Group Board of Directors
We know our solutions are only as good as the people who deliver them. It is here that our team of specialists make all the difference.
As experts in trust and company management, fund administration, tax, corporate law and accounting, each team member is a trained professional with a passion for excellence.
But it is not this expertise alone that our clients value most. As friendly, approachable and straight talking people, every individual in our team will listen to your needs and take the time to explain complex solutions.
We pride ourselves in the relationships we build. Our team of Executive Directors, the owners of our business, are always available for our clients and our people.
Steve McGowan is the Chairman of the SMP Partners Group and led the management buy out of the business from Fortis Intertrust Group in June 2007. He has been with the company for over thirty years. Steve was appointed Managing Director of Fortis Intertrust (Isle of Man) Ltd in 2002 and became Chairman in January 2007.
Mark Denton is the Managing Director of SMP Partners. He has been with the company for over twenty five years. Previously Mark had spent seven years as a Manager with Grindlays Private Bank. He took over the role of Managing Director from Steve McGowan on 1st January 2007.
Stephen Turner is responsible for developing and implementing strategies across the Caribbean Region, managing the overall operations and ensuring the consistent and profitable delivery of services across the business.
Martin Derbyshire is the Director responsible for Client and In house Services. Martin spent four years with Grant Thornton prior to joining the business in 1994. Martin was appointed to the Board in 2005.
Justin is responsible for the tax services provided to both professional intermediary and private clients. Justin is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor who qualified with Deloittes in London. Following five years at Deloittes Justin joined the Group in 1998 and was appointed to the Group Board in 2006.
Oliver Peck joined the business as Trust Director in 2004 and was appointed to the Board in 2006. Prior to joining Oliver spent two years as Managing Director of Singer & Friedlander Trust Company and nine years with Barclays Capital.
David has been with SMP Partners since 2005 and was appointed to the Group Board in 2011. He has supported the development of the Group's brand profile in both the Isle of Man and London's professional market and in more recent years has led the Group's drive into the eGaming and related sectors. David heads up SMP Partner's eGaming Department and sits on the board of a number of Isle of Man licensed gaming companies.