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Board and Management Committee

Embark Investments Board

BARRY MACLENNAN
Chief Executive Officer

Barry has over 20 years of experience across the investment management industry, with a strong profile in the development, delivery, marketing, management and servicing of client-centric investment solutions; focusing on asset gathering and retention. Previous roles include Head of EMEA for Martin Currie and Head of Wholesale Investment Specialists at Standard Life. Prior to joining Embark, Barry was a Lecturer of Financial Services at Edinburgh Napier University.

FRASER BLAIN
Chief Commercial Officer

Fraser Blain is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of experience in the distribution and marketing of wholesale investment products across UK and Continental European Retail markets. Fraser’s previous experience includes National Investment Development Director at Zurich Insurance Group and Head of UK Wholesale Distribution at Allianz Global Investors UK.

SCOTT GUILD
Chief Financial Officer

Scott is Finance Director for Insurance and Wealth Pensions Investments, Stockbroking and Wealth business at Lloyds Banking Group. He is a qualified accountant with over 25 years’ experience in Financial Services, having held a number of senior leadership roles in large complex groups and across a range of disciplines including Audit, Finance, Strategy, Change Management, Planning and Sales Development and Propositions.

GILL HUTCHISON
Research Director

Gill launched The Adviser Centre with Peter Toogood in 2014. She was Head of Research at OBSR and subsequently ran the consulting business both there and at Morningstar. She was previously a portfolio manager at Credit Suisse Private Banking.

JACQUELINE LOWE
Non-Executive Director

Jacqueline is a Board member at Rathbone Unit Trust Management, as well as being Non-Executive Chairman of T Bailey Asset Management and has over 30 years financial services experience with Standard Life and Aberdeen Standard Investments.

MONIKA MACHON
Non-Executive Chair

Monika is currently a Board member of GAM Holding AG. She has over 30 years previous financial markets experience, most recently in the roles of Treasurer and Global Head of Asset Management at AIG.

Management Committee

BARRY MACLENNAN
Chief Executive Officer

Barry has over 20 years of experience across the investment management industry, with a strong profile in the development, delivery, marketing, management and servicing of client-centric investment solutions; focusing on asset gathering and retention. Previous roles include Head of EMEA for Martin Currie and Head of Wholesale Investment Specialists at Standard Life. Prior to joining Embark, Barry was a Lecturer of Financial Services at Edinburgh Napier University.

FRASER BLAIN
Chief Commercial Officer

Fraser Blain is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years of experience in the distribution and marketing of wholesale investment products across UK and Continental European Retail markets. Fraser’s previous experience includes National Investment Development Director at Zurich Insurance Group and Head of UK Wholesale Distribution at Allianz Global Investors UK.

NACHO MORAIS
Head of Investment Management Oversight & Solutions

Nacho has over 20 years of experience in the investment business, covering both traditional and alternative investments in research, investments, and managerial roles. He has been a fund of funds manager both in the institutional sector and family office space for most of his career. He also launched his own company, Frank Consulting, through which he has advised global asset managers and large family offices.

SIMON HARRIS
Head of Investment Operations

Simon has more than 20 years’ experience in Financial Services, as a qualified chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, then working within Global Investment Management at Zurich. He was most recently responsible for delivering operational expertise in the Zurich UK business and contributing to the core investment strategy, with oversight of the Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) and the Horizon funds.

MARK GRIFFITH
Head of Compliance

Mark has worked in the Wealth and Investment Management industry since 1985, including 20 years with Barclays Stockbrokers. He has held senior Compliance roles at Julius Baer Private Bank, M&G Investments Limited and Zurich Investment Services UK, where he was lead Compliance Consultant for the ACD for the Horizon Funds. Mark joined the Embark Group in 2020, following the acquisition of ZISUK.