Menu

Meet the Bank Team


Key members of the Private Banking team


Meet the Bank Team

Key members of the Private Banking team

A modern bank, refreshingly traditional

Weatherbys was founded in 1770 by James Weatherby. Seven generations later Weatherbys is still privately owned and run by his family. Family values of careful stewardship and attention to detail underpin everything we do.

Today, Weatherbys Bank offers all the services you would associate with a modern financial institution. We have a diverse client base, both from racing and from outside the sport.

The emphasis we place on genuinely personal service means that we do not use call centres, as we are fully aware of the great value our clients place on always being able to talk to the same person whenever they need us.

 

Johnny Weatherby

Johnny Weatherby

Chairman

Johnny Weatherby joined Weatherbys in 1979. He was seconded to the Jockey Club as a Director from 1990-1992, and returned to Weatherbys as Chairman of the Group and the Bank in 1993. He is Her Majesty’s Representative and Chairman of Ascot Racecourse, and a Member of the Jockey Club.
download vCard

Roger Weatherby

Roger Weatherby

Chief Executive
Roger Weatherby, M.Sc., joined Weatherbys as a non-executive Director in 1993. He joined the group board as an Executive Director in 1998 and became Chief Executive of Weatherbys Bank in 2000. Prior to joining Weatherbys, he worked for Cazenove & Co. He is Senior Steward of The Jockey Club.
download vCard
Andrew Turberville Smith

Andrew Turberville Smith

Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Turberville Smith ACA, joined the Board in 2006. Previously he was regional finance director for Towergate Partnership and prior to that he spent 10 years in investment banking with JO Hambro Magan, Natwest Corporate Finance and latterly Hawkpoint Partners. He was a member of the FCA's Smaller Businesses Practitioner Panel for six years until March 2015, acting as chairman for the last two years. He originally qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991 with Price Waterhouse.
download vCard
Adrian Crichton

Adrian Crichton

Private Banking Director

Adrian is Head of Private Banking.  He joined Weatherbys in 2006 after more than thirty years with Barclays, latterly as Head of International Personal and Premier Banking with offices in a dozen or so countries. Previously, he worked for twelve years in both Private and Corporate banking roles in France and Spain, and was Deputy General Manager of Barclays in Italy. In the UK, he ran the Barclays International Banking Centre in London and was Operations Director for the branch network in London.

Adrian read Spanish at Bristol University and has an MBA from INSEAD.
download vCard

Quentin Marshall

Quentin Marshall

Deputy Head of Private Banking

Quentin is deputy head of private banking at Weatherbys. He joined the bank in June 2015 from Coutts where he had been Head of Advisory within the investments team and deputy chairman of the Investment Strategy Committee, overseeing c. £30bn of assets. Prior to Coutts, Quentin worked for UBS for sixteen years, joining predecessor firm SG Warburg from university as an investment banker. During this time he spent four years advising the Republic of Indonesia during the Asian financial crisis. He also acted for some of the largest FTSE100 companies raising capital and working on mergers and acquisitions. He subsequently specialised in advising family owned companies, moving to UBS Wealth Management to help create the UBS Family Office Group.  

Quentin is a Councillor in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, chairing the Planning and Investment Committees. He read PPE at Oxford University, graduating in 1995.
download vCard

John Butters

John Butters

Chief Investment Officer

John joined Weatherbys in 2016 from Aspinalls Family Office, where as Head of Investment he developed low-cost and quantitatively-driven investment portfolios for private clients and served as an adviser to families and charities. John began his career at the Sand Aire investment office, where he managed over £400 million of client portfolios including several investment funds. His book Rational Macro applies the philosophy and practices of modern science to the problem of market forecasting. John read PPE at Oxford and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is also a Financial Risk Manager – Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals – and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation from CFA Institute.
download vCard

Bridget Guerin

Bridget Guerin

Member of the Investment Committee

Bridget has spent 30 years in the UK Financial Services industry and has detailed product knowledge of a wide range of investments and investment managers.  Bridget is an experienced Non Executive director who is currently on the Board of Charles Stanley PLC, Schroder Income Growth Fund PLC, Mobeus Income & Growth VCT and two Cayman based hedge funds, managed by Cantab Capital, a subsidiary of GAM.

Bridget has spent her career specialising in the management and distribution of funds at County NatWest, Ivory & Sime, Schroders, and at Matrix Group where she set up and managed Matrix Money Management, which managed and distributed a range of hedge funds, VCTs and UCITS Funds.
 
Bridget holds an MA in economics and history from Cambridge University.

Suzie Batten

Suzie Batten

Head of Digital

Suzie joined Weatherbys Bank in October 2016 as Head of Digital.

Suzie has over 20 years of experience in delivering digital firsts for UK high street banks, firstly with Barclays & Barclaycard and more latterly with Santander. She has previously been responsible for delivering online banking, mobile banking, video conferencing/screen sharing solutions as well as fully integrated digital and mobile sales capability.
download vCard

Niki Gifford

Niki Gifford

Head of Marketing

Niki joined Weatherbys Bank in November 2015 as Head of Marketing. 

Prior to Weatherbys, Niki ‘s thirty year marketing career spanned property, art and luxury, notably creating unrivalled client relation and acquisition campaigns for prestigious international brands. More than fifteen years at Board level including Stanhope plc, Hamptons International and Halcyon Fine Art. Niki also has extensive philanthropic experience having worked with a number of foundations, organisations and individuals to achieve their goals. 
download vCard

Rupert Reid

Rupert Reid

Head of Business Development

Rupert Reid joined Weatherbys Bank in 2016 as Head of Business Development. Previously a director at Vestra Wealth for nearly four years, Rupert looked after a host of lawyers, IFAs, accountants and charities. Prior to this he was a commissioned Officer in the British Army.
download vCard

Nicholas Ryder

Nicholas Ryder

Director

Nick is a Director of Weatherbys Bank Ltd and Head of Investments. He joined the bank in 2011 having previously been a non-executive director for ten years.

Prior to Weatherbys, Nick worked as a main board director of Cater Allen Holdings Plc (formerly Cater Ryder Plc), a family owned bank, for eighteen years in charge of offshore banking and large client relationships. He then served as a director at the Gerrard Group in the money market division before the purchase by Old Mutual Plc. Subsequently, he became a main board director of Thornhill Holdings Ltd and more latterly a director of Cazenove Capital Management Ltd.

Nick acts as a trustee for several large families and is a director of Denford Stud Ltd.
download vCard

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson

Associate Director

Phil is an Associate Director at Weatherbys Bank, having joined in 1998.  He manages a portfolio of private clients from across the country, operating both within and outside of the racing industry. 

Prior to joining Weatherbys, Phil worked for Yorkshire Bank, latterly as part of National Australia Banking Group, for thirteen years. During this time he managed his own branch, headed an area credit function and spent two years supporting management of the Bank’s largest UK commercial clients. He is a qualified Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and is a CeMAP qualified Mortgage Advisor.
download vCard

Duncan Gourlay

Duncan Gourlay

Associate Director

Duncan is an Associate Director and is responsible for our Private Banking Office in Edinburgh. He joined Weatherbys Private Banking in 2013 from Barclays Wealth, where he was a Private Banker.
Prior to Barclays Wealth, Duncan worked for Bank of Scotland for fifteen years and at Adam and Co for five years, where he was a Senior Private Banker, looking after Private Clients and Families.
Duncan holds Chartered Banker Status from the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland as well as being a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
download vCard

Chris Gibson

Chris Gibson

Senior Private Banker

Chris is a Senior Private Banker at Weatherbys, having joined in January 2009. After starting his banking career at Barclays in the West End, he spent most of his banking career at Adam & Company where he managed a large portfolio of private clients as well as deputising for the London branch director. Prior to joining Weatherbys, Chris worked for Singer & Friedlander Ltd. in the City for two years as part of a new team to help establish a fledging private banking department and develop the lending business.
Chris is ACIB qualified.
download vCard

Simon Tuck

Simon Tuck

Head of Wealth Planning

Simon joined Weatherbys Private Bank in 2010, bringing significant experience in providing sophisticated and objective personal financial planning advice for clients. Immediately prior to joining Weatherbys, he was Head of Financial Planning at C.Hoare & Co. Simon is one of a relatively few number of planners qualified as both a Certified Financial Planner through the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and Chartered Financial Planner through the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Simon also holds the Certificate for Financial Services – Trusts and Estate Planning through the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).
download vCard

Stephen Cannons

Stephen Cannons

Associate Director

Stephen joined Weatherbys Private Banking in January 2010, having spent most of his professional life at Coutts & Co where he provided banking and wealth management to UK and international personal and corporate clients. Immediately prior to joining Weatherbys he was the investment advisor to a US based family and their charitable foundation. Stephen is a qualified financial planner, and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He sits as a Member Nominated Trustee on the Board 
of the Weatherbys Pension and Assurance Scheme.
download vCard

Penny Chamberlain

Penny Chamberlain

Private Banking Manager

Penny is the Private Bank Customer Services Manager heading up the administration team of Weatherbys Private Bank. She is pivotal in overseeing the maintenance of the Private Bank’s high levels of customer service and manages the Private Bank Administration team.  Penny joined the Private Bank in January 2009, previously having worked for the International Private Bank of Investec, South Africa where she had been Head of the Administration Team for over ten years. As a member of the Private Bank team at Investec, she was instrumental in providing a diverse range of financial products and services to a niche client base in three principal markets, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia. Penny was also a project manager for the first securitisation project undertaken by Investec. 
 
Penny majored in Economics, Accountancy and Commercial Law at Pietermaritzburgh University and the University of South Africa, and is a qualified Company Secretary and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Business Management. 
download vCard

Thomas Fitzgerald O’Connor

Thomas Fitzgerald O’Connor

Senior Private Banker – Expatriate Services

Thomas is Senior Private Banker at Weatherbys.  He joined in October 2006 from Allied Irish Bank where he had been a Private Banker, managing a portfolio of clients with emphasis on assisting those with resident non-domiciled status.  He now leads the team providing banking, FX and mortgages to expatriate clients.

Thomas is a Liveryman in The Worshipful Company of International Bankers and is Vice Chair of their Events Committee.
download vCard

Robert Ball

Robert Ball

Senior Private Banker

Robert is a Senior Private Banker and joined Weatherbys Private Bank in 2012. Previously Robert gained extensive banking experience from his career of over twenty-five years with HSBC Group, including over fifteen years in their Private Banking Division, managing a portfolio of High Net Worth Individuals in both lending and wealth advisory roles.
download vCard

Mervyn Harmon

Mervyn Harmon

Private Banker

Mervyn is a Private Banker at Weatherbys and he has in excess of thirty years banking experience. He joined Weatherbys in September 2009 prior to which he worked for RBS and HBoS, undertaking both Commercial, Agricultural and Private Banking roles. Beyond banking he also spent a time in the Corporate Finance sector dealing primarily with fund raising, disposals and acquisitions in relation to small businesses. 
download vCard

Rebekah Guntrip

Rebekah Guntrip

Private Banking Executive

Rebekah joined Weatherbys Private Bank in July 2014. 

Prior to this, she spent six months working at Cerillion Technologies on the business development team. Rebekah graduated from Newcastle University in 2012, with a degree in Marketing and Management.
download vCard

Graeme Buchanan

Graeme Buchanan

Private Banker

Graeme is a Private Banker at Weatherbys. He joined in October 2014 from Bank of Scotland where he was a Private Banking Manager looking after the banking requirements of a portfolio of high net worth clients. This was a role he held for thirteen years. Prior to this, he worked in the Branch network of Bank of Scotland where he was the manager of a number of Branches across the Central Region of Scotland. Graeme is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and a Member of the Personal Finance Society and the Chartered Insurance Institute.
download vCard

Justin Deacon

Justin Deacon

Private Banker

Justin is a Private Banker who joined Weatherbys Bank in February 2012 following twelve months working for Weatherbys Insurance. Prior to this he was Head of Horse Racing Trading at Fitzdares Bookmakers for five years. 

He studied Business Management at Newcastle University, graduating in 2005 and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
download vCard

 

Simon Gardiner

Simon Gardiner

Private Banker

Simon is a Private Banker at Weatherbys and a qualified mortgage advisor.  He has been based in London since 2010 and has over ten years of banking experience at Weatherbys, having held various roles across the Bank.
download vCard

Kate McGahey

Kate McGahey

Private Banking Executive

Kate is a Private Banking Associate, working alongside Chris Gibson.

Prior to joining Weatherbys she studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading, graduating in 2012. After University, Kate worked in a Private ski Chalet in Verbier as a chef and then at Godolphin in Newmarket before moving to London and joining Weatherbys Private Bank in June 2013.
Kate is currently working towards her Chartered Banking diploma.
download vCard

Dominic Haldane

Dominic Haldane

Treasury Dealer

Dominic manages the Treasury function at Weatherbys. He joined the Bank in May 2012 after a brief hiatus away from the financial markets. Previously, Dominic spent fourteen years working within the Treasury team at Alliance & Leicester Plc prior to their subsequent takeover by Santander and a further seven years within retail banking at Lloyds Bank. During his time with Alliance & Leicester Plc, Dominic occupied a number of roles including management of the foreign exchange and Euro money market books. Dominic also coordinated the introduction of a ‘repurchase program’ (Repo), which swiftly became a major contributor to the short term funding capability of the bank. He subsequently specialised in medium term assets, co-managing an investment book in excess of £10bn.

Dominic was educated at Ashby Grammar School and holds an industry relevant qualification (ACI Dealing Certificate).
download vCard

Keith Foster

Keith Foster

Private Banking Assistant Manager

Keith is a Private Banking Assistant Manager for Weatherbys Private Bank. He originally joined the racing arm of the Bank in 2001 after finishing his A Levels, after undertaking various administrative roles within that team he moved to the Private Bank when it was created in 2006.
download vCard

Sarah Willcocks

Sarah Willcocks

Senior Private Banking Executive

Sarah is a Senior Private Banking Executive at Weatherbys Private Bank. She joined Weatherbys in 2005 initially as a Bloodstock Researcher and transferred to the Bank in 2006. Prior to joining Weatherbys Sarah had five years’ experience working for a subsidiary of Britannia Building Society in Plymouth, working in various departments including Property Insurance, Britannia Flexible Mortgages and latterly Credit Control.

Sarah has gained her Professional Banker Diploma and is currently working towards the Associate Chartered Banker Diploma.
download vCard

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Private Banking Supervisor

Kelly began her banking career with Halifax in 1998, she joined as a cashier progressing her way up to Assistant Branch Manager in 2004. She worked at Halifax for seven years before joining Weatherbys.
Kelly currently works at Weatherbys Bank as the Private Banking Supervisor.  She joined Weatherbys in May 2005 initially as a Commercial Banking Assistant.  She was promoted to Commercial Banking Supervisor in 2008, and following the merge of Commercial and Private Banking in 2011 she became Private Banking Supervisor.

Kelly has completed her Professional Bankers Certificate and Diploma and now hopes to work towards her AAT Exams.
download vCard

Bertie de Klee

Bertie de Klee

Senior Private Banking Executive

Bertie joined Weatherbys in 2012 after graduating from the University of Bristol, where he helped establish the Bristol Turf Club (horse racing society). Bertie obtained a 2.1 degree in Geography. 

He is a member of the Chartered Banker Institute and has completed the Professional Banker Diploma achieving the subject prize in the Credit module. 
download vCard

Claire Knight

Claire Knight

Private Banking Executive

Claire is a Private Banking Executive at Weatherbys, working alongside Relationship Manager Mervyn Harmon, she is also a member of the sales team for Weatherbys at Tattersalls Sales, representing the bank. Claire joined the bank in March 2012 having worked for a year in the Studbook Department in the Foal Team and International Stud Book.  Prior to Weatherbys, Claire qualified as a RICS Rural Surveyor and spent three years working as a land agent in the East Midlands. Claire Studied Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College. 
download vCard

Shareena Pickford

Shareena Pickford

Private Banking Executive

Shareena is a Private Banking Executive working alongside Robert Ball and joined Weatherbys Private Bank in October 2016. Previously, Shareena spent almost 9 years working in Barclays Bank, as a Relationship Support Manager to Mid Corporate clients and as a Business Manager to small businesses. Shareena studied Criminology at University and graduated in 2003.
download vCard

Katherine Andrews

Katherine Andrews

Private Banking Associate

Katherine joined Weatherbys Private Bank in April 2016 having started her career in Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank working as an Associate in the Conflict Clearing team for Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining Weatherbys Katherine spent two years in New Zealand working with horses and reporting for the Polo Times magazine.
download vCard

Edward Knowles

Edward Knowles

Private Banking Associate

Edward joined Weatherbys Private Bank in March 2016 after a spell with Coutts, based in Bristol. Prior to that Edward was a student at Sheffield University, where he read Philosophy, graduating in 2014 with a BA (Hons) degree.
download vCard

Stacey Cuddihy

Stacey Cuddihy

Private Banking Assistant

Stacey joined Weatherbys Bank in April 2014 as a New Account Administrator and transferred to the Private Bank in early 2016. Prior to joining Weatherbys, Stacey worked for five years as Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of a family run Insurance company in Northampton.
download vCard

Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Private Banking Assistant

Jack graduated from Keele University with a 2:1 in Economics and International Relations in July 2015. Prior to his graduation he joined the Operations department within the Bank and recently he has been seconded to the Private bank.

He is a Member of the Chartered Banker Institute and has passed his Professional Banker Certificate.
download vCard