Key People

Allan Hamer


Allan first joined the Marlborough Group in 1997 and worked in unit trust accounts, compliance and as Chief Operating Officer before taking on his current role in 2013. Allan is responsible for all the operational functions within the business.

Sally Helston

Operations Director

Sally has over 17 years’ experience in financial services in both Asset Servicing and Transfer Agency. Sally’s experience includes CASS, client engagement and investment operations leadership. Sally led the Transfer Agency operation at IFSL from 2014 to 2022, prior to that she held a Group Manager role at BNY Mellon. Sally’s current role covers responsibility for Transfer Agency and Fund Operations at IFSL.

Helen Redmond

Director of Third Party Relationships

Helen has over 25 years’ industry experience, having held senior positions at Marks & Spencer Unit Trust Managers, Jupiter Unit Trust Managers and Rathbones Investment Management.

Dom Clarke

Finance Director

Dom trained with Deloitte in banking and securities audit and has post-qualification experience at Promethean and Clearwater International. Dom has ten years’ experience at Marlborough including working on the successful acquisition and integration of IFSL. Dom was promoted to Finance Director in April 2014.

Helen Derbyshire

Compliance & Risk Director

Helen has over a decade’s experience with the Marlborough Group and worked in fund accounting before joining the compliance & risk team. She joined the Marlborough Board in October 2015.

Guy Sears

Non-Executive Director

Guy was Interim CEO of the Investment Association from October 2015 to September 2016 and prior to that held other senior positions at the organisation including Director of Risk, Compliance and Legal. He also chaired the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group and the International Investment Funds Association’s International Regulatory Affairs Working Committee.

Sarah Peaston

Non-Executive Director

Sarah, who has more than two decades’ experience in financial services, is a specialist in regulatory matters. She is founder and director of Regulatory Governance Consulting Limited, a consultancy service that assists businesses with regulatory governance and provides thought leadership in the regulatory arena. Previously she held roles at Citi, Barclays Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs and Societe Generale.

Martin Ratcliffe

Associate Director
Business Development

Martin has a wealth of operational and technical experience in the funds service industry, with a successful track record in business development, sales, establishment and operational delivery.

Simon Chalkley

Associate Director
Product & Proposition

Simon has experience of overseeing service providers and the day-to-day running of the funds. He now works in relationship management and business development.