Our People

With a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence our team are experts in UK and Expatriate personal and business finances

Chris Wicks

Chris Wicks – Managing Director

Chris runs the company on a day to day basis. He deals with a range of clients in the UK and overseas and is a specialist pension, retirement planning and investment consultant. Chris has been a financial planner for over 30 years. He qualified as a Chartered Financial Planner, a Chartered Wealth Planner and a Certified Financial Planner, for which he is a long standing assessor.

Chris also holds specialist pension (G60) and mortgage qualification (MAQ). He has worked for a number of major firms of Chartered Accountants and established a joint venture IFA firm with a firm of solicitors. He has contributed to the financial services trade press and national press on a variety of financial matters.

He is also an active networker on Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter. Chris lives in Cheshire and is married with six children. He has recently completed a History degree at Manchester University, specialising in early medieval history.

Dawn Jones

Dawn Jones – Financial Planning Manager

Dawn has been a financial planner for almost 30 years and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Fellow of the Personal Financial Society and is a Chartered Financial Planner.

Dawn is a pension & retirement planning specialist and investment consultant and is currently studying for her MSc in Financial Planning and Business Management.

Dawn lives in Lincolnshire with her family and numerous dogs and cats as she has a passion for rescue. Dawn is currently studying for her MSc in Financial Planning and Business Management.

David Wells

David Wells – Financial Planning Manager

David is a Chartered Financial Planner, and has been operating in the financial industry for over 30 years, spending the majority of those with international banks across 3 continents. He now manages a significant global client base. Having switched to financial planning in 2012, David is also a pension transfer specialist, and holds Chartered Membership of the CISI. He lives in Middlesex with his wife and 2 children, of whom he is incredibly proud, and lists travelling, guitar and photography as his main hobbies, as well as being a long-suffering season ticket holder for West Ham United! He is also a keen 5k park runner and can often be found pounding the pavements on Saturday mornings!


  • UK Chartered Financial Planner
  • Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, CII
  • NASAA 1-65 Uniform Advisor Law Examination (Series 65) USA
  • Member (MSCI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK) as well as holding several investment, derivative and mortgage qualifications.
  • Diploma in Financial Planning, FNS 50615 – Australian Financial Services (Apr 17)
  • Diploma in Regulated Financial Services – RO1, RO2, RO3, RO4, RO5, RO6 (2014/5)
  • CFA Level 3 Certificate in Investment Management – International Investment (2009)
  • AF7 (CII Pension Transfers) Advanced Diploma (Oct 18)
  • Level 6 Pension Transfers and Planning Advice (Dec 18)

James Potts

James Potts – Chartered Financial Planner

James enjoys working with his clients to make complex matters simple and easy to understand. He helps the people he works with to understand where they are now, where they want to be and will then build a plan to help them get there.

James has a range of clients predominantly UK based, who rely on him for pension and investment advice on a regular basis. James lives in Sheffield and is married with three young children and enjoys spending time with family above all else. He is a Football Association Level 1 coach for his son’s team and enjoys playing football and getting to the gym as often as possible.

Having spent 4 years with the Halifax, 8 years with HSBC as a Senior Financial Planner and the last 8 years as an independent financial adviser, he brings 20 years of financial planning experience with him.

James is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner holding a wide range of industry qualifications.

James Parker

James Parker – Financial Planning Manager

Having been with the Holborn group for 10 years, James has an excellent understanding of financial advice both here in the UK and in the offshore market. He offers a full financial planning service and also specializes in helping expats that have returned to the UK but still have offshore portfolios.

James is happily married and a proud father of four. Although he lives in Kent, he works with people all over the country through the wonderful world of Zoom. James is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and investments where he completed his Level 4 diploma and studies towards Chartered Wealth Manager status.

Behzad Nejad

Behzad Nejad – Financial Planning Manager

For the last 9 years, Behzad has worked with international and UK clients within the Private Banking and Wealth Management sector.

As a financial planner Behzad enjoys building up a close rapport with individuals and families, helping them understand their current financial situation and setting plans to meet their future goals.

Behzad is based in Bristol and will look after clients in the South West of the UK as well as expatriates who have returned to the UK.

Outside of work, Behzad enjoys bouldering, golfing and finding new walking spots with his dog Nala.

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