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Board

Paul Richardson, Executive Chairman

Appointed October 2017

Paul is a qualified Solicitor and moved from practice into Wealth Management at Coutts & Co where as Head of London Private Banking he oversaw the growth of their London business before moving to Barclays Wealth as a Director. Paul has since held roles as Managing Director of a Swiss Wealth Manager, been on the Operating Board of a main market UK Plc and before joining Frenkel Topping was Chief Executive of Invest Africa in London where he spearheaded its business transformation programme. For 8 years Paul was also Chairman of Trustees for the Steve Redgrave Trust which raised £6million in 5 years and is currently in his 6th year as Trustee for WellChild, the national charity for sick children of which Prince Harry is Patron.


 

Richard Fraser, Chief Executive Officer

Appointed July 2004

Richard joined Frenkel Topping Ltd (the trading subsidiary of Frenkel Topping Group Plc) in 1991 after gaining experience in financial services whilst working at Lloyds Bank, Bradford and Bingley Building Society and Scottish Widows. Richard has been fully involved in the development of both structured settlements and Frenkel Topping Ltd, becoming Managing Director in 2000. He played a key role in the appointment of Frenkel Topping Ltd as an alternative investment broker to the Court of Protection and Richard has also been a regular speaker at financial services conferences across the UK.

In addition to directing the strategic development of the Group with the other board members, Richard is in charge of the day-to-day operation of the Group.

 


Stephen Bentley, Chief Financial Officer

Appointed October 2017

Stephen is a graduate chartered accountant who has held senior financial roles in companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange and private equity backed businesses for over thirty years.  These roles include Group Finance Director of Brunner Mond Plc, TDG PLC and Ellis & Everand PLC and most recently, James Dewhurst Limited where he helped with the sale of the business to a large Belgian Textile Group before joining Frenkel Topping

 


Mark Holt, Commercial Director

Appointed September 2016

Mark has been with the Company for 6 years and has 20 years financial services experience. He has been a key player in the Company’s growth to date and is seen as a leading expert in the analysis of periodical payment orders in large value complex claims.

 


 

Jason Granite, Chief Investment Officer

Appointed September 2016

Jason has over 20 years’ experience in law, corporate finance and investment management. Most recently, Jason has served for 5 years as the Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer at FCFM Group Limited, which invests its own capital and manages a number of funds for the UK Government. Prior to this, Jason served as Head of Research at Sterne Agee UKLLP (formerly known as Yorvik Partners LLP), and was a senior member of Deutsche Bank’s Distressed Products Group, sitting on its European Investment Committee.  Earlier in his career, Jason worked as a restructuring adviser at Close Brothers Corporate Finance/Houlihan Lokey and practised as a restructuring lawyer at Cadwalader, the leading US law firm.

 


Mark Richards, Non-Executive Director

Appointed September 2016

Mark is was previously the Partner and Head of Financial Services at Actis LLP which manage $7bn PE funds. He was also previously CFO and Strategy Director for Barclays Group as well as holding various roles in Banking, Financial Services Infrastructure and Wealth distribution. Mark has an MA in history and economics.