​​​​​​​​​​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:​

Mark Cleland

With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Mark joined Computershare in 2019. Mark is responsible for our Issuer Services business in the UK, South Africa and Ireland, comprising share registration, governance services and a range of Issuer Services offerings. Prior to joining Computershare, Mark held senior positions at PwC and EY, as well as board director at Capita Asset Services.

Michael Sansom

Michael has worked in Computershare’s UK registry business for more than 20 years, directly managing or overseeing teams of staff responsible for the provision of high-quality services to issuers, from non-listed companies to FTSE100s with complex service requirements. He has an excellent understanding of Computershare’s business and capabilities and is experienced at working with customers to develop and implement long-term shareholder strategies utilising market and customer insight.

Michael is a qualified Company Secretary and leads the efforts of the UK business to monitor and influence local market and EU legislative developments that may impact issuers, their shareholders or our services. He represents Computershare on a number of external bodies and industry working groups. He is the current chairman of the UK Chartered Governance Institute Registrars Group and a long-standing member of the Institute’s Company Secretaries Forum and International Working Group.

Sophie de Freitas FCIS

Sophie is a Fellow of ICSA with over 25 years’ experience in financial services and a Jersey based board member. Sophie has extensive experience in dealing with IPOs and working with companies list on the London Stock Exchange and other regulated global stock exchanges with overall responsibility for over 250 client relationships.

Cecilia Williams

Cecilia has 20 years' experience in the financial services sector and leads our IPO and new business activity in the UK. Cecilia has provided senior oversight on over 60 client IPOs which includes RHI Magnesita NV, Jackpot Joy plc and Convatec Group plc, along with numerous switch wins which includes Mediclinic Plc and Smith & Nephew Plc.

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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.

Matt Brimble

Matt has overall responsibility for the client management team and delivery of services to his client portfolio, as well as engagement and interaction with the wider industry. With over 16 years’ experience in client management, Matt has been key to ensuring both consistency across core service and the development and delivery of innovative solutions aligned to key client objectives. He also holds the Certificate in Company Secretarial Practice and Share Registration (ICSA qualification).

Katrina Hagart

Katrina has over 25 years’ experience in share registration, 19 years of these years within Client Management having most recently been a Senior Client Manager. She has managed a wide variety of clients throughout this time and most recently has been responsible for a small group of our high-profile clients.

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 was a member of a small team that established the Deposit Protection Service (DPS), which Computershare has operated since 2007, before returning his focus solely on Registry Services.

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 and manages the relationship with Euroclear UK and Ireland Ltd for Computershare.

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.

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