Share Plc operates as a holding company with interest in providing stock brokerage services. The firm operates through three divisions: The Share Centre, Sharemark and Sharefunds. The Share Centre division is engaged in the provision and administration of share accounts, individual savings accounts, self-invested personal pension plans, child trust fund accounts, share incentive plans, investment club share accounts and enterprise investment scheme portfolios to private investors both directly and through corporate customers, throughout the United Kingdom. The Sharemark division operates an alternative share market on which the shares of Share plc and other companies are traded. The Sharefunds division operates a fund administration service. It also acts as an investment manager to funds of funds OEIC designed for customers of The Share Centre. Sharefunds provides expert fund accounting and pricing services to fund managers across the United Kingdom. The company was founded in February 1994 and is headquartered in Aylesbury, the United Kingdom.
Gavin David Redvers Oldham, Chief Executive Officer
Gavin’s responsibilities include all aspects of control and oversight, including the Group’s strategy for growth. Founder of The Share Centre, having previously established Barclayshare (now Barclays Stockbrokers) for Barclays Bank, Gavin plays an active role in business affairs and is a regular contributor to radio and TV. An elected member of the General Synod and a Church Commissioner (and member of its Assets Committee), he also serves on the Church’s Ethical Investment Advisory Group, and is a trustee of pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) and founder of The Share Foundation.
Richard William Stone, ACA , Group Finance
Richard, a qualified Chartered Accountant, joined Share plc in April 2006, from his previous role as a Director of Huntswood – an outsourcing business serving the financial services sector. His earlier investment market experience as an equity research analyst with the US investment bank, Robertson Stephens, included involvement in a number of initial public offerings across Europe, and enables him to contribute to the further development of Share plc’s profile in addition to managing the financial and administrative affairs of the Group.
Iain Paul Wallace , Group Compliance and Legal Services
Iain’s experience as a private client stockbroker, and latterly a regulator with the Securities and Futures Authority and the Financial Services Authority, ensures we maintain a strong compliance culture that delivers clear, fair and effective services for our customers. He also maintains oversight of the Sharemark and Sharefunds services for corporate clients, as well as The Share Centre’s advice service and HR function. Iain holds a Masters Degree in Financial Services Law (LLM) and is also a non-executive director of WAY Group Limited.
Martin Jeremy Helliwell, Operations Director
Jeremy worked in a variety of project and systems based roles at Barclays, and was part of the core team which created Barclayshare (now Barclays Stockbrokers). Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business including the front office activities of Customer Services and Dealing, as well as the firm’s IT systems and infrastructure, Jeremy has significant day-to-day involvement in delivering quality services to our customers.
Guy James Knight, Sales and Marketing Director
Guy brings extensive practical experience across the insurance, investment banking, stockbroking and retail banking sectors. He has held a variety of Marketing, General Management and Board positions at companies including Hiscox Insurance, Deutsche Bank, Charles Schwab, Credit Agricole, The Mortgage Corporation and Nationwide Building Society. He is responsible for PR, marketing communications, brand management, product and pricing strategy and the corporate sales function.