Matthew Clark

Managing Director & 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 Adviser

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 Adviser

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 in 2016.

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.

Rupert Hill

Strategy Manager

Rupert began his career at Thomson Reuters in Devon, before moving to London in 2003. He worked for a further 8 years in a variety of roles in the financial data management and technology space, before branching out into freelance consultancy. He returned to Devon in 2018, taking up the position of Strategy Manager at Seabrook Clark, where he is leading efforts to help scale the business to manage growth, while ensuring the company makes best use of technology.

Outside work he is married with two (twin) children and enjoys playing badminton, cooking, wine and being back in the wonderful Devon countryside. He has degrees in chemistry and law from Exeter University and an MBA from Cass Business School.

Rachael Cameron

Office Manager

Rachael’s career started in property in Oxfordshire, setting up and managing a sales office for an independent estate agency, before setting up her own in Exeter. She then had the opportunity to be bought out and made a complete change of career, and has since worked as a PA and office manager for several organisations across Exeter.

Rachael’s role is to lead the team in the office, making sure all processes continue to be carried out smoothly and efficiently, and ensuring that we maintain a first-class service to clients at all times.

Outside work, Rachael enjoys eventing, sailing, gardening and watching Exeter Chiefs.

Kerry Roffey

Senior Technical Assistant

Kerry has worked in the Financial Services industry since 2003 in a variety of roles for both large insurance companies and local Independent Financial Adviser firms. She holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and is continuing with her studies to become Chartered.

Kerry joined the team in February 2018 and her role is to assist in the advice process and provide high quality technical support to advisers and clients, as well as helping develop the company’s systems and processes.

Outside of work, Kerry enjoys travelling, cooking, supporting Exeter Chiefs and exploring Devon’s beautiful countryside with her dog.

Bryony Noad

Investment 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 in 2015.

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

Having already achieved industry benchmark investment qualifications, Bryony is ambitious to develop her qualifications and experience further.

Outside work, Bryony plays golf, is a keen skier and enjoys travelling.

Veselina Petrova

Investment Assistant

Veselina (Vessie) graduated from University of Leicester with a degree in Banking and Finance and has since held a number of roles in the financial sector. She holds an industry recognised investment qualification and is keen to develop her skills and knowledge of the industry further.

Vessie joined the team in June 2018 and her role on the Investment Desk is to support the investment decision making, process and operations.

Outside work Veselina enjoys going to the gym, drawing and cooking. She has visited a number of countries around the globe and is keen to continue with her travels.

Liz Priddle

Client Services Administrator

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 Saunders

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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