Economics and Business Studies from Plymouth University. He is a Chartered Financial Planner, a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, accredited by the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) and is an affiliate of the Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP). Nick is married, a father and lives near Bath. He is a keen sportsman and continues to play sport for local Bath teams.

Paul Wainwright

Senior Financial Planner

Paul joined Fidelius (then Money Wise) in April 2011 and has particular specialism in retirement planning, asset management and workplace pensions (automatic enrolment). Paul has worked in Financial Services his entire career, originally 21 years with Chase de Vere where he was their Pensions Director, then at Punter Southall Financial Management where he headed their Bristol office; before taking a career break and subsequently joining Money Wise. Paul is married with three children and since moving from London, has lived and worked in Bath for over fifteen years. Paul says his keen love of golf keeps everything in balance.

Rachel Henley

Senior Financial Planner

Rachel joined Fidelius in 2020 when Chartered Financial Management (UK) Limited was acquired by the Fidelius group. Rachel is a Senior Financial Planner with over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services and has been advising clients for over 14 years.

Rachel specialises in helping individuals structure personalised financial plans and focuses mainly on advising employees within corporate companies. She prides herself on developing long term relationships with clients, as she helps them to reach their financial goals. In her spare time, Rachel likes to play tennis and spending time with her family and friends.

Russell Butts


Russell was the architect and introducer of the merger of Chartered Financial Management (CFM) and Pacific Asset Management (PAM) into the Fidelius group. Russell founded Chartered Financial Management in 1998 and having sold part of the equity to PAM in 2018, was instrumental in assisting their growth and the catalyst behind the now strategic partnership.

Since joining Fidelius Russell has developed a new proposition namely “corporate wealth” which he brings from CFM. He will be working closely with our corporate clients, to help them better engage with their staff. In addition, Russell continues to manage an existing long-term client bank.

Outside of work, his main passion is fitness and training, having previously competed internationally at Tae kwon do he continues to train most days at whatever the body now allows!

Sandy McPherson

Senior Financial Planner

Sandy has 14 years experience in the Financial Services Industry. He has spent the last 8 years as a Financial Planner, providing technical expertise in tailored and holistic financial planning to both individual clients and small businesses.
Sandy specialises in working with company directors and shareholders to enable their companies to benefit from personal financial planning in the most efficient way, and creating a realistic retirement plan, to help his clients through their retirement journey.
Sandy prides himself on his integrity and enjoys helping his clients to understand the journey they are going through and how best to reach their goals and objectives.
Sandy is based in Hamble near Southampton, where he lives with his wife and daughter, Sandy spends most of his spare time on the water, either relaxing with the family or racing yachts round the Solent.

Steve Ivory

Financial Planner

Steve has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services and has been advising clients for over 15 years. During those years he has worked within a firm of accountants, for a large high street bank and also a major UK insurance company. Steve provides advice mainly to private clients but also works closely with corporate clients and runs financial education workshops to employees on a range of topics. Steve specialises in retirement planning, inheritance tax, business financial planning and particularly enjoys working with clients and their families on building and protecting their financial futures. Steve lives in Paddock Wood with his family and, in the little spare time his family allows him, Steve likes to roam the countryside, lose himself in a good book and get out on his mountain bike.

Steve Workman

Senior Financial Planner

Steve is a Senior Financial Planner combining more than 20 years of industry experience with a high level of technical expertise in providing tailored and holistic advice to individuals and businesses throughout the UK. 

Steve joined Fidelius in September 2019, coming from a background in Private Banking, Retail Banking and Accountancy. Has also enjoyed working with expats giving financial advice in countries such as, Spain, France, Gibraltar and Kazakhstan.

Steve is based in Devon, where he lives with his wife Helen and 2 children. In his spare time Steve likes to watch Bristol City FC and go for long walks with the family’s adopted Spanish Water Dog Mimi.

Employee Benefits

Colin Williams

Employee Benefits Consultant

Colin started his Financial Services career 20 years ago within the wealth management arm of a Global Bank where he gained invaluable experience working with both retail and commercial clients.  Colin has provided advice and consultancy services across a broad range of employee benefits during his career to date and therefore brings a wealth of experience to the team.  Colin enjoys keeping active and spending time with his family, and currently lives in Essex with his wife Joanna and their three children Alfie, Charlie and Harrison.

Ian Forward

Employee Benefits Consultant

Ian is an Employee Benefits Consultant combining over 20 years of experience.  The majority of his time has been spent working in some of the industry’s largest employee benefits consultancy firms.  Ian possesses a high level of technical expertise in providing Employee Benefits solutions to small family and large multinational businesses, based throughout the UK.  He specialises in Group Pensions, and Ian prides himself on his Holistic approach to employee benefit solutions.  Ian is based in Chipping Sodbury, where he lives with his wife Katherine. In his spare time Ian enjoys running, cycling, triathlon, and generally being outside.  When he gets the chance, Ian also enjoys travelling and reading.

Jon Bird

Employee Benefits Consultant

Jon is an experienced Employee Benefits Consultant and has worked in the pensions industry for over 20 years. He holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and is a member of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) which is the UK’s professional body for financial advisers.

Having focussed specifically on the Employee Benefits sector since 2004, Jon has gained valuable experience managing portfolios of Group Pension, Health and Protection schemes, dealing with all aspects of the business from design and implementation, through to ongoing advice and support to both corporate clients and their employees.

Having worked for some of the largest names in the industry as well as some smaller niche firms, Jon joined Fidelius in 2019 as one of our Employee Benefits Consultants, specialising in Workplace Pensions, Group Health & Risk and Online Benefit Platforms.

Jon currently lives in Dorking and spends his free time traveling, partaking in various sports and spending time with family.

Mark Bradbury

Corporate Client Director

Mark has over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services Sector. Having obtained a Diploma in Financial Planning, Mark has spent the last 20 years specialising in the Corporate Financial Planning arena, implementing and servicing corporate Employee Benefit arrangements. Providing a first-class service to his clients has enabled Mark to build long standing relationships with the companies he deals with.

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