Paul Lynam is EQ’s Group CEO. Paul’s experience has been gained through his prior role as chief executive of Secure Trust Bank plc and via his executive leadership roles at RBS, NatWest and Lombard North Central plc.
Amy Madden Chief Customer Officer, EQ
Amy is the Chief Customer Officer for EQ. Amy champions customers, and drives growth by embedding a culture of customer satisfaction and advocacy across the business. She is passionate about doing that sustainability and inclusively.
Paul Matthews Chief Executive Officer, EQ Boardroom
Paul is the CEO of EQ Boardroom. Paul is responsible for working with the UK’s leading businesses to deliver successful transactions including IPOs and corporate actions. Paul’s stock market experience spans 30 years. Prior to joining EQ in 2011, he was a Managing Director at the investment bank JPMorgan Cazenove.
Todd May Chief Executive Officer, EQ US
Todd is the CEO of EQ US, EQ’s transfer agent business. Since 2007 Todd has led a team of nearly 500 professionals who service more than 1,000 clients, together with their global shareholder base. Todd has many years of experience in Corporate Development, playing a key role in acquisitions, from identifying opportunities and developing relationships in companies of interest, to overseeing every stage of stages of the acquisition process.
Anthony Hall Managing Director, Client Relationships, EQ Boardroom
Anthony Hall is managing director, Boardroom client relationships at EQ. Anthony leads the team in driving client focus, creative thinking and personal accountability to ensure the best experiences for our clients, their shareholders and their employees.
Sheryl Cuisia Managing Director & Founder, Boudicca
Sheryl is an entrepreneur and specialist consultant in shareholder engagement and corporate governance advisory. Sheryl founded Boudicca Proxy Ltd which became part of the Equiniti Group in 2018. She has over 20 years’ experience advising corporate clients and has executed over 500 proxy solicitation campaigns in relation to AGMs, M&As and shareholder activism.
Nathan Long Senior Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown
Nathan is a Senior Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown and is responsible for research into pensions, savings, investments and wider public affairs. He has a particular focus on what drives people to engage with their finances, and how that can help them build their financial resilience and lead to better outcomes.
Charlie Walker Head of Equity & Fixed Income Primary Markets, LSEG
Charlie Walker is Head of Equity and Fixed Income Primary Markets for the London Stock Exchange Group. He is a capital markets specialist having previously worked within J.P. Morgan Cazenove’s Equity Capital Markets team responsible for originating and executing equity transactions. He has assisted in raising over £45bn of equity capital across five continents on behalf of clients.
Rachel Barrett ESG Partner,Linklaters
Rachel is a partner in Linklaters’ ESG team, with extensive experience advising on sustainability, environmental, social and governance matters across a broad range of contexts. She co-leads the firm’s Business and Human Rights Practice and is also a core member of Linklaters’ multidisciplinary Risk and Resilience and Crisis Response teams.
Richard Davies Managing Director & Founder, RD:IR
Richard is managing director at RD:IR, EQ UK’s investor relations specialists. Richard founded RD:IR In 2002 which became part of the Equiniti Group in 2019. Richard is a long-standing supporter of the UK IR Society and many other European IR associations.
Tom Rayner CEO, Sillion
Tom is the CEO of Sillion, a consultancy focused on corporate environmental, social and governance advice, and communications strategy. Tom has fifteen years’ experience in corporate communications and strategy, working at board level with a host of companies from large-scale start-ups to the FTSE100.
Katie Sevcik Executive Vice President, COO, EQ US
Katie is executive vice president and chief operating officer of EQ. She leads a team of over three hundred professionals in executing transactions for shareholders in some of the most recognized global brands. Katie has more than 30 years of experience in the securities industry, including transfer agent services, bank trust operations and mutual fund operations.
John Bohan Founder, Jigsaw Business Solutions
John Bohan is founder and Chairman at Jigsaw Business Solutions. John has over 25 years of experience in retail payments and is the former Chairman of the Gift Card and Voucher association. The team at Jigsaw help retailers launch, manage and drive profitable gift card programmes across the global. Their clients include ASOS, Boohoo, Costa, Nike, and Shell.
Mark Bullen Managing Director, Share Registration Services, EQ Boardroom
Mark Bullen is managing director, share registration services at EQ. Mark has specialised in the share registration industry for over 25 years. His vision combines expertise and technology to deliver high engagement rates from both shareholders and investors.
Greg McMahon Company Secretary & General Counsel, Mitchells & Butlers
Greg McMahon is Company Secretary and General Counsel at Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK. Greg is a solicitor who began his career in private practice before moving into in-house positions in the travel and retail sectors.
David Ellis Consultant
David Ellis helps organisations with their strategic people issues, particularly during periods of disruption or transformation. David has built and led consulting businesses, latterly as a Big Four partner, for over 25 years.
Liz Pierson Partner, Deloitte
Liz is a partner in Deloitte’s Global Employer Services practice and leads the incentives and reward team. She is a solicitor with 20 years of experience advising on all aspects of incentives and reward. Liz advises on the full breadth of services relating to share plans, including the design of new plans, implementing plans and their day to day operation. She has substantial experience advising on all related incentives matters and the impact of corporate transactions on share plans.
Jim Wulforst Executive Vice President, Head of Equity Compensation Services, EQ US
Jim Wulforst is executive vice president and head of equity compensation services at EQ. Jim has built businesses throughout his 20+ years in the equity compensation arena, including Fidelity Stock Plan Services, E*TRADE and most recently at Shareworks by Morgan Stanley, as president and USA country head.
Jennifer Rudman Industry Director, Employee Share Plans, EQ Boardroom
Jennifer is EQ’s UK Industry Director for Employee Share Plans. She has worked at EQ for 33 years, 21 years specialising in employee share plans. She is a member of a number of employee schemes working groups, liaising with HMRC and industry bodies including ProShare, the ESOP Centre, the European Federation of Employee Share Ownership and the Quoted Companies Alliance.
Graham Bull Managing Director, All Employee Services, EQ Boardroom
Graham is managing director, all employee services, EQ Boardroom and is responsible for all aspects of employee share plan strategy and client support covering over one million accounts and £3 billion of assets.
Graham has worked in the share registration and Employee Share Plans industry for 28 years, qualifying as a Chartered Secretary in 2003 and obtaining his ICSA employee certificate in 2013.
Ian Cox Managing Director, Share Plan Services, EQ Boardroom
Ian Cox is managing director, share plan services at EQ. He joined Equiniti in 2014, following the acquisition of the share plans team from J.P. Morgan Cazenove. Having spent his entire career in financial services, Ian has dedicated the last 17 to the share plans industry.
Victoria Whyte Company Secretary, GSK
Victoria Whyte is Company Secretary of GlaxoSmithKline plc. She joined GSK’s Corporate Secretariat in 1998 as Director of Secretariat Services. Was appointed Deputy Company Secretary in 2005 and became the Group Company Secretary with effect from 1 January 2011.
Prior to joining GlaxoSmithKline, Victoria worked in various company secretarial roles within BAE Systems, Coats Viyella, St. Ives, Schroder Investment Management and Vickers.
She is a solicitor and a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute.
Nick Folland General Counsel & Company Secretary, M&S
Nick is General Counsel and Company Secretary at M&S. He also leads Plan A, M&S’s sustainable future programme. Nick has extensive legal and governance experience, having been General Counsel and Company Secretary in FTSE 100 businesses since 2001; originally qualifying as a solicitor at Linklaters & Paines in 1993. He is a founder and honorary life member of the industry body, the GC100.
Maureen Beresford Head of Corporate Governance, FRC
Maureen was a Civil Servant for over twenty years, mostly within the different guises of the Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), her last position being Head of Company Law and Reporting. As part of that role she was responsible for a team who informed company law policy and supported Ministers on a number of legislative changes.
In 2017 Maureen moved on secondment to the Financial Reporting Council, working on the review of the UK Corporate Governance Code and then the introduction to the Wates Principles for Large Private Companies. In 2020 Maureen was appointed Head of Corporate Governance at the FRC.
Steve Banfield Industry Director, EQ Boardroom
Steve is Industry Director, Share Registration, EQ Boardroom. He has been in the share registration industry for over 25 years working in various roles from operational and relationship management to global capital markets.
Tim Fallowfield OBE Company Secretary & Corporate Services Director, Sainsbury’s
Tim joined Sainsbury’s in 2001 as Company Secretary. Tim is a qualified solicitor and began his career at the international law firm, Clifford Chance. In his role as Company Secretary and Corporate Services Director, he is responsible for the Corporate Services Division, comprising Legal Services, Data Governance and Information Security, Safety and Insurance, and Shareholder Services. He joined the Sainsbury’s Operating Strategic and Operating Board in 2004.
Tim Cooper Journalist
Tim is the author of EQ’s Shareholder Voice 2021 report. Tim is an award-winning freelance financial journalist and copywriter with 20 years' experience. He has written regularly for a wide range of publications including The Times and Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Spectator, Evening Standard, Guardian Weekly, Citywire and Investors Chronicle.