Executive Board

Laura Russell-Young

Managing Director (Chartered MSCI)

Laura is the Managing Director of Yealand Administration and has been with the Company since early 2014. She has worked in the financial industry for the last 20 years primarily in client services and operations for investment management companies and private clients.

Laura was previously Head of Operations for Sand Aire Ltd, a multi-family office and was responsible for the operation of their ACD. At this time, she was Yealand’s first client, was the initial point of contact as well as involved in the set-up of the business and was heavily involved in setting the initial high bar when it came to the service level requirements of a private client. Prior to that, she was Head of Client Services at Berry Asset Management, a boutique investment management company where she worked for 12 years and looked after UHNW clients and families primarily in the UK.

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Stuart Smith

Operations Director

Stuart is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Operational areas of the business. He has 25 years experience of working in operational departments within financial services companies including 9 years at Royal & Sun Alliance and 9 years at Capita Financial Group. He joined Yealand when it was first established in 2008 and is now an Executive Director of the Company.
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Management Team

Michelle Gordon

Transfer Agency & Business Services Manager

Michelle is responsible for both the Transfer Agency team and the Business Services team. Michelle joined Yealand in 2008 and is a member of the Management Board. Prior to joining Yealand Michelle worked for Capita Financial, City Financial and First Group.
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Peter Wallace

Operations Manager

Peter joined Yealand in 2008, when the business was first established and is a member of the Management Board. Peter is responsible for the Valuations and Administration function for all of the funds, as well as the Fund Accounting Team. Focusing on the day-to-day management of the funds including, NAV production, statutory and client fund reporting.

Peter has 22 years of Fund Accounting experience in the financial services sector, including Unit Trusts, OEICs and Life and Pension Fund products. Previously he has worked at Royal & Sun Alliance in unit pricing and Fund Accounting roles, and a further 12 years with Pearl Assurance as a Trust Accountant and Life Fund Accountant.

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Roger Scholes

Finance Manager

Roger joined Yealand in 2015 and is responsible for the Finance function which includes the accounting for Yealand, as well as their clients. Roger has over 15 years experience of working in the financial services sector, including pension administration, treasury back office and insurance. Previously he has worked at Royal & Sun Alliance, Alexander Forbes and Thomas Cook financial service division. He has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2002.
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Laura Norris

Business Services

Paul Marriott

Fund Accounting

James Hilton-Robinson

Fund Administration

Sarah Myland

Fund Administration