Our Team

Expertise & Experience

Mark Sanderson

MANAGING DIRECTOR

With an established career in financial services, I have extensive senior management experience across several global markets. I have proven expertise in successfully establishing and growing pension businesses in the UK and the Middle East. With in-depth knowledge of the global adviser markets and a thorough understanding of the pensions industry and regulatory framework, I have a keen interest in creating innovative retirement solutions that support an adviser’s business and exceed investors requirements. I am also passionate about education on pension solutions.

Jon Farmer

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

I have over 20 years of experience in a number of financial services capacities, including unit trust/oeic administration, transfer agency, product management & development. I’ve held senior roles at Jupiter UTM and BNP Paribas Securities Services and am a Chartered Member of the Securities Institute with close ties to many industry bodies and associations. In my role as Director of Operations, I’ve worked to develop a team that prides itself on providing excellent client experiences and improving client outcomes. Culture plays a massive part in this, and it is my firmest believe that it is key that all members of staff embrace the right culture and demonstrate it on a regular and consistent basis. In my spare time I can be found watching horse racing or visiting friends and family in sunny Bournemouth.

Ben Lester

HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION

I have over 18 years’ experience in financial services both in the UK and overseas having worked as an adviser for a large international bank as well as for a pension trustee. I have spent a number of years in both the Middle East and Asia and have an in-depth knowledge of the international adviser market. This experience and understanding of financial services has assisted me in delivering solutions that meet client needs. I joined Praemium in early 2016 and am passionate about the proposition in conjunction with building longstanding relationships backed up by great service.

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