Executive management team

Guy Wakeley - Chief Executive Officer

Guy Wakeley

Guy joined the Equiniti Board as Chief Executive Officer in January 2014.


Guy joins from Morrison plc, the property services provider to the public and private sectors,  where he was CEO for five years. During his tenure he transformed the level of client service and innovation, grew the business rapidly and delivered consistent strong cash generation.


Prior to this Guy was Managing Director of the Built Environment division at Amey, the infrastructure services provider to the public and private sector.  Guy previously worked for The Berkeley Group, General Electric and Rolls-Royce. He holds an MA in Engineering Science from the University of Cambridge, a PhD in applications of artificial intelligence, and is a Chartered Engineer. 

Lucy Dimes - Chief Operating Officer

Lucy Dimes

Lucy Dimes joined Equiniti as Chief Operating Officer in 2014.


Lucy joined from Alcatel-Lucent where she was Chief Executive UK & Ireland. Prior to that she had a 19 year career at BT which culminated in the role of Managing Director Group & Openreach Operations.


Lucy is a Non-Executive Director for Berendsen PLC and a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. She is also a Trustee for the Garden Bridge Trust.


Paul Matthews - Managing Director, Corporate Markets

Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews is responsible for working with the UK’s leading businesses to deliver successful transactions including IPO’s and corporate actions for a client base covering 50% of the FTSE100 and circa 40% of the FTSE250.  He is responsible for delivering growth – organically by cultivating deeper relationships with listed clients and through acquisition.  Paul joined Equiniti in 2011 as Managing Director.  His background and knowledge of the securities industry brings an important skill set to Equiniti’s senior team, helping shape our offering to listed companies both in the UK and globally.

Paul’s stock market experience spans 30 years.  He leads Equiniti’s partnership with the Global Share Alliance, a worldwide network of businesses providing registry and related services across diverse equity markets.  Prior to joining Equiniti in 2011, Paul was a Managing Director at the investment bank JPMorgan Cazenove, a career spanning over 25 years.  During this time, he worked on a multitude of the largest and most complex corporate transactions, encompassing both UK and cross-border deals including a large number of IPOs.

David Beresford - Director of Strategy and Business Development

David Beresford

David is responsible for Equiniti’s growth strategy which is focussed on delivering business services underpinned by leading technology to meet the needs of FTSE 350 companies and the Government. 

David has held a number of senior leadership positions across strategy, business development and transformation, including responsibility for businesses up to £300m across CPG, Retail, Public sector, Aviation and Manufacturing. He has worked on PLC and Executive Boards for the last fifteen years. His most recent role was at Serco as Global MD of Management Consulting involved in winning and delivering transformation programmes and outsourcing contracts.

John Stier - Chief Financial Officer

John Stier

John joined Equiniti from Northgate Information Solutions Ltd (“NIS”), the global software and outsourcing business, where he was Chief Financial Officer for over ten years. In this role he helped build the business from a UK focused organisation generating £150m of revenue to a global group with annualised revenues of £850m and £150m of EBITDA. NIS was a FTSE 250 organisation listed on the London Stock Exchange before it was acquired by KKR in 2008.

Prior to this he was CFO of Subterra Ltd, a subsidiary of Thames Water Plc which delivered engineering services to businesses across Europe.

John is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a background in corporate finance.