Russell A. Lane

Chief Executive Officer

Russell is a Board Director and the founder of Brunel. He is responsible for the overseeing of all the Company’s operations.


Ria Coles DipPFS

Financial Planning Director

Ria is responsible for advising private and corporate clients on all areas of financial planning and has over 18 years’ experience in financial services. Ria holds the Diploma in Financial Planning, is an Associate Member of the Society Of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) and was also a finalist for two awards in the Women in Financial Advice awards 2020.


Alex Nicklin DipPFS

Partner - Head of Private Client

Alex has over 18 years’ experience within the financial services sector, including 10 years as a regulated financial planner. He is responsible for overseeing the private client offering and delivering financial planning and Wealth management to Brunel’s clients.


Carl Tuttiett APFS, CII (Award)

Partner - Head of Financial Planning

Carl is the Head of Financial Planning and is responsible for the advice team, providing financial planning and wealth management to Brunel’s key clients. With over 15 years’ experience as a regulated financial adviser, his Chartered status stands as testament to his expertise.


Siobhan Moore

Director - Group Finance

Siobhan heads up our Accounts Team and is responsible for all functions of our accounting department; from collecting and paying Insurer money to the management of accounts.


Tim Brienza LLB (Hons) FPFS

Director - Financial Planning

Tim provides financial planning and wealth management to our high net worth clients. With over 6 years’ experience in financial services and a background in law, he also holds the Advanced Diploma as a Chartered Financial Planner and has achieved the status of Fellow of the Personal Finance Society in 2019, the highest qualification attainable with the CII.


Ella Patel DipPFS


Bringing 2 years’ experience to the team, Ella has a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and is currently working towards her Chartered status. As a Paraplanner, Ella takes on a varied role including compiling research and reports that our financial planners use to assist our clients.


Iain Black, Managing Director

Iain Black DipPFS

Managing Director

With over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector, Iain is responsible for managing the Brunel Wealth team and recruiting the highest quality advisers and support staff.


Trai Elliston-Sackett


Trai joined Brunel in 2020 and works to support the team with administrative tasks and uphold client servicing. He is currently working towards the Diploma in Financial Planning.


Chris Ladkin ACII


Chris is a key part of the management team, having been a board director of various other insurance brokers over the last 30 years. He is responsible for advising the board and looking after key clients.


Steve Hughes FPFS

Head of Proposition and Client Delivery

Steve is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and brings over 25 years of experience to the team.
He is responsible for the design & delivery of the service we provide our clients. Overseeing the research and due diligence of the solutions we use.
He also manages the support teams and provides technical support to the whole team.


Simon Thompson


Simon has over 15 years’ financial services experience and works to support the team with administrative tasks and client servicing.


Rich Weatherburn

Richard Weatherburn

Group Business Development Manager

Approaching two decades of experience in financial services, Rich has held a variety of roles, including running his own financial planning firm. As our Group Business Development Manager, his main focus is driving the business forward, representing the Group as a cohesive entity. Away from the office you'll find him on the golf course or in the mountains.


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