Vincent Jones MBE MA | Non-Executive Chairman
Vincent’s final appointment was as Head of Profession for all Instructional Officer grades within the MOD. During this time he gained his MA in Human Resource Development at Huddersfield University. On retirement Vincent became an Associate of Ashridge Business School, involved in various government programmes working with organisations to develop their business expertise in strategic planning, resource management, marketing, the implementation of audit processes and quality standards.
Vincent has brought his wide experience in business management to Guardian Wealth Management (GWM) as the Non-Executive Chairman where he provides the support necessary to create an organisation that can be seen as the most respected financial solutions company in the world.
John Hasberry | Chief Executive Officer
John Hasberry is co-founder of Guardian Wealth Management and holds the title of Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to Guardian Wealth Management, John was a Sales Director at a blue chip UK company.
John is responsible for enhancing internal processes and infrastructure to allow the organisation to continue to grow and achieve its objectives. John is fully qualified to work as an Independent Financial Advisor. John’s personal philosophy of hard work and endeavour has helped mould the firm into a successful entity across a variety of jurisdictions. Coupled with this his ability to succeed and inspire others have contributed greatly to the success of the firm.
David Howell | Chief Executive Officer
David and John Hasberry founded Guardian Wealth Management 17 years ago, offering financial advice to clients both in the UK and abroad.
He has been a magistrate for over 14 years as well as chairman of the bench. He was also chairman of the Leeds branch of the Institute of Financial Planners and is actively involved in a number of charities. David has also served within the Territorial Army.
Gavin Pluck | Regional Director
As an experienced International IFA, he has developed and conducted numerous financial seminars and workshops around the globe with many specialising in Financial Management from an International perspective.
Originally tasked with opening and building the Switzerland office Gavin now heads up a team of 50 consultants across a number of jurisdictions within the European Division of Guardian Wealth Management.
With over 20 years industry experience in senior management Gavin is well positioned to ensure the company meet its full potential.
Sharon Pearson | Business Operations Director
As a positive and hardworking professional, Sharon joined the company in 2005 and has been fundamental in developing the back-office infrastructure to assist the business to grow and meet the ever demanding needs of the marketplace.
Sharon’s commitment to client satisfaction and her experience within the Financial Services sector, having worked for major banking groups such as Lloyds TSB and Standard Chartered Bank, have made Sharon an asset to the GWM team and helped to make it the company it is.
Leighton Jones | Regional Director
Leighton joined GWM within the first year of entry into Mainland Europe, working predominantly with ARICSA, the retiree’s association for the United Nations.
Leighton then found his specialism within the Oil and Gas sectors, culminating in him overseeing the formation of Guardian’s Middle East Headquarters in Qatar and regional office in Dubai.
Also responsible for the company’s training and development strategy, Leighton has helped to set a new benchmark of qualification within offshore financial services, ensuring that all Financial Planners are qualified to at least CISI Level 4 within 24 months of joining the company. These external, recognised qualifications are supplemented by a range of internal examinations and competency modules to promote excellence in client advice and service.
David Russell | Regional director
David Russell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1979 and attended the prestigious Edinburgh University Law School, attaining an Honours Degree as a Bachelor of Laws. Soon after graduating, David joined Guardian Wealth Management in Geneva, helping from inception to establish an office which is now regarded as one of the leading providers of financial advice to the employees of many international organisations.
David was later promoted to GWMs emerging head quarters in Brussels, serving a successful five year tenure, during which time he established the company as a leading player in the international market, frequently advising the diplomatic staff of NATO and the European Commission on their personal finances while living internationally. With the expansion of the company into the Middle East, David was elected to take over the reigns as the Senior Executive Officer of Qatar from CEO David Howell in January 2011.
David brings a wealth of experience to the Qatar office as well as a sound legal background which stands him in very good stead in ensuring the team in Qatar bring the best in financial advice to our many expatriate clients.