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Meet our leadership team

Nigel Speirs

Nigel Speirs

Managing Director

Nigel ran an independent advice firm for 21 years before selling the company to a prominent wealth management company in 2008. At that time, he became CEO of the company before taking on the role of Head of Distribution in 2010. In 2015, Nigel joined Old Mutual Wealth to lead the development of Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers. Nigel is passionate about delivering exceptional client outcomes.

Rick Eling

Rick Eling

Head of Investments – CFA, DipPFS

Rick has over 10 years’ experience helping financial planners offer high-quality investment advice. Dual qualified as both a fund manager and a financial planner, he enjoys seeing clients use investment markets to reach their long-term goals. He is also a keen trainer, speaker and writer.

Billy Jack

Billy Jack

Operations Director - BSc Computing Studies with Operational Research

Billy joined a large Scottish life insurance firm in 1977 as an IT graduate where for 30 years he worked within IT, operations and business change functions. After undertaking some consultancy work he joined a financial advice network in 2009 as Operations Director. Billy now brings his wealth of experience to Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers in the role of Operations Director.

Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

National Sales Director

Andy has over 25 years of experience in financial services. Having held senior management positions within global wealth and asset management companies, he now has responsibility for leading business growth, sales and acquisitions at Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers.

Dominic Rose

Director, London

With a degree in industrial economics and a corporate finance background, Dominic has spent the last 10 years working for financial planning businesses. In 2012, as part of the senior leadership team at his previous firm, he helped establish and grow a now well-known national wealth management business with responsibility for both acquiring companies and managing teams of financial planners. He joined Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers in 2016 and now has responsibility for the growth and development of the London business, drawing on his considerable experience and expertise in the industry.

Sarah Waring

Sarah Waring

Director Chester - Dip PFS

Sarah has worked in financial services for the last 10 years, following the achievement of her First Class Honours degree in Mathematics. She started her career as a graduate trainee in 2005, and became a qualified adviser a year later. In 2008, she was awarded with the Financial Times’ ‘Newly Qualified Adviser of the Year’ award. Sarah joined Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers in July 2015 as a Regional Director, with the responsibility of growing the Chester Team.

Chris Dyson

Chris Dyson

Regional Director, South West

Chris has worked in financial services for over 25 years. Prior to that, he worked in the general banking and then corporate leasing division of Barclays Bank. Since 2001 he was the one of the founders and Managing Director of an IFA practice based in the South West, providing holistic financial advice to high net worth individuals, which was eventually purchased by Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers in 2016.

David Cubitt

David Cubitt

Chairman Yorkshire

David ran an independent advice firm for 29 years and has been in Financial Services since 1972. He has led several mergers and acquisitions, which has given him the benefit of wide ranging and valuable experience in the industry. Throughout his career one thing has never changed – his belief that the client is king.

Richard Usmar 

Chairman Birmingham - DipFA

Richard created and drove Premier Planning for over 40 years before becoming part of Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers. He felt that taking his whole team to the biggest financial advisory firm in the UK gave his clients the continuity, quality of service, and peace of mind they deserved. As Birmingham Chairman, Richard will be continuing to help deliver his clients’ aspirations for years to come.

Niel Lingwood

Business Development - Chester

Niel has over 30 years’ financial services experience and has owned Maestro Financial Services since 1987. From small beginnings, he has built the company to become what it is today – a respected business based almost completely on client recommendations, providing a highly personalised service.