Our trustees

The members of our board of trustees represent a cross-section of City businesses and institutions.

Philip Grant, Chair of Trustees, Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Insurers
Philip became chair of trustees at The Brokerage in March 2018. Philip is an independent non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of Lloyd’s managing agent Argo. After qualifying as a barrister in 1980, Philip began his career in the insurance sector as a graduate trainee with Skandia Insurance and subsequently held numerous senior management and advisory positions in the London insurance market, latterly specialising in situations of organisational and operational change, including M&A and legacy issues.

Philip is a liveryman and a managing trustee of the Worshipful Company of Insurers.

Leila Gomes, Head of Business Resilience, EMEA, Nomura
An accountant by profession, Leila has held roles primarily in finance and risk through her career to date. Leila now heads up the Business Resilience function for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region with a broad remit on organisational resilience and contingency planning matters. Leila also has responsibility for the Global Information Management programme as well as other cross-regional initiatives.

Leila is also a founding trustee of the Nomura Charitable Trust.

Ahmer Huda, Senior Manager, Ernst and Young LLP
Ahmer has been with EY for over 10 years as part of its assurance function, he has served in a variety of jurisdictions and on a number of global accounts specifically focusing on the Wealth and Asset Management sector. He studied in the Middle East, Pakistan and in the UK, is a qualified accountant and holds a Masters degree in Economics.

Ahmer joined The Brokerage in 2014 as a trustee and treasurer.

Mohammed Marikar, Director, intelligence & automation, RBC wealth management
Mohammed became a trustee with The Brokerage in July 2016. He is the director of intelligence and automation within the Royal Bank of Canada’s Wealth Management International (WMI) division, and launched WMI’s Artificial Intelligence project in 2016. He co-chairs RBC’s Multicultural Employee Alliance (MEA) in the UK.

Mohammed started his financial career in 2004 as a trainee with UBS Investment Bank and progressed to become one of its youngest associate directors aged 23, and in 2011 moved to the Wealth Management division as UK business development manager. Mohammed joined RBC in 2013 as business development manager.

Born in London, Mohammed graduated in Mathematics from Imperial College London and is an associate of the Royal College of Science. He has been programming computers since the age of five.

Esther Felton 
Esther is a corporate finance lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in the insurance sector, both in private practice and in-house. Esther qualified at City law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and subsequently held various legal roles within the insurance market, most recently as general counsel for MS Amlin.

Esther has had a long association with The Brokerage and joined as a trustee in July 2017.

Catherine Knivett, Independent Consultant

Catherine is an independent consultant, supporting organisations in the digital policy field with strategy, governance, operations and impact planning. Her background spans education and skills policy with a specialism in digital skills. 

Her previous experience includes positions of interim COO and Director at the Corsham Institute and Head of Digital Skills Policy for the Mayor of London. She is also Vice Chair of the techUK skills and diversity council. 

Frank Moxon, Managing Director, Hoyt Moxon
Frank has 28 years experience in the City as a stockbroker and corporate financier and is managing director of Hoyt Moxon, a corporate finance adviser to mining and oil gas companies and their professional advisers. 

Frank is vice chairman of the RNLI City of London Committee, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and a former trustee of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Diabetes UK and Reach Volunteering. Frank joined The Brokerage as a trustee in December 2017.

Kate Temple-Brown, Founder, Aequalis
Kate is the founder of Aequalis, a strategic apprenticeship levy consultancy as part of the TempleBrown Consulting Group. She is an early careers recruitment, marketing and development professional with 17 years’ experience.

For 15 years, she worked in-house with several leading financial services firms before heading up the graduate and early careers team at a boutique recruitment consultancy, spanning all industry sectors.

Kate has worked with global, multi-divisional investment banks with 50,000 employees, exciting eight-person start-ups, and everything in-between. Her wide-ranging experience in the entry-level talent market gives her exceptional insight and competitor knowledge that she loves to share with her clients. Kate joined The Brokerage as a trustee in December 2017.

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