Our Trustees

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

We are governed by our Board of Trustees who work to set our strategic direction and ensure we meet our financial and legal duties as a registered charity.

Our Trustees

Philip Grant

Philip Grant

Chair of Trustees

David Lee

Trustee

Sonia Jenkins

Trustee

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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.

David Lee

Financial Modeller, Revolut

David became a trustee of The Brokerage at the end of 2022. He has nearly two decades of experience working in Finance and Technology with an Undergraduate in Computer Science and Masters in Finance. He is currently working in Revolut’s Finance team in London.

Mohammed Marikar

Mohammed Marikar

Trustee

claire taylor harris

Claire Taylor-Harris

Trustee

Sean Taylor

Trustee

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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.

Sonia Jenkins

Global Head of Reward, Wellbeing and Inclusion, Schroders

Sonia became a trustee of The Brokerage in 2023. Following a fast-tracked career in consulting, Sonia’s is currently Global Head of Reward, Wellbeing & Inclusion at FTSE 100 investment manager, Schroders plc. A member of the HR executive team, she is heavily involved in operational efficiency transformation and M&A negotiations in addition to her global strategic oversight for inclusion & diversity, compensation, pensions, mobility, benefits and wellbeing activities. Prior to Schroders she was in a reward and business change role with alternative asset manager, Investcorp, working across New York, Bahrain and London.

Sonia has an Executive MBA from Henley Business School, a first class degree from the University of Cambridge and won multiple prizes in her accountancy and tax professional qualifications. Published in the Financial Times on gender diversity and having partnered with a social enterprise to research socio-economic inclusion, she is interested in societal fairness in and out of work.

Sean Taylor

Director, Canaccord Genuity Wealth

Sean has worked in the financial services industry for 20 years with international experience across financial markets in both Investment Banking and Wealth Management arenas.  He currently works with Finance specialists who engage private clients, charities, dedicated intermediaries, law firms, accountants & family advisers at Canaccord Genuity Group based in the City.

Previously held positions at UBS, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Sean is chair of DFM Connect, the discretionary fund management Industry think-tank, sits on the CISI Wealth Board and holds trustee & advisory board positions at several charities, associations, City institutions.

Having been part of several inaugural Finance-led Diversity groups at several International banks, Sean first worked with The Brokerage in 2003. An advocate and supporter of STEM projects in the City and beyond – with the view that a person’s ability and aspiration alone determine their career path, not gender or background.

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Claire Taylor-Harris

Head of Marketing and Communications at Business in the Community

Claire became a trustee of The Brokerage in early 2021.  She is an experienced marketing and business leader with a career spanning nearly 20 years across the not for profit and healthcare sectors.

With significant experience at Board level within market leading organisations including Bupa and Lloyd Pharmacy, she is currently leading the Marketing, Communications and Events function at Business in the Community.

Buket Alex Eccles

Director, Global Strategy and Chief of Staff, HSBC

Buket became a trustee at The Brokerage in early 2021.  She is a Director covering Global Strategy and Chief of Staff within HSBC’s Wealth and Personal Banking business; at HSBC she is involved in a number of global and local diversity initiatives.

Previously, she was European Strategy Lead and Chief of Staff to the CEO of Visa Europe, supporting a number of key transformation projects including the $20bn acquisition of Visa Europe by Visa Inc.

She started her career as a management consultant working across a number of sectors including government, technology, e-commerce, and financial services.

She holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Economics from University College London (UCL) and an interdisciplinary master’s degree in Engineering and Architecture from Cambridge University.

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