​​​​​​​​​​Meet our Registry team

​​​​With us as your registrar, you'll benefit from the experience and knowledge of our dedicated Registry team – both in the UK and Offshore:​

Kevin Firth

Kevin joined Computershare in 2004, moving into his current role in 2015. Kevin is responsible for our share registration service in the UK, Jersey and Ireland.

In his previous role, Kevin led the team that manages the Gilts register on behalf of the UK Debt Management Office, securing a 10 year contract extension in 2015.

Kevin also led a successful bid team to deliver The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS), the first government-approved custodial tenancy deposit protection scheme. Kevin’s team successfully launched The DPS ahead of schedule in April 2007, with the scheme protecting in excess of £1 billion worth of deposits to date.

Prior to Computershare, Kevin worked for the Bank of England for 24 years and had a spell at HM Treasury.

Michael Sansom

Michael has worked for us for more than 15 years, mainly in our client services team. He has also spent some time in operations, dividends, corporate actions and dealing. Michael is a qualified Chartered Secretary and leads the efforts of the UK business to monitor and influence local market and EU legislative developments.

John Christian

John leads the team responsible for new product development and innovation. He has been with Computershare for 5 years. Before this he worked at Equiniti for 10 years where he was the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development. Earlier in his career John worked in the Life and Pensions Industry and Treasury management. John is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant.

Colin Clark

Colin worked for Royal Bank of Scotland prior to joining Computershare in 1998. In 2005 Colin was appointed Client Relationship Director, heading up Computershare’s Edinburgh Client Services team. During his time in Relationship Management, Colin has gained experience of all types of Corporate Actions and has extensive product and industry knowledge.

Mark Bunyan

Mark joined Computershare in 2004, after 27 years with the Bank of England. He played a significant role in the seamless migration of the Gilts register from the Bank of England to Computershare. Whilst continuing to be responsible for the day-to-day Gilts operation, he has also taken ownership of, and continued to grow, Computershare’s Structured Products business for the last 9 years. In 2014, Mark was part of the successful bid team that saw Computershare re-appointed by the HM Treasury as the Gilt Registrar, for a further 10 years. He has also taken ownership of Computershare’s Depositary Interest business.

Nick Thatcher

Nick has over 28 years’ experience in share registration. He has undertaken many roles within our business and was previously a Senior Relationship Manager for a number of our high profile clients.

Sophie de Freitas FCIS

Sophie is a Fellow of ICSA with over 25 years’ experience in financial services, Sophie has extensive experience in dealing with IPOs and helping non-UK companies list in the UK.

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