Team

Matthew Clark

Managing Director & Chartered Financial Planner


Matthew draws on over 20 years of experience to understand clients’ complex financial planning and investment requirements and deliver comprehensive holistic advice with clarity.

In 2013, when friends were looking for an independent and trustworthy financial adviser with a bespoke and personal approach to financial planning, he founded Seabrook Clark.

He was one of the UK’s first Chartered Financial Planners, is a 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.

Outside work, Matthew enjoys 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.

Kerry Roffey

Technical Manager


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 Manager


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.

Rachael Cameron

Client Relationship & Marketing Manager


RachRachael’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, working as a PA and office manager for several organisations across Exeter.

Rachael’s role is to ensure that we maintain a first-class service for clients at all times as well as running the marketing aspect of the business.

Outside work, Rachael enjoys eventing, clay pigeon shooting, sailing, gardening and watching the Exeter Chiefs.

Ed Pitman

Business Manager


After a long career at Reuters, Ed joined us in March 2019 as Business Manager. He has spent many years’ as a business coach and enjoys seeing how great wealth management can make a huge difference to people. Ed has a 1st Degree from the Open University in Politics and Economics and outside of work is passionate about all forms of music. A keen guitarist, he enjoys sitting through an Opera in Milan as much as watching Jazz. He also enjoys travel, interior design, and supporting our local cancer charity FORCE. He lives with a little dog, and two cats.

Liz Priddle

Client Services Administrator


Liz spent 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.

Lesley Ruskin

Client Services Administrator


Lesley started working in the financial services sector in 1990 as an adviser for a large insurance company before moving to an administrative role. She has worked as PA to a number of advisers in small local Financial Services companies around Devon.

She joined Seabrook Clark as a full time Client Services Administrator in May 2019, handling enquiries and providing an effective & efficient service to our clients.

Outside work, Lesley is a textile artist and enjoys working in her garden.

Sarah Saunders

Personal Assistant to Paul Saunders


Sarah worked for 25 years for a leading life and pension company, delivering first class customer service in a variety of roles she carried out during her time with them.

Sarah joined her husband, Paul, in October 2016 to deal with his administration and to support his role at Seabrook Clark to enable him to spend more valuable time with clients.

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

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. 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 Reuters in Devon, before moving to London in 2003. He worked for a further 8 years in various roles in financial data management and technology, before branching out into freelance consultancy. He returned to Devon in 2018, taking up his current position at Seabrook Clark leading efforts to 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 Devon countryside.

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 and tax planning. His extensive experience has helped him develop strong relationships with his clients, based on a personal and bespoke service.

Mike is married to Lorraine, who works with him at Seabrook Clark. They have two grown-up children. He keeps fit by walking their dog and going to the gym, and keenly follows many sports, in particular, rugby.

Lorraine Butler

Personal Assistant to Michael Butler


Having retired in 2012 from a long career in teaching, Lorraine decided to join Mike following his move to Seabrook Clark. Having completed an extensive home renovation, they have enjoyed working in partnership, mostly from home, with Lorraine as Mike’s PA.

Lorraine enjoys keeping fit, regularly attending gym classes, as well as walking their dog and swimming in the sea (weather and sea temperatures permitting!) close to their home in Dawlish.

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