Board of Directors
Executive Directors
Oliver Hemsley
Chief Executive Officer
Oliver Hemsley is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Numis. Oliver is responsible for Numis's strategic development as well as the day to day management of the main trading entity, Numis Securities Limited which has offices based in London and an affiliate company in New York, employing over 190 staff in aggregate. Oliver is also a non-executive Director of The Quoted Companies Alliance and The ECU Group Plc.

Lorna Tilbian
Executive Director
Lorna Tilbian is an Executive Director and Head of the Media Sector. After a distinguished career as a top ranked Media analyst by Institutional Investor and Thomson Reuters Extel from 1987 to 2012, Lorna now heads the Media banking franchise where the team has won Finance Monthly Deal Maker of the Year 2013 (disposal of Future’s rock titles) and Finance Monthly Deal of the Month December 2013 (Chime's acquisition of JMI). Lorna has multiple duties at Numis which include the HR report as well as PR and IR. She joined Numis in 2001 after Sheppards (1984-88), SG Warburg (Director, 1988-95) and WestLB Panmure (Executive Director, 1995-2001). Lorna appears in Campaign's A List 2014 and has served as a C&binet Ambassador (an Ambassador for Creative Britain) for the DCMS. Lorna is also a Non-executive Director of Jupiter Primadona Growth Trust and ProVen VCT Plc.

Simon Denyer
Group Finance Director and Company Secretary
Simon Denyer is an Executive Director and is Group Finance Director of Numis. Simon is a chartered accountant having spent five years with Price Waterhouse before moving to the banking arm of Schroders Plc where he spent five years performing a number of finance and risk roles. Simon then moved to Citigroup where he spent a further six years in the investment banking arm before joining Numis in 2006.

Marcus Chorley
Executive Director
Marcus Chorley joined Numis in 2008 and is Head of Equities. Marcus held positions at Warburg's and UBS from 1991 2006, was MD Head of Euro Mid caps and then Head of Sales at Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander until 2008.

David Poutney
Executive Director
David Poutney joined Numis in 2001 and is Head of Corporate Broking. David has had a long and distinguished career in the City, previously having started his career in commercial banking with Midland Bank before becoming a number one ranked financials analyst at a number of leading firms starting just prior to Big Bang in 1985.

Non-Executive Directors
Gerald Corbett
Non-executive Director
Gerald Corbett is the independent non-executive Chairman of Numis and chairs the Nominations Committee. Gerald's external appointments include the Chairmanship of Betfair Plc, Britvic Plc and Towry Holdings Limited (a private wealth management business). Over a long business career, Gerald has been a director of 12 public companies, 5 of which he has chaired. Gerald was also Chairman of Plc and SSL International Plc and his executive career included Group Finance Director roles with Redland Plc and Grand Metropolitan Plc. Gerald was CEO of Railtrack between 1997 and 2000.

Geoffrey Vero
Independent Non-executive Director
Geoffrey Vero is an independent non-executive Director of Numis and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. Geoffrey is a chartered accountant and was an Investment Director of ABN Amro Private Equity (previously Causeway Capital Limited), Lazard Development Capital and previously held senior positions at Diners Club and Savills. Geoffrey Vero is Chairman of Albion Development VCT Plc and EPE Special Opportunities Plc and a non-executive director of R&A Trust Company (No 1) Limited and R&A Trust Company ( No 2 ) Limited.

Robert Sutton
Independent Non-executive Director
Robert Sutton is an independent non-executive Director of Numis and chairs the Remuneration Committee. Robert was a solicitor with the City Law firm Macfarlanes from 1979 to 2013, serving as senior partner from 1999 to 2008. Robert has extensive expertise in company and commercial law, particularly in the area of corporate finance, securities law and practice, takeover bids and mergers and acquisitions. Robert is Chairman of Tulchan Communcations LLP and is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Winchester College.

Catherine James
Independent Non-executive Director
Catherine James is an independent non-executive Director of Numis and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee. Catherine is Head of Investor Relations of Diageo Plc where she has worked for the business since 1997. Prior to that Catherine worked as Finance Director of Grand Metropolitan Estates and IR Director for Grand Metropolitan (prior to the merger with Diageo in 1997). Catherine’s wide range of broad experience and influence, across both external and internal communications at Diageo combine to make her a highly regarded IR Director.