Our business and our reputation are built on the combined commitment, skills and hard work of all our staff. Find out a little more about the key people leading our team.

Colin Barral, Chairman

As well as leading @sipp, Colin is the Chairman of Profit Counts, a corporate business advice and chartered accounting firm, and a non-executive director with a number of other organisations. He has significant experience in the financial services sector, focusing on servicing a range of high-profile clients. He is a leading specialist in commercial property acquisition and development, including the structured finance of such projects, particularly within the framework of effective pension planning.

Eddie McGuire, Managing Director

Eddie’s career spans 28 years of working with a number of blue-chip financial services companies, most recently as Client Services Director of AJ Bell. Before that, he was Financial Institutions Director at Jardine Lloyd Thompson and was also the founder of Xafinity (previously Hazell Carr).

Lisa-Marie Finch, Business Development Manager

Lisa-Marie joined @sipp in July 2017. Having previously worked as a SIPP Client Manager and Business Development Manager at Barnett Waddingham, she brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the SIPP market, particularly commercial property, drawdown and investments. She also delivers presentations on various subjects. Lisa-Marie will be the main point of contact for FA firms in South West England, Wales, Midlands and London.

Angela Barr, Head of Change

With over 20 years’ experience in the Financial Sector, Angela is responsible for making sure our systems and processes are robust and fit for purpose. Previous roles include Senior Business Analyst, Executive Management Support and Business Risk at Aegon, before joining @sipp in 2013 as our Head of Change. With proven project management expertise, Angela is Lean Six Sigma trained and has recently attained the Prince 2 Foundation qualification.

Gill Baynes, Head of SSAS

Gill joined us as Head of the SSAS Trusteeship and Administration Department in 2016. Having entered the pensions industry in 1983 and been a specialist in SSAS Trusteeship and Administration since 1987, she brings a vast wealth of experience to the team. She is personally recognised by HM Revenue and Customs as a pensioneer trustee and is a signatory for our Corporate Professional Trustee Companies @SSAS (Pension Trustees) Limited and Alfa Trustees Limited.

Lee Halpin, Head of Technical Services

A leading member of the @sipp team for more than a decade, Lee provides product advice, technical guidance and expert support on pension matters, both to our internal team and our external introducers. Given the nature of his role, Lee has developed a particular expertise in handling enquires on investment permissibility – in the process ensuring that proposed assets comply with our in-house requirements as well as HMRC and FCA rules.

Stephen Lancaster, Head of Finance

Steve heads the finance function within @sipp. Having held a number of senior roles across multinational organisations such as Deloitte, he has been the finance lead on a $2bn aerospace programme and managed the financial performance of a $1bn financial transformation programme – ensuring that our own finances are in experienced and capable hands.

Aileen Mungin, Head of Operations

Aileen has been with @sipp for over a decade, and has worked across nearly all the operational aspects of our business, with particular expertise in regulatory compliance as well as FCA and HMRC reporting. In 2016 Aileen was appointed Head of Operations, accountable for the efficient management of the customer services area.

Nicola Pemble, Pensions Team Leader

Nicola joined in October 2019 to lead our Pensions Team and is responsible for maintaining the excellent service our introducers have come to expect whether it be setting up a new SIPP, investment, or income withdrawals. She has over 14 years financial services experience including roles with both Citibank and Aviva. Nicola also holds the CII Certificate in Investment Operations and the CISI Certificate in Operational Risk.

Angela Dickie, Client Services Team Leader

Angela has 20 years Financial Services experience which has been gained through her previous roles within Financial Adviser firms, Corporate Banking and Employee Benefits Consultants as well as the last 2+ years in @sipp’s Property Purchase Team.

She also has numerous professional qualifications including full FPC and CeMap, she is currently working towards attaining the Diploma in Financial Services.

Beth Riddex, Property Team Leader

Beth has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She has been in the business for over 10 years, and now leads the property team for acquisitions, sales, redevelopment and ongoing servicing, as well as overseeing our team training and revising procedures.