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Paul Richardson, Non-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, Managing Director

Appointed January 2019

Mark has been with the Company for over 8 years and has 22 years financial services experience. He is the lead director for Frenkel Topping Limited and Obiter Wealth Management and manages both the internal staff, including the expert witness report writers, para planners and the new business writing team. In addition to which Mark manages a number of the Company’s strategic accounts and has been a key player in the Company’s growth to date. Mark is widely recognised throughout the industry for his expertise in advising on large loss complex claims and the analysis of periodical payment orders and is a guest speaker at many national conferences. Of recent times Mark has also been called upon to meet with the Ministry of Justice to assist in developing a ‘Call for Evidence’ from various sources. The purpose of which was to gather information on investment of claimants ‘award of damages’ to assist the Lord Chancellor and the Government in setting a new Personal Injury Discount Rate (PIDR). Mark is a key member of the Board and his drive for excellence for both the clients and the Company is fundamental to the on-going success of the business.



Tim Linacre, Non-Executive Director

Appointed July 2018

Tim brings over 35 years of experience working as a Stockbroker, Investment Banker and Business Communications adviser. Tim worked at Panmure Gordon for over 20 years and was Chief Executive for eight years. He was previously with Hoare Govett. Tim has advised many companies across a wide range of sectors and sizes, from FTSE 100 to fast growing AIM stocks. Tim is currently the senior managing partner at a leading Business Communications firm. Tim also has experience in wealth and asset management, including private equity – where he sat on the advisory board at Panoramic Growth Equity, as well as acting as an adviser to asset management businesses on various transactions. Tim is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.