Team

Matthew Clark

Managing Director and Chartered Financial Planner


Matthew started his career in 1995, with blue-chip financial companies Thomson Reuters and Standard Life, where he developed his in-depth knowledge and experience of financial planning, pensions, tax, trusts and investments.

In 2013, when friends and family were looking for an independent and trustworthy financial adviser with a more rounded and personalised approach to financial planning, he knew he wanted to help, so he founded Seabrook Clark.

He is qualified as a Chartered Financial Planner, Certified Financial Planner, Trust and Estates Practitioner, Later Life Accredited Adviser and is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. He holds advanced pension and investment management qualifications and is a qualified family mediator.

He was the winner of investment categories of Money Management Financial Planner of the Year in 2005 and 2006, and was named as one of three finalists for Chartered Financial Planner of the Year 2013 Award.

Outside work, Matthew enjoys marathon running, road biking, fell walking and classical music.

Paul Saunders

Financial Advisor


Paul was born in Dartmouth and educated at King Edward VI School in Totnes until December 1971 when he started a career in banking with the TSB. He was the youngest bank manager aged 30.

In 1992 Paul became an IFA and joined Seabrook Clark this year. He mainly deals with Investments, Pensions and Protection products and Lifetime Mortgages (Equity Release).

Outside work: Paul enjoys the outdoors he is a keen waterskier and snow skier, he enjoys cycling and tending his vegetable patch.

Michael Butler

Financial Advisor


Mike has been in financial services since 1986, initially working for a national broker then a local IFA. Mike joined Seabrook Clark in 2016, where he quickly felt an affinity with the company’s culture and ethics.

Mike specialises in investments, pensions, long-term care and financial protection. His thirty years of experience has helped him develop strong relationships with his clients, based on a personal and bespoke service.

Mike is married to Lorraine, who now joins him at Seabrook Clark. They have two grown-up children. He continues to play occasional racquetball and keenly follows many sports, in particular Rugby and Cricket.

Emma Ley

Director & Business Development Manager


After graduating with a Veterinary degree from Liverpool University, Emma focused on a career dedicated to excelling in her work and client care. She has always been keen to learn new skills and has a strong interest in financial advice. When the opportunity arose to develop and manage a successful family business, she willingly took up the challenge.

Outside the office, Emma enjoys all three components of triathlon and is looking to compete in her first event next year. To top it off she enjoys a spot of fell walking with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Percy.

Bryony Noad

Technical Assistant


Bryony graduated from the University of Exeter after obtaining her degree in Physical Geography. Bryony’s ambitious and energetic nature drew her to the financial sector.

Her focus at Seabrook Clark is on the efficient delivery of advice, and she brings energy and passion to the job.

Ambitious to build on her qualifications and improve her knowledge and skill set, Bryony has taken her first financial exams.

Outside work, Bryony has started to learn to play golf, is a keen skier and enjoys travelling. She has been backpacking around Europe and has recently been to South America.

Elizabeth Kunnenkeril

Compliance and Systems Manager


After graduating with a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree, Elizabeth has worked for both national and local charities leading on various projects. Consequently, she has gained years of experience with clients from a wide range of backgrounds. She enjoys getting to know new people to help provide a more personal service.

Elizabeth is primarily responsible for our back-office system and helps to ensure we are compliant with FCA regulations. She also supports our client advice and business development processes.

She is a keen reader and cook. She also enjoys travelling as well as leisure cycling with her husband on Dartmoor.

Liz Priddle

Client Services


Liz spent the last 20 years working in Private Medical Insurance in various roles but felt the need for a change while remaining within the Financial Services sector.

Liz’s role at Seabrook Clark is client services and ensuring efficient administration in a part time capacity.

Outside work Liz enjoys racket sports (most particularly racquetball and badminton) as well as travel, walking and outdoor life in general.

Sarah Fayter

Personal assistant to Paul Saunders


Sarah has worked for 25 years for a leading Life and Pension Company providing Customer Service, aiming to deliver a first class service in the various roles she carried out during her time with them.

Sarah has taken redundancy to join Paul Saunders, her partner, to deal with his administration and to support Paul’s role at Seabrook Clark to enable him to spend more valuable time with his clients.

Outside work Sarah enjoys cycling and has taken part in a 70 mile charity cycle ride for Prostate Cancer, snow skiing, learning to water ski and she has now progressed to mono and she loves to cook.

Lorraine Butler

Personal Assistant to Michael Butler


Having retired four years ago from a long career in teaching, Lorraine decided to join Mike following his move to Seabrook Clark. Having just completed an extensive home renovation, they are looking forward to working in partnership, with Lorraine as Mike’s PA.

Both Lorraine and Mike enjoy keeping fit, particularly swimming in, and walking by, the sea close to their home in Dawlish.

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