Chief Executive Officer
Petronella focuses on providing personalised financial planning and investment solutions.
Petronella says the fun starts when, based on the close relationship of trust, she can start solving what her client perceives as a problem.
Petronella wants her clients to experience amazing and excellent service and feel inspired by the journey Petronella sets them on, exceeding expectations and promoting success.
Outside of the office Petronella is heavily involved in Charity work, specifically working with Sierra Leone based charity, Street Child.
Having studied Mathematics at Oxford University, Jeremy worked as a strategic management consultant at LEK Partners before becoming a director at SGWarburg & Co. He subsequently was a director at Mercury Asset Management and was one of the founding partners of HgCapital, a private equity firm with some £13billion under management. He has also chaired a number of boards in the finance and consumer sectors and has founded two charities.
Chief Investment Officer
Peter is the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, a Director of the company and an integral member of our investment committee. Prior to joining Investment Quorum, Peter was a Vice President and Private Client Executive for Morgan Stanley Quilter, subsequent to that, he spent thirty years at Cazenove & Co where he primarily worked as an Investment Director for Cazenove Fund Management Limited, and was also the Fund Manager for the Cazenove Global Equity Fund. Peter is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and is regularly sought for expert opinion by the investment press.
Director Private Clients
Chartered Financial Planner MSc MCSI
Nick joined Investment Quorum in 2013, having spent the prior nine years working in global equity markets, both in London and Hong Kong.
Areas of expertise cover: investment advice and tax planning for private clients and trustees, estate and trust planning, retirement planning and pension advice, individual and corporate protection.
Chief Operations Officer
Andy West has over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry. He worked for 25 years for major investment banks including 16 years at Barclays Capital before moving to a couple of smaller boutique Wealth and Investment Management firms for the next 7 years.
Andy joined Investment Quorum as a consultant from April – November 2019 to complete a review of all processes and procedures. He returned in May 2020 and is currently acting as interim COO.
Senior Wealth Manager
George has worked at Investment Quorum since 2014. He is a Chartered Wealth Manager providing ongoing investment and planning advice to clients.
George has a particular focus on sustainable investing and works with the rest of the investment team to provide oversight of investment opportunities in the space.
Outside of work, George enjoys playing tennis, football and golf and has a passion for wine.
Melissa joined IQ as a Wealth Manager in October 2020, having spent the prior seven years at Seven Investment Management. Melissa worked on the discretionary team providing excellent service to advisers and their high net worth clients, initially as an assistant relationship manager until qualifying as a discretionary relationship manager.
Prior to this, Melissa started her career in the financial services industry in a client-facing role for a spread betting company where she helped translate the company website, having studied French and Spanish at the University of Manchester.
Outside of work, Melissa loves music (from Glastonbury to Glyndebourne) and has a new-found appreciation for ecotourism having been fortunate enough to see the gorillas in Uganda last year!
Associate Wealth Manager
Tom joined IQ in October 2019 having graduated from Durham University. Tom taught in a Spanish school and sold wine in Bordeaux as part of his year abroad and hopes to transfer the interpersonal and communication skills acquired into his role as an Associate Wealth Manager.
Outside of work, Tom is a keen cricketer and enjoys playing racquet sports.
Head of Operations
Lisa has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry, 16 spent working for a major retail bank, the last 7 of which were as branch manager in a number of branches. Lisa has been with IQ for 15 years, originally working as part of the discretionary services team as well as providing support to the directors and subsequently securing the role of Head of Operations. Lisa enjoys working as part of a small, effective team where great pride is taken in our high level of customer service.
In Lisa’s spare time she enjoys reading, films, cooking and has recently taken up running again.
Having taken a 2 year hiatus from Investment Quorum to work in the Fashion Industry, Steph joins us again in the capacity of Personal Assistant to our CEO, Petronella.
Using her experience working as a PA in a fast paced environment, the new role she has taken here at IQ is the perfect fit.
Outside of the office, Steph enjoys travelling, shopping and spending time with the family dog, Nonu.
Following a brief stint at Imperial College, Elliot spent some time travelling and volunteering before attending Durham University where he studied Natural Sciences (physical).
Elliot joined IQ in August 2019 after graduating to focus on helping to remedy key issues using his analytical mind, peculiar skill set and proficiency in technology.
Associate Investment Analyst
Nick graduated from Durham University in 2019 and joined IQ in January 2020 after a brief stint travelling in New Zealand. Nick has joined the Investment team and will be focusing on UK Equities, he hopes to use his eye for detail and analytical mind to assist CIO Peter Lowman.
Outside of work, Nick is a keen cricketer, golfer and racing enthusiast who enjoys socialising with friends.
Senior Operations Executive
Paul entered the industry in 1972, working for Lloyds life before moving to Halifax in 1985. It was here that Paul first met Petronella. After leaving Halifax in 2000, and a brief move to Network Data, Paul joined Investment Quorum. Paul is still here many years later and although his role is at times challenging he still derives great satisfaction from delivering the highest of service standards to clients.
Senior Client Services Manager
Charlotte has over 10 years’ experience in administration mainly within the NHS. Her passion for client interaction has helped her easily transfer her skills to the Operations team at Investment Quorum.
She has now been at Investment Quorum for 2 years and is still learning everything the finance sector has to offer whilst enjoying her busy and varied role as the Acting Operations Manager.
In her spare time Charlotte enjoys reading and going to the cinema
Client Services Administrator
Rhianne has worked in a client focused role for over three years within an accounting and finance training provider, which has led her to want to widen her knowledge within the finance sector.
She joined IQ in June 2018 and in her short time here, the team have been very warm and welcoming making it easy to settle into the IQ family. The team are always willing to lend a helping hand to understand the wealth management industry.
Rhianne has learnt that this is a fast paced environment and is going from strength to strength.
Associate Investment Analyst
Holly joined IQ in June 2020 following a successful internship in the summer of 2019. She graduated from the University of Southampton with a degree in Criminology.
In between her studies, Holly spent time at a school helping children with learning difficulties. These experiences have motivated Holly to pursue a career working with people and helping them achieve their investment objectives.
Away from work Holly enjoys socialising, travelling and reading.
Client Services Administrator
Cecile joined IQ in October 2020 as a member of the client services team. Her passion for building relationships with clients, paired with over five years’ experience of working in client focused roles in the UK and internationally has helped transfer her skills to this fast paced environment and varied role within the financial sector.
Outside of work Cecile enjoys travelling, reading and cinema.
Head of Compliance
TD BA FCA FPFS
David first qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser working in the accountancy profession and professional training. He has since worked in the financial services industry for over 24 years; firstly at the industry regulator, then prior to joining IQ in September 2018, at a national compliance consultancy firm.
Outside work, he runs a ‘Uber-like’ taxi service for his teenage children!
Dawn is the Practice Accountant and works closely with the Board ensuring compliant financial operations and that budgets and financial reporting is accurate, up to date and available to the Auditors when required.
Dawn has been working with Investment Quorum almost since the company formed and really like working with the team. They work extremely hard on behalf of their clients but always seem to find time to have a little fun outside work too.
Chartered Tax Adviser
Having joined Inland Revenue in 1982, Doug then joined a national accountancy firm in 1985, subsequently working for various firms until, in 2003, Doug set up his own firm offering a private client service specialising in Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax issues. Doug is very involved as a consultant to Investment Quorum’s clients as a Chartered Tax Adviser giving all manner of tax advice and support.
At Investment Quorum we believe that we have to fully understand what you have retained us to do for you as your wealth manager. That is why our team works so hard with you on your financial plan and its supporting investment strategy.