Neil Cowell is head of UK intermediary distribution. He and his team have responsibility for developing and increasing Vanguard's UK distribution through financial advisers, life companies, discretionary fund managers and strategic partners.
Neil joined Vanguard from Standard Life where he was a member of the UK distribution board. He has a broad experience of distribution in both the financial adviser and the financial institutions sectors and has held senior management roles in both areas.
Tania Allerton is the national sales manager for intermediary sales, leading a team of eight business development managers serving advisory businesses across the UK.
Tania has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. After graduating, she started her career as a broker consultant with Aegon before moving into the investment sales arena with some of the industry’s top names, including F&C, AVIVA and BNY Mellon.
Her journey with Vanguard started in 2012 when she was recruited as the business development manager for the North East.
Matthew Hendy is responsible for business development relationships in the Midlands. He has over 15 years’ experience in financial services before joining Vanguard in 2012.
Tom Hobbs is responsible for business development with financial planners in South West and South Wales. Tom has more than 13 years’ industry experience in both intermediary sales and as a financial adviser. Tom is also a chartered member of the CISI.
Perry Marsden is responsible for business development with financial planners in London and the South East of England. He has previously worked in intermediary related roles with other major asset managers and platforms.
Craig Young is responsible for our relationships with financial planners in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Before joining Vanguard, Craig worked in intermediary sales for major life offices within the central belt of Scotland for more than 20 years.
Angie Staunton is responsible for managing intermediary relationships in Yorkshire and the North East. Angie is a Chartered Financial Planner and has over 25 years experience in financial services working in intermediary sales and as a professional pension trustee.
Selina Kirby is responsible for business development and relationship management with financial planners in London. Selina has had a successful career in financial services working in both intermediary sales and as a financial adviser over the last fifteen years.
Matthew Haigh is responsible for business development and relationship management with financial planners in the East. He has previously worked for a large advisory firm.
Peter Engstrom is the manager of the London office based sales team. He also acts as intermediary between the internal and external sales teams to provide the best possible distribution and support to financial planners. Peter has been with Vanguard in the UK since launch in summer 2009.
Oli Wallis is responsible for business development and relationship management with financial planners in Scotland, Northern Ireland, East Anglia, East Midlands, as well as parts of Hertfordshire and the North East. He has previously worked for a large American bank.
David Plumstead is responsible for establishing and developing Vanguard’s relationships with insurance companies, pension providers and charities. David joined Vanguard in July 2009 and has over 30 years of industry experience. He previously worked for a leading UK insurance company for 22 years, holding a number of senior positions including area manager for London city, head of the specialist investment team and member of the UK sales leadership team.
Ben Burton works within the insurance company distribution team as an analyst and point of contact. Ben has been with Vanguard for two years, previously holding a role in the adviser sales team. Ben holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and prior to working for Vanguard he worked for a family wealth office in a research capacity.
Discretionary fund managers
Matthew is responsible for developing relationships with Discretionary Fund Managers in the UK. This involves working closely with key stakeholders such as CIO's, investment analysts, product teams and portfolio managers.
Matthew joined Vanguard in 2010 and has 15 years industry experience as well as a BSc in Pure Mathematics from the University of Bath.
Freddie Pendarves is a sales analyst supporting Roy Wilkinson and Ben Nightingale in the strategic accounts team and Matthew Abouzeid and Joe Blackburn in the discretionary fund managers team. He has previously worked as an analyst in Bogota, Colombia for a family office.
Ben Nightingale is responsible for managing the relationships with large advisory distributors and other key strategic partners. He joined Vanguard in January 2016 and has a successful background in key account management.
Roy Wilkinson is responsible for managing the relationships with large advisory distributors and other key strategic partners. He has 15 years' experience in financial services with 5 years' experience in key account management.
Specialist sales – low-cost active
Andrew Surrey is a senior national development manager, where he is responsible for the growth in Vanguard’s range of low-cost active funds. Passionate about the delivery of insight into Vanguard’s fund range, Andrew works closely with fund management and marketing teams to develop sales messaging and presentations that build on Vanguard's research and thought leadership capabilities. Before joining Vanguard in April 2014, Andrew held senior management positions within wealth management, custodial and fund management groups.