Mitch Hopkinson – Chief Executive Officer
After graduating from Northumbria University, Mitch worked for some of the top names in the world of finance before joining deVere United Kingdom as Head of East Midlands in September 2012.
Focused, creative and driven, Mitch’s remit was to grow the division and, under his leadership, that’s exactly what has happened with a vibrant and expanding team offering a full range of financial planning services to a rapidly growing client base.
Chris Barry – Executive Family Wealth Manager
Chris joined deVere in 2015 and is a Chartered Financial Planner and Chartered Wealth Manager bringing with him considerable experience in the fields of retirement and pension planning.
As Chris says: “With a plan to aggressively develop our operations in the UK market place, this is an exciting time to be part of deVere.
“It’s incredibly fulfilling to be able to use my knowledge, skills and qualifications to help build a market-leading and industry-shaping retirement and pensions service to our fast growing client base.”
Lee Grimshaw – Head of Proposition Development
Lee’s role is to provide technical support to deVere independent financial advisors across the UK.
As Head of Technical Development it is Lee’s remit to lead our initiatives in the development of our financial planning offering and to be a source of technical reference for the enhancement of our advisory function.
He also plays a key support role in the development of deVere United Kingdom’s business development opportunities.
Lee has considerable experience at deVere, having working alongside Mitch Hopkinson, Head of deVere East Midlands, for 10 years as a Senior Paraplanner then Head of Paraplanning. He joined deVere United Kingdom some three years ago.
Before joining deVere East Midlands, Lee qualified from Nottingham University with a BA Honours degree in business and finance and cut his teeth in the business world with seven years at Towergate Finance as a Paraplanner and Trainee Financial Advisor.
Over the years, Lee has accrued many financial industry qualifications and certifications and is now a Fellow of the CII.
John Amor - Head of Compliance
John is responsible for helping deVere manage their regulatory responsibilities for the protection of clients, the business and our staff. He will also be the company's Money Laundering Reporting Officer.
He has extensive experience in Financial Services having started with Equity and Law in 1978. He has undertaken may roles including Advice, Operations and IT and is a Chartered Financial Planner. More recently, his focus has been on Compliance in a number of major IFA Firms.
Outside work, he plays golf, tennis, squash and badminton and has recently taken up real tennis.