Our Board of Directors works with our full-time executive Foster Denovo team to ensure the highest standards of corporate governance across all of our operations.
David left Loughborough University having gained a BEng in Manufacturing Engineering and Management, before graduating from the University of Oxford with an MPhil in Management Studies.
He went on to join Guinness Mahon, which was later acquired by Investec Bank plc and progressed to become Head of Investec Investment Banking and Securities. In the role, he oversaw its merger with Evolution Securities in 2012, before leaving to set up Codex Capital Partners, an advisors and investment firm, in 2014.
David was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Foster Denovo Group board in October 2017.
Roger is a founder and Chief Executive of the Foster Denovo Group. He continues to lead the Executive Foster Denovo team through continued growth and innovation.
He has more than 24 years’ experience in financial services, operating as both a financial adviser and senior executive, providing a mix of experience and expertise that’s proved invaluable. In March 1998, Roger became one of the five founders and the Sales Director of Millfield Partnership and was appointed to the main PLC board post flotation as Distribution Director in May 2003.
Helen boasts more than 30 years’ experience of leading change programmes and operational teams in financial services. She’s delivered results across a range of businesses, including Inter Alliance, Markel (a London market insurer) and British Gas Insurance. As a result, she’s perfectly placed to provide support on a wide range of topics within the Foster Denovo team.
Helen joined Foster Denovo as Chief Operating Officer in April 2012. As part of her role, she manages a range of support functions including the leadership of client services, HR, IT, marketing, talent acquisition and compliance functions within the Group.
Philip has over 25 years’ experience in financial services working in high profile companies in the financial services and commercial property sectors. He has previously worked in senior roles at Lloyds Bank and NHS Property Services.
Philip began his career with KPMG where he qualified as an accountant and then provided a range of consultancy and advisory roles across the financial services sector. Philip joined Foster Denovo as Finance Director in January 2020. His role includes overseeing all finance and risk aspects of the business.
Jonathan was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in March 2022.
Jonathan is a Director at Crestline Investors Inc, focusing on European investments.
Previously he was an Investment Director at a London-based private equity firm focusing on European small-cap companies and started his career at PWC. Jonathan has been a non-executive director and board adviser across multiple sectors including sports brands, roadside retail, TV post-production, telecoms, logistics, and marketing services. He has a BSc in Economics and Management from Cardiff University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Rosemarie was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in New Zealand where she qualified as a lawyer and started her career working for a major law firm. Rosemarie moved to the UK in 2005 and worked for a variety of regulators, including the General Medical Council and the Financial Reporting Council, before working as a senior litigator for the Financial Services Authority (now the Financial Conduct Authority). After several years as a Partner at a major US firm, Rosemarie made a career change and joined Save the Children as their Regulatory Counsel, managing regulatory and litigation matters for the organisation.
Rosemarie is a Trustee of Trust London and was appointed to the Foster Denovo Board as Non-Executive Director in March 2023.
Jacqui Irvine has been a member of the Board of Directors of GAM Holding AG since May 2019. She was appointed Vice Chair in January 2023 and serves as a member of the risk committee, compensation committee and chair of the governance and nomination committee.
Jacqui was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Janus Henderson Group until 2018. She held the same role at Henderson Group, which she joined in 1996, from 2011 until the merger with Janus Capital Group in 2017. Jacqui qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and holds a BA in Law and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, a postgraduate diploma in Law from the University of the West of England in Bristol as well as a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law in London. Jacqui has over 25 years experience in financial services.
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“Feel very lucky to have the advice and expertise on offer, especially how much time was dedicated to our case. Having been supported through 3 applications and receiving excellent client service I would always recommend Foster Denovo.”
“We are always very busy and so I appreciate that we can fully outsource our pensions and benefits admin including Group Life Assurance, Group Income Protection and Private Medical Insurance to the Secondsight team. And I can’t speak highly enough of you and your team.”
“Our Partner is a mortgage rock star.”
“Process became difficult half way through so we had to sell a long time before buying the new property. Our Partners were fantastic from start to finish, kept me informed and chased all relevant parties immediately when needed. Literally faultless from my perspective.”
“Our Mortgage Partner was great- they touched base frequently without being overbearing during our house hunt. We waited a long time from offer acceptance to completion date and required a mortgage offer extension which was arranged without issue. My partner is self-employed so our Partner also ensured we had all the correct information and documents to gain mortgage approval. Would definitely recommend”
“The whole process from beginning to end was seamless. We were kept informed by our consultant at all times, no matter the time of day. There were areas of anxiety but our consultant dealt with it all and ensured all queries were dealt with as soon as possible. Would highly recommend.”
“My Partner is extremely friendly and explains any questions I have. They fully and competently guided me through the process and I have full confidence in their knowledge and understanding.”
“Our Partner is amazing, what a credit to any team . House would never of gone through without her. They went the extra mile every day”
“Our Partner was fantastic, they made the whole application process stress free and was very adaptable to our quite specific requirements when finding us a mortgage that suited our needs.”
“A professional and personalised service. Worked tirelessly to find a mortgage suitable for my needs. Provided sound knowledge and advice and always following data protection procedures.”