Board of Directors

Comprising highly-experienced experts from across the financial services sector, our management team is passionate about investing and committed to delivering outstanding service to all of our customers.

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Richard Wilson - Group Chief Executive Officer

Richard has been at the helm of interactive investor since March 2017. His passion for service and people has been central to his career and is at the heart of everything the company stands for.

Starting out as an operations clerk at Societe Generale, Richard has for three decades been driving and delivering change across the finance industry, including leading roles in UK and European brokers and banks. He joined the interactive investor board as a non-executive director in 2015, before taking over as ii CEO in 2017.

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Mike Birkett, Finance Director

Mike joined The Share Centre in February 2014 and has responsibility for the finance, settlement and other account administration functions.

Mike is a chartered accountant and a Chartered Fellow of the CISI. Prior to this, Mike was Finance Director at Thomas Cook Online, the e-commerce centre of excellence within Thomas Cook Group Plc. Prior to that he worked for eight years with Betfair Group plc, initially as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and then as Finance Director of Betfair Group plc’s regulated financial trading exchange, LMAX.

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Richard Stollery, Customer Experience Director

Richard joined The Share Centre in November 2017. As Director of Customer Experience, Richard has responsibility for the customer experience, from customer acquisition through to customer engagement and service delivery. He has spent a large part of his career at Xerox and LEGO as Global Customer Service Director as well as with Adidas in Germany and, most recently with Marks and Spencer.

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John Sargeant, IT Director

John joined The Share Centre in November 2014 and has responsibility for all of the Group’s systems architecture, development and infrastructure.

John was previously Head of IT at One Stop, the retail convenience subsidiary of Tesco plc with over 750 stores across England and Wales. Prior to his seven years with One Stop, John was Business Systems Manager with Signet Jewellers Limited, the largest speciality jewellery retailer in the US, UK and Canada, whose brands include H Samuel and Ernest Jones. John is also a chartered fellow of The British Computer Society.

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Linda Roberts, Director of Partnerships and Change 

Linda joined The Share Centre in 2009 and is a Chartered Member of the CISI. She has responsibility for new business development, our relationships with third party partners and delivery and change management. She has extensive experience of these areas gained from senior management roles in companies servicing the financial services sector and has overseen all major project implementations in recent years.