Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors Photos & Biographies

Stephen Gazard
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. Steve was appointed Quilter Financial Planning’s’ CEO in June 2020 and then to the Lighthouse Group Financial Solutions board in July. 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 is ideally placed to help Quilter Financial Planning continue to be the home of choice for professional financial advisers as it moves forward.

Mitchell Dean
Group Finance Officer

Mitchell is the Chief Financial Officer of Quilter Financial Planning. He has managerial oversight of finance and operations for Quilter Investors Limited and holds a BSc in Economics from University College London whilst being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He joined Old Mutual in 2007 as CFO for Skandia Global Funds, before transferring to Old Mutual Global Investors in 2012. Mitchell joined the board at Lighthouse Group Financial Solutions in July 2020.

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 integration and strategic initiatives.