Mr. Martin Wright was appointed Non-Executive Chairman in September 2020, and was appointed to the Board in July 1996 as a Non-Executive Director. He is a Partner of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP (Solicitors) where he is a member of the Partnership Council. Martin is a member of the Law Society.
He is also a Non-Executive Director of a number of private companies.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sean Lam is a passionate technologist and innovator, and has made it his quest to ‘engineer out complexities’. He was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in September 2017.
His tenure with Walker Crips began as Development Director in 1999 with overall responsibility for systems development and technology, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer in 2004, and Group Managing Director in 2007. He commenced his career with Phillip Securities in Singapore in 1992, and was the Head of Internal Audit, and then Head of Operations in 1995.
Sean graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia majoring in accounting and finance, and attained his professional qualification as a CPA in 1995. Sean is a Fellow of CPA Australia, was a member of its European Council from 2010 to 2015, and President of its European Region in 2012 and again in 2013. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Sean is also founder and CEO of EnOC Technologies, Walker Crips’ new fintech SaaS company providing regtech to the industry, with the aim of helping smaller companies close the technology gap.
Group Finance Director
Sanath Dandeniya was appointed Group Finance Director on 30 September 2019.
Sanath, an ACCA qualified accountant, has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He joined the Group in 2016 as Group Financial Controller, promoted to Finance Director of Walker Crips Investment Management in November 2018, and then appointed to the Group Board in 2019 as Group Finance Director.
Sanath is also a proponent of technology and digital strategies, and enjoys adopting appropriate technologies to drive efficiencies and to improve business effectiveness.
Before joining the Group, Sanath was at Brewin Dolphin for 15 years, the majority of the time as their Group Financial Controller.
Senior Independent Director
Clive Bouch was appointed to the Board in March 2017 and chairs the Audit Committee as well as being a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Clive currently serves as an independent Non-Executive Director of the Steamship Mutual Insurance London and Bermuda Protection & Indemnity Clubs where he is a member of the Claims, Finance & Nomination and Audit & Risk Committees, and The Ardonagh Group where he chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Risk and Remuneration Committees. From 2011 through 2019 he was an independent non-executive director of Invesco UK Limited where he chaired the Audit and Risk Committees.
Previously Clive was a partner in Arthur Andersen and then Deloitte where he provided audit and advisory services to companies in the financial services industry.
Clive is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.
Mr. David Gelber is a Non-Executive Director and served as a Non-Executive Chairman until September 2020. He served as Group Chief Operating Officer of ICAP plc from 1994 to 2005 and previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer of HSBC Global Markets. Prior to joining HSBC he held senior trading positions at Citibank, Chemical Bank and J P Morgan.
He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of IPGL Ltd, an investment holding company, DDCAP Ltd, an arranger of Islamic compliant financial transactions, Extoix LLP, a Frontier Market investment boutique and Amadeo Air Four PLC, a closed end fund investing in aircraft leasing.
His previous directorships include Globeop Financial Services and eSeclending LLC in Boston.
Mr. Hua Min Lim is the Executive Chairman of PhillipCapital Group of Companies and was also appointed Chairman of IFS Capital Limited on 20 May 2003. He began his career holding senior positions in the Stock Exchange of Singapore and the Securities Research Institute. He has served on a number of committees and sub-committees of the Stock Exchange of Singapore.
In 1997, he was appointed Chairman of the Stock Exchange of Singapore (“SES”) Review Committee, which is responsible for devising a conceptual framework to make Singapore’s capital markets more globalised, competitive and robust. For this service, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (“PBM”) in 1999 by the Singapore Government. In 2014, he was also awarded “IBF Distinguished Fellow” (Securities & Futures), the highest certification mark bestowed by The Institute of Banking and Finance on industry captains who are the epitome of professional stature, integrity and achievement. In 2018, he was named Businessman of the Year 2017 at the annual Singapore Business Awards, which is Singapore’s most prestigious business accolade. He served as a board member in the Inland Revenue Authority Singapore from 2004 to 2010.
Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey and obtained a Master’s Degree in Operations Research and Management Studies from Imperial College, London University. Mr. Lim joined the Walker Crips Group Board in March 1993.
Investors should be aware that past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and that the price of shares and other investments, may fall as well as rise and the amount realised may be less than the original sum invested.
Walker Crips Group plc (Old Change House, 128 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4BJ), registered in England, registered number 1432059, incorporates the following companies which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority: Walker Crips Investment Management Limited registered in England number 4774117 member of the London Stock Exchange, Walker Crips Wealth Management Limited registered in England number 3790291, Ebor Trustees Limited registered in England number 3514268, Barker Poland Asset Management LLP registered in England and Wales number OC341149.