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The Board of Meridian is composed of a highly experienced group of individuals. The Board comprises the following:

David Mashiter MA (Cantab), MCSI Managing Director

David started his career as an investment analyst with Simon & Coates before moving into investment management as head of department at Royal Trust Company of Canada (C.I.) Ltd for thirteen years. He moved to a similar position at Carr Indosuez Financial Services Limited and, in 1991, became one of the founder directors of Meridian. David is responsible for the economic analysis and management of portfolios.

Chris Hopwood FCSI ACI(Dipl.), Director

Chris joined Meridian in 2011 and has since been appointed director with responsibility for the management of client portfolios. Chris has wide-ranging market experience including a senior role for RBSI Asset Management Ltd which managed £2bn. of third party assets, being one of a team that set up an offshore institutional bank for Generali ab initio and most recently Chris was one of a small unit that established and grew the Jersey branch of Anglo Irish Bank. He is a member of both the Financial Markets Association and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment by qualification, having passed their respective diplomas.

Ian Brandon ACIB, Non Executive Director

Ian started his career with Barclays Bank in the UK before moving to Jersey. He later joined ANZ Grindlays Bank, where he became Operations Director of the Jersey and Guernsey offices. After a 27 year banking career, Ian formed Haddon Consulting Ltd in 1999 and has since specialised in operational and regulatory compliance consultancy and originated 'RiskTracker' an industry leading risk assessment tool. Ian is a non executive director.

Martyn Misson MCSI, Non Executive Director

Martyn began his career with Westminster Bank Limited where he obtained a broad knowledge of banking and investments before joining The Royal Trust Company of Canada (C.I.) Limited's investment management department for eleven years. A period at Carr Indosuez Financial Services Limited in a similar position followed and, in 1991, became one of the founder directors of Meridian with responsibility for the management of client portfolios, Martyn is now a non executive director.

Clive Spears ACIB, MCSI, Non Executive Director

Clive is a senior commercial banker with 20 years of experience in the Jersey financial sector, having retired from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group as Deputy Director Jersey in 2003 with 32 years service. He has built a consultancy and non executive portfolio to a wide range of business in the Channel Islands including investment funds, public sector business, offshore treasury banking and compliance. Clive is Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee.

Peter M. Wells Chartered FCSI, Director

Peter has been an industry practitioner since the early 1980’s having started his career in mainstream banking in the United Kingdom. He joined Laurie Milbank before the stock market was deregulated in 1986 as a broker portfolio manager. This ultimately led to a period of employment with local Channel Island based firm Le Masurier James & Chinn then Quilter & Co principally managing discretionary mandates for individuals and trusts before becoming a partner in a small investment management boutique for some 7 years.

Neil Macfarlane ACIB, BSc (Hons), Director

Neil began his career with Williams and Glyns Bank in London before moving to Jersey.  Neil’s background is in operations management, principally in Global Custody. Neil also has wide ranging experience of change management, leading regulatory projects and change programmes. 
He joined the team in 2020 and is responsible for day-to-day operations, including supplier management, technology services and regulatory reporting.

Mark Sumner CDir, ACIB, Director, Risk & Compliance

Mark spent 13 years with Barclays Bank plc in the UK, covering a wide range of clearing bank activities but ultimately focusing on lending services and credit control. He moved to Jersey in 1990 to join Midland Bank, which subsequently became HSBC, eventually leading its Commercial Banking Team. A second career, in regulation, began in 2003 with the JFSC.  This involved heading various Supervision divisions and leading on banking policy development.  Having retired from full time employment in 2018, Mark works part time with Meridian, responsible for all aspects of Risk Management and Compliance. Separately, he also provides non executive director and regulatory consultancy services.

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