Our People

Our People

We are a team that reflect the diverse needs of our clients

A partnership bound together by a collective vision and a common ethos. We believe deeply in intellectual capital, expertise, experience and credibility. We are creative, lateral in our thinking, responsive and proactive.

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Andrew Catterall

Andrew Catterall

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew joined Saranac as Chief Operating Officer in 2015 with responsibility for Risk, Compliance, Technology and Operations and building the Saranac platform to support our breadth of Services.

He brings more than 25 years of experience in Wealth & Investment Management, Investment Banking and Management Consulting covering Barclays, RBS, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche and Deloitte/Andersen.

Brent Seery

Brent Seery

Advisory Investments & Execution

Advisory Investments & Execution

Brent is an Investment Advisor at Saranac Partners, a member of the Investment Committee and responsible for the firm’s Proposition. He specialises in multi-asset class investment advisory and tactical opportunities, while providing outsourced CIO solutions to family office clients.

Brent joined Saranac in 2016 from Barclays where he led the UHNW investment proposition and formerly worked at Morgan Stanley as an Investment Advisor. He studied at the University of Sydney and completed his studies at the University of Vienna.

David Bloom

David Bloom

Non-Executive Director

David Bloom is a Partner at Noe Group. David oversees all the private equity and venture capital investments. David was previously Chief Executive and founder of Goldacre Ventures, now part of the Noé group and he continues to oversee this division and has personally over seen more that £300m of investment. David has a wide-ranging background with over 14 years’ experience in the Technology Media and Telecommunications industry as an investor, founder and investment manager.

Gordon Neilly

Gordon Neilly

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

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Gordon joined the Board of Saranac in 2017 as a non-Executive Director.

Gordon is Chief of Staff at Aberdeen Standard and acts as advisor to the CEO in defining the company’s strategic agenda and delivering the projects that support this. He also manages and coordinates the company’s Global Leadership Group, which is responsible for delivering and monitoring progress against their business plans.

Gordon joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2016 from Cantor Fitzgerald where he held the position of Joint CEO. Before this, he was Head of Financials and Investment Companies at Canaccord Genuity following its acquisition of Intelli Corporate Finance, of which he was a founder. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at the Scottish Institute in 1984.

He is also a non-executive director of Personal Assets Trust and the Noé Group.

Gray Smith

Gray Smith

Legal

Legal

Gray is a Board Director. He is responsible for the provision of legal advice to the Board as well as being a member of the firm’s  remuneration committee and operations committee.

Gray has been with Saranac since 2015 having previously been Head of Financial Services and Investment at Mishcon de Reya. He has been a financial services lawyer for thirty years and heads up boutique law firm, Smith Hamilton.

Gray is a graduate of Oxford University (BA Hons).

Jeff Walsh

Jeff Walsh

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

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Jeff joined the Board of Saranac Partners in 2017 as a non-Executive Director.

He is a U.S. based investor and an innovator in both the private equity and alternative asset industries.

Michelle Witter

Michelle Witter

Business Development

Business Development

Michelle leads business development at Saranac Partners and was one of the founding partners of the firm. Michelle works with strategic clients and partners and is responsible for marketing and communications.

Prior to joining Saranac, Michelle was Head of Distribution within the Global Investments & Services division within Barclays Wealth.

Michelle holds a degree in PPE from Oxford University.

Richard Berliand

Richard Berliand

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

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Richard Berliand’s career in the Financial Services sector spans over 35 years. He retired from a full time executive role at J.P.Morgan in 2011. During his 23 years with the Firm, he was involved in multiple asset classes and geographies, most recently as Managing Director leading the Global Cash Equities and Prime Services businesses and chairing the firm’s Market Structure practice.

Richard’s current non-executive activities include a number of roles in the markets arena, including as Chairman of TP ICAP plc, the world’s largest inter-dealer broker, and Senior Independent Director of Man Group plc, the largest listed hedge fund group. Previous non-executive positions have included Deutsche Börse AG, Rothesay Life plc, LIFFE and London Clearing House.

Robert Elliott

Robert Elliott

Chairman

Chairman

Robert Elliott is Chairman and a director of Saranac Partners.

He joined Saranac in March 2017.

Robert was previously Chairman and Senior Partner at the global law firm, Linklaters LLP, where he remains Chairman Emeritus & Partner.

He is also Chairman of Permanent TSB Holdings plc, the Irish bank, headquartered in Dublin.

Simon Latham

Simon Latham

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Simon is Saranac Partners’ CFO and also supports some of our Private Capital work.

He joined Saranac Partners in 2016 having previously worked for Barclays in corporate strategy and chief of staff roles.

Simon started his career as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman where is worked with financial services businesses across Europe.

He holds a Masters in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.

Tanvi Davda

Tanvi Davda

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Tanvi is the Managing Partner and Head of Clients at Saranac Partners.

Tanvi has over 25 years of experience in Financial markets across both the Private client and Capital Markets arena globally.

Prior to joining Saranac Partners she was a Managing Director at Barclays Wealth. Tanvi also held a number of roles at ABN Amro, RBS  and Credit Suisse in London, Asia and the United States.

Tanvi holds a MSc in Finance from the London Business School and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of London.