Managing Director, Chartered MCSI
James began his career in 1987 with Brown Shipley in London before moving to Johnson Fry and subsequently taking part in the management buy-out of their financial services business.
In 1999 he left to found Irongate Wealth Management to manage the wealth of private clients and their families.
James is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Chartered Insurance Institute and a member of the Personal Finance Society.
Charlotte de Vries
Charlotte was educated at Westonbirt School in Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural College, after which she moved into event management.
Charlotte joined Irongate Wealth Management in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the firm and in the delivery of our Private Client proposition.
Charlotte was appointed as a Director of Irongate Wealth Management in November 2018.
Chartered Financial Planner and Pension Planning Specialist, FPFS BA (Hons) Economics Cert CII (FS) ACIB
Spencer worked for HSBC for over 20 years, looking after both corporate and individual clients, before joining Irongate in 2015.
In addition to his in-depth knowledge of investments, tax and protection, Spencer is our pension planning specialist helping client’s transition from work to retirement.
Spencer is very experienced and knowledgeable, and this is evident in the advice that he provides to his clients. He aims to provide simplistic solutions to otherwise complex circumstances and is approachable and friendly, taking great pride in the service that he provides.
Spencer is an Economics graduate, Chartered Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Personal Financial Society. He has also been accredited with the Personal Finance Society’s Gold Standard for pension transfer advice which reinforces the excellent level of service he is able to give to his clients.
Investment Planning Specialist, BA (Hons) DipPFS
Following an early career in the army, Anthony worked in corporate finance at Citibank before moving to Singapore as Head of Research at Jardine Fleming Securities.
He then became an award winning investment analyst and global equities fund manager, latterly based in Singapore with Deutsche Asset Management. In 2015 he moved back to his roots in Gloucestershire with his young family.
Anthony holds a BA (Hons) and is a member of both the Personal Finance Society and the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Senior Wealth Adviser, DipPFS
Kay spent ten years as a commercial manager within HSBC before moving to Jim Slater Wealth Management, a Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place in 2011. She joined Irongate in 2017 following the merger of the two Practices.
Kay is thoughtful and considerate and this comes across in her approach to the clients she looks after. Her in depth knowledge of the industry helps her meet her clients’ financial aims and ambitions.
Kay is a qualified member of both the Personal Finance Society and the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Business Advisory Specialist, B.Eng (Hons) CTA DipPFS
With a background as a Chartered Tax Adviser working for both Arthur Anderson and KPMG, James provides professional advice that makes a demonstrable difference to his clients’ futures.
James holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree with Honours, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Association of Tax Technicians, the Personal Finance Society and the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Financial Consultant, DipPFS
Following a career in the Royal Marines, Gary moved into financial services in 2016 where he gained his qualifications working in the financial planning division of a Bristol based wealth management company.
Joining Irongate Wealth Management in 2019, Gary’s focus is on advising Irongate’s clients in the Bristol area as well as looking to introduce new clients to the services he can offer.
Gary is a member of both the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Personal Finance Society.
BSc (Hons) Physics, MBA - Wealth Manager and Pensions Specialist to the IT Industry
With over 30 years’ experience as a professional within the IT industry, Tony is excited to have transitioned to a new career as a Wealth Manager.
Having been through his own personal pension journey, and having worked with Irongate Wealth Management to simplify and optimise his own pension arrangements, he is passionate about helping clients, particularly those from the IT industry, to clarify their own routes to retirement.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Physics) with Honours, a Masters in Business Administration and is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Lucinda worked for Merrill Lynch as a relocation consultant, relocating top executives internationally for eight years, followed by a long-standing role organising international conferences.
Lucinda joined Irongate Wealth Management as a key member of the general office administration team.
After an early career in marketing for Laurentian Fund Management, Abi ran her own business for a number of years.
She subsequently returned to the corporate world to work for an international blue chip company within the engineering sector where she became PA and Office Manager to the Global Managing Director and UK Managing Director.
Research Analyst, DipPFS Cert CII (MP)
Lee joined Irongate Wealth Management in 2018 after an apprenticeship with St. James’s Place.
As a diploma qualified paraplanner Lee offers integral support and compliance assistance to the team of advisers.
Before joining Irongate Wealth Management in 2018, Jordan was working for St. James’s Place on a 2-year apprenticeship.
Jordan is on the road towards his Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and offers fundamental support for the team of advisers.
Research Analyst, BSc (Hons)
Before joining Irongate, Bertie worked as a Leasing Agent for a Commercial Property firm based in London as well as completing an internship with the Private Client Division at St. James’s Place.
Bertie achieved an Honours Degree in International Business Management from the Royal Agricultural University.
Personal Assistant, BA (Hons)
Delia was educated at Rendcomb College in Gloucestershire and Plymouth University after which she moved into the Financial Services industry.
Delia joined Irongate Wealth Management in 2018 after spending some time working for a Consultancy firm in the Middle East.