Executive Directors

Alex Ham - Co-CEO

Ross Mitchinson - Co-CEO

RRoss Mitchinson is Co-CEO of Numis. Ross is jointly responsible for Numis’ strategic development as well as the day to day management of the main trading entity, Numis Securities Limited (NSL).  Ross joined Numis in October 2008 and was appointed Head of Sales in 2014, Head of Equities in 2015 and Co-CEO in September 2016. He has been a Board Member of NSL since 2012. Ross graduated with a Law degree from Edinburgh University and held positions at both UBS AG and Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander prior to joining Numis.

Andrew Holloway - Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

 

Non-Executive Directors

Alan Carruthers - Non-Executive Chairman

Alan Carruthers is the independent Non-Executive Chairman of Numis and Chairs the Nominations Committee. Alan has over 27 years equity markets experience working for leading financial services firms and held senior positions as Head of Global Sales Trading at Morgan Stanley (1996 – 2003), Global Head of Equities at Cazenove (2003 – 2010) and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Cash Equities at JP Morgan Cazenove (2010 – 2011). Alan has served as a Non-Executive Director to Hydrodec Group Plc (2012 – 2016) and was a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Alan also served as a Non-Executive Director to McLean Advisory Limited (2015 - 2017). Alan is Non-Executive Chairman of Brooks Macdonald Group Plc and a director of St. Catherine's School, Bramley.

Luke Savage - Independent Non-Executive Director

Luke Savage is an independent Non-Executive Director of Numis and chairs the Audit & Risk Committee.  Luke is also a member or the Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee.  Luke has over 30 years of experience across the financial services industry, most recently as CFO of Standard Life Plc (2014-2018) and CFO of Lloyd’s of London Corporation (2004-2014).  In addition, Luke has held senior financial roles at Deutsche Bank (2000-2004) and Morgan Stanley (1990-1999). Luke’s extensive experience across the financial services industry and his attributes are ideally suited to Numis and complement the range of skills of the existing board members. Luke is currently a director of Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited, Queen Mary, University of London Foundation, DWF Group Limited and Lutine Yachts Limited.

Robert Sutton - Independent Non-Executive Director

Robert Sutton is an independent Non-Executive Director of Numis and chairs the Remuneration Committee. Robert is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Nominations 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, a member of the advisory Board of Highgate Capital 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.