Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors Photos & Biographies

Stephen Gazzard
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen joined Quilter Financial Planning in 2017 as Group Managing Director bringing a wealth of industry experience to the Quilter Financial Planning Executive. He joined Quilter Financial Planning from Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG) where he had been managing director for four years responsible for working with the team to deliver a cultural and corporate restructure.

Stephen is a financial planner and business owner by background who has since gone on to hold numerous senior management positions in both AIM listed and FTSE environments and ideally placed to help Quilter Financial Planning continue to be the home of choice for professional financial advisers as it moves forwar

Darren Sharkey
Darren joined the Board of Quilter Financial Planning in February 2017 and has worked within the Quilter group for over 20 years. He was heavily involved in the acquisition of Quilter Financial Planning by Old Mutual Wealth (now Quilter) and has a wealth of knowledge from his previous role as Finance Director, including reporting, business planning and proposition development expertise. Darren is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland (FCA). Darren was appointed as Managing Director of the National Advice division of Quilter Financial Planning in March 2019 and as a Director of Lighthouse Group plc on 12 June 2019 following the Company being acquired by Quilter Financial Planning on that date.

Peter Smith
Group Finance Director

Peter is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was a corporate finance and assurance partner with KPMG. He has considerable experience of the UK financial services sector, both from an assurance and corporate advisory capacity and more latterly as an executive director. Peter’s responsibilities include Finance, Treasury and Legal matters, as well as strategic initiatives.

NB: Richard Last resigned as Chairman and a Director of the Company and Alex Scott-Barrett, Michelle Cracknell and Ann Roughead resigned as Directors of the Company on 12 June 2019 following completion of the acquisition of the Company by Intrinsic Financial Services Limited.