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Meet The Team

Non-Executive and Advisory Team

Peter Stott
Peter Stott
Non-Executive Director, Wellesley Group Investors Limited

Peter Stott is an experienced figure in the finance world and has held senior positions both in the UK and US. He joined Wellesley in 2016 from investment bank, Greenhill & Co, where he was a Managing Director and Senior Adviser since 2005. Prior to this, Peter spent 17 years at Morgan Stanley as a Managing Director and Co-Head of UK Investment Banking. In previous appointments, he was a banker in the New York and London offices of The First Boston Corporation and, prior to that, a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. Inc. in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Peter graduated from Aberdeen University with a degree in law and he also obtained an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. He brings best-in-class investment banking, governance and risk management experience to the Wellesley Group board.

Michael E. Hatchard
Michael E. Hatchard
Non-Executive Director, Wellesley Group Investors Limited
Michael Hatchard is the head of the English law practice at leading international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He has extensive experience in corporate law, including joint ventures, mergers, strategic investments and divestments, and transactions governed by the U.K. or other European takeover regimes. His practice includes restructurings, refinancings and reorganisations. Mr. Hatchard also advises companies, boards and individual directors on a broad range of corporate governance responsibilities, including contentious public meetings, disclosure, directors’ duties, and individual director liability and protection.
David Godfrey
David Godfrey
Non-Executive Chairman, Wellesley Group Investors Limited
Until October 2015 David Godfrey was Chief Executive of UK Export Finance (ECGD) having joined the Management Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2005, and being appointed CEO in September 2013.Prior to taking up the CEO role at ECGD, David had been Chief Risk Officer at Pension Insurance Corporation, a specialist insurer of defined benefit pension schemes. He has extensive experience of corporate banking and insurance, having held posts as Head of Risk for the Wholesale Banking Division at Lloyds Banking Group from 2009 to 2011, and as a member of the Executive Board of Swiss Re. At Swiss Re, he was also Chief Risk Officer for the Financial Services Group.David has also held positions with JP Morgan in London and New York and, prior to that, with Bankers Trust Company.David joins Wellesley as a Non-Executive Director and Chairs both the risk and audit committees.In addition he is a Non-Executive Director of Nomura Europe Holdings where he chairs the Board Risk Committee, and of Charity Bank Ltd where he chairs the Board Credit Risk Committee.
Anthony Fane
Anthony Fane
Non-Executive Director, Wellesley Group Investors Limited
Anthony spent six years serving with the Grenadier Guards as a platoon commander in London and Northern Ireland, then resigned his commission in the early 1980's and joined the City. He started as a bond salesman and trader at Swiss Bank Corporation International and Bank of America. He joined Paribas in the mid 1990's, which later merged with BNP to become BNP Paribas. He managed the Financial Institutions syndicate function, then was promoted to manage the Financial Institutions Group Debt Capital Markets team, where he arranged senior debt, preference share and securitisation issues for European Banks and Insurance companies. He spent thirteen years at BNP Paribas before working at WH Ireland as a corporate finance advisor for renewable energy projects. Anthony co-founded Wellesley & Co in 2013.
Lorenzo Naldini
Lorenzo Naldini
Non-Executive Director, Wellesley Group Investors Limited
Lorenzo started his career in the financial derivatives industry until he and Graham decided to go into business together. Their first business was IFX Group Plc, which was an online foreign exchange trading provider founded in 1995 which had in excess of 200 members of staff. Within the first three years, became a top 5 global market participant and was successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange. Their second business was ODL Group Ltd, an international foreign exchange and commodity trading firm with offices in London, Chicago, Japan and Australia. Graham and Lorenzo acquired this company when it was a small stockbroker with 27 members of staff and built it into a global team with over 200 members of staff. In 2011 Graham and Lorenzo spearheaded a merger with FXCM to create the largest retail foreign exchange broker in the world which enabled them to successfully float on the New York Stock Exchange. Lorenzo co-founded Wellesley & Co in 2013.
Paul Whittaker
Paul Whittaker
Non-Executive Director, Wellesley & Co Limited
Paul has significant regulatory experience with his last role being the Head of Risk and Compliance training at HSBC Global Private Bank with a global responsibility for delivery of risk and compliance training across all Banks in the Group Private Bank.He currently runs a compliance consultancy advising a range of financial institutions on governance, regulatory compliance and prevention of fraud and other financial crime risks.In addition to his consulting work, Paul delivers expert practitioner level regulatory, financial crime and banking workshops on behalf of the British Bankers Association, The Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments, The Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers, and Informa Group plc.Paul’s 20-year city compliance career commenced as a compliance officer at the financial services regulator (the Personal Investment Authority), and since then trained as a certified Fraud Examiner and qualified as a solicitor. In his career he has significant experience of investigating and managing major fraud and corruption investigations, and regulatory enforcement action. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and has been elected to its compliance forum committee. Paul is a former appointee to HM Treasury’s Money Laundering advisory committee advising government ministers on anti-money laundering policy and served on the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group panel drafting the first radical revision of the risk-based Joint Money Laundering Steering Group guidance notes.