Plc Board

Oliver Cooke


Oliver has over 30 years of financial and business development experience gained in a range of quoted and private companies including over ten years’ experience as a Public Company Director. He has considerable experience in the fields of acquisitions, disposals, fundraisings, turnarounds, restructurings and strategic transformation. Oliver is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Brian Raven

Chief Executive

Brian was Chairman of Blacksquare and has been involved in the financial services sector since 2010. He has a wide range of business experience, having held many sales and general management posts at senior management and board level, including running public companies on both AIM and the Official List. Most notably, in 1991 Brian founded Card Clear Plc, subsequently renamed Retail Decisions plc, a business engaged in combating the fraudulent use of plastic payment cards. He led the company until 1998 by which time it was an international group, listed on AIM, with a market capitalisation of some £100 million. As a principal, Brian has been responsible for identifying, negotiating and integrating numerous acquisitions, as well as for delivering organic growth.

Roderic Rennison

Non-executive Director

Roderic has spent more than 35 years in financial services encompassing a variety of roles including sales, strategy, product development, proposition, operations and latterly acquisitions, mergers, and integrations together with corporate affairs, risk and regulatory matters. He provides consultancy services in the financial services sector to a range of providers, fund managers and intermediaries and particularly specialises on RDR, for which he chaired the professionalism and reputation work stream within the Financial Services Authority. Roderic is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Disciplinary Committee, having previously been a member of its Professional Standards Board and Executive Board.

Phillip Young

Non-executive Director

Following completion of his law degree and Diploma in Legal Practice, Philip began his career in 1996 at a small financial consultancy business specialising in complex regulatory issues, CCL, in Macclesfield. Phil moved to Bankhall Investment Associates Ltd in 1998, where he worked initially in the compliance area, then moved to become Commercial Manager for Bankhall’s e-commerce department. In 2003 he set up threesixty services LLP and threesixty support LLP, with a number of colleagues, and became an equity partner. threesixty has grown to become one of the most significant forces in adviser support in the UK, providing professional business services to over 700 firms with more than 7000 advisers. threesixty was sold to Standard Life Plc in 2010, after which Philip was appointed Managing Director and continues to run the business today.

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