Directors

Goodacre UK is a leading specialist business and technology consultancy working exclusively with regulated companies and suppliers in the Financial Services sector.

We provide services through our team of highly qualified and experienced consultants and subject matter experts. Our client base has grown significantly since our inception in 1998 and includes many of the leading market participants, banks, regulators, stock exchanges, data providers and system suppliers.

Goodacre’s business consists of 4 main elements; Management Consultancy, Recruitment, Training and Event Management. All of these elements are designed to support firms operating within the securities markets and service/system suppliers to the same.

Goodacre has extensive industry knowledge and contacts within the business and maintains a close working relationship with a large number of organisations to enhance their profiles, extend their reach and provide practical support. Goodacre therefore has a reliable contact network and a sound appreciation of current trends.

Goodacre has a database of 25,000+ named city professionals, the majority of which consists of; Senior representatives of FCA authorised firms, Suppliers to the FCA authorised firms, Regulators and Exchanges.

Goodacre is an accredited provider of the CISI CPD Scheme.


Stephen Pinner
Managing Director

Stephen is Goodacre’s Managing Director has established several businesses on behalf of Goodacre UK's clients, including one of the largest share dealing companies in Europe, two private client Stockbrokers and an Institutional trading firm. Prior to establishing Goodacre UK, Stephen held board positions at Extel, Hoare Govett, Societe Generale Security Settlements and Cater Allen. Stephen project manages many of Goodacre’s senior consultancy assignments and has a team of highly skilled subject matter experts. He is a regular presenter on business development and operational issues and features regularly in the media on the full range of Securities Industry issues. Stephen is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), Secretary and Director of the Securities Industry Management Association (SIMA), and a Freeman of the City of London.

 
Angela Knight
Associate

Angela Knight has been appointed an Associate for Goodacre. Angela is currently a Board member for Transport for London and a Senior Independent Director at Brewin Dolphin and Tullet Prebon. Previously Angela was the Chief Executive of Energy UK, Chief Executive at the BBA for 5 years and Chief Executive of the Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers. She was honoured with a CBE for services to the financial services industry in 2007. Angela was MP for Erewash from 1992 – 1997 and Economic Secretary to the Treasury from 1995- 1997, after being Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP.

 
Gary Docherty
Recruitment Director

Gary Docherty is Goodacre's Director responsible for Recruitment. Before joining Goodacre UK in February 2014, Gary was the Lead Recruitment Consultant at Chase Cooper. Previously, he held senior recruitment consultancy roles at Indigo Selection and City Consultants.

 
Diana Puitel
Director, Training & Events

Diana is a BSC in Combined Psychological Sciences and manages all training activities on behalf of Goodacre’s clients. Responsible for over 100 courses each year, Diana regularly identifies new syllabi and ensures that Goodacre maintains the strongest possible portfolio of trainers, across all disciplines.

 
Bernard Biggs
Sales Director

Bernie’s experience is extensive and his expertise covers the full range of financial services organisations including stockbroking, wealth management, investment trusts, clearing firms, private banks and SIPP providers, in both B2B and consumer markets. His contact network is second to none. Bernie heads up all sales activities at Goodacre and he is also a Director of the Securities industry Management Association.

 
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