About us

Business Development team

Lawrence Cook

Director

T: 01483 406 115

Lawrence joined Thesis in 2012 and was instrumental in focusing the business on developing professional partnerships with IFAs across the UK. Since joining he has strengthened the marketing and business development team. Lawrence possesses a wealth of experience in business development, having worked at Standard Life primarily with professional intermediaries, and he also managed the Bristol operation of Towry Wealth Management.

When Lawrence is in the office he can usually be found in either Chichester or Guildford.

Ian Hunter

Regional Director

T: 01590 613 592

Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services and Professional Intermediary market specialising in business to business sales via product, WRAP and Asset Management propositions.

In his career he has held senior Sales management roles with Schroders, National Mutual and Skandia.

Operating primarily in the south central and south west regions when he is in the office Ian can be found in either Lymington or Chichester.

Steve Neal

Regional Director

T: 01483 406 116

Steve has a history of developing strong partnerships with professional intermediaries facilitating business planning and investment process. Steve previously worked for Scottish Equitable as a Sales Consultant, then as successful Business Development Manager for Winterthur specialising in Pension and Retirement Sales to the financial planning community in the South East.

More recently at AXA he worked in a specialist team developing Wrap and Multimanager Sales Proposition for the intermediary market.

Chris Taylor

Business Development Support Manager

T: 01483 406 123

Chris worked in various roles within Private Banking and Corporate & Retail Stockbroking at NatWest and RBS for a number of years. He then worked in the sports industry for a short period before joining Thesis as the Business Development Support Manager in 2018.