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.
David has been with SMP since 2005, during which time he has been instrumental in the development and growth of both the core SMP brand and multiple niche sectors across the business. Formerly the Group Business Development Director, he became Group CEO in June 2019 after leading a management buyout from the founding directors.
Leveraging a background in leadership and management consultancy, his strategic leadership style focuses on driving employee performance through engagement, communication, and empowerment. A naturally entrepreneurial individual, he has also pioneered digitisation and innovation projects for the brand, including the launch of entirely new business lines.
Mark rejoined the company in January 2020 having previously held the role of Business Development Manager between 2010 and 2014. He has worked in the corporate services and gaming industries on the Isle of Man for the last 15 years. An Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators, Mark has held a number of senior Business Development positions throughout his career and has most recently been Chief Operating Officer and Director of a local gaming business, overseeing a high level of growth and assisting with the establishment of a number of offices around the world over a 6 year period.
As Managing Director of the Isle of Man office, Mark will oversee the overall operation and performance of the office, whilst contributing to the overall strategic development and leadership of the wider international group.
Daniel is the Group Finance Director and was recently appointed to the Group Board of Directors in June 2019. Daniel has been with the company since September 2015 and has an extensive background in financial services.
After graduating with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Edinburgh, Daniel trained as a Chartered Accountant with a ‘Big 4’ accountancy firm, qualifying in 2006. Since then Daniel held numerous technical financial positions with highly respected companies on the Isle of Man, before joining the SMP Group of Companies. In this role, Daniel is responsible for oversight and direction of SMP’s finance function, as well as contributing to the Group’s wider strategic decision making.
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Stephen has been with the Group since 1998 and joined the Group Board of Directors in January 2004. He has undertaken several roles during that period including Group COO responsible for the overseas offices and responsible for the sourcing, co-ordination and implementation of the M&A activities. In 2016 Stephen moved to the Cayman Islands to lead the acquisition and integration of Royal Bank of Canada’s wealth management division across the Caribbean Region. Stephen is a founding director of the the SMP Group of Companies.
After graduating with a degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Lancaster Stephen trained as Chartered Accountant with a “Big 4” accountancy firm, qualifying in 1993 and becoming a Fellow in 2005. In his current role, Stephen is responsible for managing the Caribbean Region as well as the sourcing, co-ordination, and implementation of acquisition opportunities.
Anne joined the Group Board of Directors in June 2019, shortly after celebrating 15 years with SMP. Having started out in the trust and corporate services industry with KPMG in 1999, Anne also worked as a Trust Manager for Singer & Friedlander Trust Company for four years before joining SMP in 2004.
Appointed as Trust Director in 2006, Anne has been instrumental in managing the Group’s bespoke, multi-jurisdictional trust and foundation arrangements ever since. In her role as Director of SMP Trustees, Anne manages a team of staff who support the establishment and ongoing management of trust structures for private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide.
Ian is a Certified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor and has been with SMP since 2008. He trained with Duncan Sheard Glass & Co, one of the largest independent practices in the North West of England, before moving to the Isle of Man in 1997. Ian provided accounting services and advice to local firms and authorities with Douglas-based firm PKF before moving to SMP where he is currently the Managing Director of Accounting and Tax.
Ian was appointed to the Group Board of Directors in June 2019 and continues his role as Director of Accounting, where he is responsible for accounting services to both professional and private clients.
Ted has been with SMP since January 2009 and has played a key role in developing the digital division of SMP, which he has been Director of since 2016. Joining the company in the Compliance team, Ted has spent the past decade working as a Risk and Portfolio Manager for digital projects, then as Head of Digital Risk and Operations. During this time, Ted has provided regulatory compliance and monitoring on a wide range of business sectors and is currently MLRO for a number of internationally licensed companies.
Ted was appointed to the Group Board of Directors as Managing Director of Digital in 2019 and will continue to drive the team as they continue to grow their offering and seek out new business development opportunities.