Dr Robina Shah CPsychol MBE, FRCGP (Hon) DL JP
I am the National Director for Strategy and Policy on Carers at Frenkel Topping
A fundamental part of my leadership role is to promote the organisations commitment to carers and families through our “Connecting to Carers” policy and well -being strategy. This involves working in partnership with key national and local stakeholders in health, social care and the legal sector to raise awareness and offer solutions to the diverse challenges that carers and families experience.
I am a Chartered Psychologist with a specialist interest in learning disability and the experience of caring. I am an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, a Regional Fellow and member of the Royal Society of Medicine, the Co-Director of the Doubleday Centre for the Patient Experience and a senior academic at Manchester Medical School, Manchester University. I am also a member of the Department of Health’s Standing Commission on Carers and an established author. My most recent book looks at the experience of disability hate crime and disability discrimination. I have worked in the NHS for more than twenty years and had held senior national and local leadership roles such as Chair of an NHS Foundation Trust Hospital for 12 years and other Non-Executive Directorships.
I have always assumed that the private sector would not be interested in the lived experience of carers and how to support them. However, when I met colleagues from Frenkel Topping and learnt about their charitable track record nothing could be further from the truth.
I enjoy working with Frenkel Topping for a variety of reasons. Colleagues have a moral code and are motivated to learn and innovate. Importantly, the organisation is caring, forward facing and totally committed to “putting carers and families first.”
I have a finance background and I enjoy working in this industry. I always strive to do my best in any situation so it’s just easier to achieve my best in an industry I genuinely enjoy working in.
Business Development Consultant
I was born & bred in Staffordshire. After graduating from the University of Birmingham in International Studies in 1981, I moved to Oxford, with a scholarship, to train in mental rehabilitation & Social Welfare with the Richmond Fellowship.
I supervise a team of four fabulous colleagues in the Client Servicing Team, distributing work throughout the day to support our clients and liaise with our experts
As a technical assistant, I do everything I can to assist our clients and my colleagues in any way possible. More often than not, I’ll be among the first people the client speaks to, besides their consultant.
Financial Services Administrator
I enjoy working with like-minded people who enjoy helping our clients and ensuring things run as smoothly as possible for them
Valuations Administrator, Accounts Assistant & IT Assistant
I provide valuations to our clients on a regular basis and deal with any queries or issues that arise as a result. I provide IT support to the Frenkel Topping team and I am part of the accounts team at Frenkel Topping.
I started my FT journey as a paraplanner, supporting the Independent Financial Advisers and consultants, before becoming an authorised Financial Consultant.
My role at Frenkel Topping consists of writing reports, processing pensions, investments, cash accounts and ISAs.
Senior Investment Administrator
I have worked at Frenkel Topping since 1999 and so has experience of working within several departments within the firm, which has helped him gather a knowledge for most areas of the business.
As an IFA Frenkel Topping has a strong focus on the analysis and implementation of a best of breed investment solution via the Fusion Wealth platform.