The Watchstone board has experience and knowledge of both the technology and financial services, and is committed to the highest levels of corporate governance.
Richard is non-executive chairman of Escape Hunt plc, CurrencyFair Limited, Crawshaw plc and Anpario plc.
Previously, he has held a number of positions in organisations such as AO World plc, Booker Group plc, AC Electrical Wholesale, and Whittard of Chelsea plc.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Stefan was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in January 2018 having previously served as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. Stefan, a qualified solicitor, has more than twenty years’ experience working in and advising both listed and high growth private companies in consumer facing and technology sectors.
Stefan spent seven years with Investec plc in its Investment Banking division and has held Board positions in a broad range of roles from Chief Executive Officer (Redbus Media Group) to Corporate Development & Investment Director (Clerkenwell Ventures plc).
Rt Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne QC
Senior Non-executive Director
Michael Howard is the former leader of the Conservative Party, a distinguished lawyer, and served as a Member of Parliament for 27 years.
He filled many government posts, including Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Employment and Secretary of State for the Environment, as well as Shadow Foreign Secretary and Shadow Chancellor.
Group Finance Director
Mark Williams is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has nearly 30 years of finance experience.
Mark has had a varied career to date, having qualified with what is now Deloitte. His experience ranges from a technology-driven entrepreneurial start up through to divisions of major international FTSE businesses and through several business cycles.
David qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen before joining Morgan Grenfell as an investment banker specialising in M&A.
David has held a variety of board positions in insurance-related businesses both public and private and is currently a non-executive director of British Gas Insurance, Key Retirement Group and Premium Credit.