WH Ireland Group plc

We provide Wealth Management and Capital Markets services from a regional presence across the UK.

WH Ireland Group plc is listed on AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange Group plc, and seeks to comply with the provisions and principles of good corporate governance and code of best practice as set out in the UK Corporate Governance Code (‘the Code’), in so far as it is practicable for a Company of its size and structure.

The information below is disclosed in accordance with AIM Rule 26 and was last updated on 29 August 2023.

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A Description of the Business About Us
Names of the Directors and Biographical Details Our Board
Responsibilities of the Members of the Board Governance
Country of Incorporation/Operation Company Information
Current Constitutional Documents Company Information
Shareholder Information, including:

  • Number of AIM Securities in issue
  • Significant shareholders
  • Shares not in public hands
  • Restriction in transfer of AIM Securities
  • Shareholder Rights
Shareholder Information
Annual & Interim Reports Annual Reports
Company Announcements Regulatory News
Admission Document & Circulars Shareholder Information
Advisers Company Information
Takeover Code Governance
Corporate Governance Governance
Date Report Download
30 Sept 2023 2023 interim report PDF
31 Mar 2023 2023 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
30 Sept 2022 2022 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
31 Mar 2022 2022 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
30 Sep 2021 2021 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
31 Mar 2021 2021 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
30 Sep 2020 2020 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
31 Mar 2020 2020 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
30 Sep 2019 2019 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
31 Mar 2019 2019 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
30 Sep 2018 2018 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
30 Mar 2018 2018 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
30 Nov 2017 2017 Interim Financial Report (Due to a change in the company’s accounting date, These are the second set of unaudited interim results for the six months ending 30 November 2017). PDF
31 May 2017 2017 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
30 Nov 2016 2016 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
31 May 2016 2016 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
30 Nov 2015 2015 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
31 May 2015 2015 Interim Reports and Accounts PDF
30 Nov 2014 2014 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
31 May 2014 2014 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
30 Nov 2013 2013 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
31 May 2013 2013 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
30 Nov 2012 2012 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
31 May 2012 2012 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
30 Nov 2011 2011 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
31 May 2011 2011 Interim Report and Accounts PDF
30 Nov 2010 2010 Annual Report and Accounts PDF
31 May 2010 2010 Interim Report and Accounts PDF

WH Ireland Group plc was incorporated in the UK in 2000 and its main country of operation is England.

Registered Office

WH Ireland Group plc
24 Martin Lane

Administrative Office

One New Bailey
4 Stanley Street
M3 5JL

Registration Number

Registered in England No. 03870190
VAT No. 727149034

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

WH Ireland Group Plc: 213800HB9TO5O4WD6S66

Company Secretary

Katy Mitchell


Click here to view a PDF of WH Ireland Group’s Articles of Association.

Nominated Adviser

Canaccord Genuity Limited
88 Wood Street
London, EC2V 7QR

Joint Brokers

WH Ireland Limited
24 Martin Lane
London, EC4R 0DR

Canaccord Genuity Limited
88 Wood Street
London, EC2V 7QR


Bank of Scotland
2nd Floor,1 Lochrin Square
92-98 Fountainbridge
Edinburgh, EH3 9QA


RSM Audit Advisory LLP
6th Floor
25 Farringdon Street


Squires Patton Boggs
7 Devonshire Square
London, EC2M 4YH

UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

WH Ireland is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

Corporate Governance Code

The Directors of WH Ireland have chosen to apply the Corporate Governance Code produced by the Quoted Companies Alliance (“QCA”) (the “QCA Code”).

The QCA Code is constructed around ten broad principles and a set of disclosures which notes appropriate arrangements for growing companies and requires companies who have adopted the QCA Code to provide an explanation about how they are meeting those principles through the prescribed disclosures.

The table stating those ten principles and which sets out how WH Ireland addresses them can be found here.

Stakeholder Contact

WH Ireland values engagement and feedback from all of its shareholders and stakeholders, and contact with the Company can be made through the following email address: enquiries@whirelandplc.com.

Remuneration Committee

The principal function of the Remuneration Committee is to determine the policy on Executive appointments and remuneration. The committee consists of the four Non-Executive Directors with Simon Lough as Chair. It is the aim of the committee to attract, retain and motivate high calibre individuals with a competitive remuneration package.

Remuneration for Executives normally comprises basic salary, bonus, benefits in kind and options. Details of the current Directors’ remuneration are given in the Remuneration Report in the Annual Report. Other Executive Directors and Risk Committee members may be invited to attend the meetings.

Audit Committee

The audit committee is made up of the four Non-Executive Directors with Tom Wood as Chair. It is responsible for reviewing the Company’s arrangements with its external and internal auditors, including the cost effectiveness of the audit and the independence and objectivity of the auditors. It also reviews the application and appropriateness of the Company’s accounting policies, including any changes to financial reporting requirements brought about by both external and internal requirements and it gives consideration to all major financial announcements made by the Company including its interim and preliminary announcements and annual report and accounts.

Risk Committee

The Risk committee is made up of the four Non-Executive Directors with Helen Sinclair as Chair. It is responsible for advising the Board on risk appetite, tolerance and strategy, taking into account the current and prospective regulatory and market environment. The Committee maintains a constant review of both the Group’s overall risk assessment processes and the effectiveness of the Group’s internal controls and risk management systems. It advises the Board on proposed strategic transactions that may impact the risk profile of the Group. The Head of Compliance and Risk and the Executive Directors may be invited to attend the meetings.

Nomination Committee

The Nominations committee consists of the four Non-Executive Directors with Simon Lough as chair. It is the aim of the committee to identify and nominate potential candidates to fill Board vacancies; to consider succession planning and to consider appropriate training for the Board.

Executive Committee

The Executive committee is made up of the senior management of the Group and is chaired by the CEO. The committee is responsible for oversight of all delegated functions by the Board and the day-to-day operational business. In addition, it is responsible for ensuring the strategy of the Board is implemented and any issues that need to be communicated to the Board are recorded as such. The committee is also responsible for ensuring timely identification and resolution of regulatory and compliance issues, ensuring senior management are aware of significant regulatory matters and to act as a forum to update the Head of Compliance and Risk about organisational change and new business.

Internal Control

The Board has overall responsibility for the framework of internal control established by the Group and places critical importance on maintaining a strong control environment. This framework of internal control is designed to manage rather than eliminate the risk of failure to achieve business objectives and can only provide reasonable and not absolute assurance against material misstatement or loss. Detailed internal control procedures exist throughout the Group’s operations and compliance is monitored by management and through the Group’s Compliance Department, Internal Audit and the Executive Committees of both business divisions. The external auditors, internal auditors and other Executive Directors may be invited to attend the meetings.

Our Executive Committee is responsible for implementing strategy as agreed by the Group Board and for the management of the business. It consists of Directors and Senior Management from across the WH Ireland Group.

Phillip Wale, Chief Executive Officer

Phillip joined Seymour Pierce, the corporate and institutional broker and wealth manager, in 2010 and was appointed its Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Between 2012 and 2016 he was Chief Executive Officer of Panmure Gordon & Co. Prior to joining WH Ireland in August 2018, Phillip was Head of Fixed Income (Europe) at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.

Michael Bishop

Michael Bishop, Head of Wealth Management

Michael brings significant experience of building and running substantial wealth management businesses, having previously been a senior member of UBS’s wealth management business for over 20 years. He started his wealth management career as a founding employee of UBS’s UK domestic wealth management business in 2000; having grown UBS’s business in the UK, he spent two years in Switzerland integrating the teams covering origination, investment and client relationships across the UK business. He then developed an Institutional Family Office business whilst being responsible for UBS’s Ultra High Net Worth teams across Northern Europe.

Michael joined WH Ireland as Head of Wealth Management in January 2022.

Fraser Marshall

Fraser Marshall, Head of Equity Sales

Fraser has had a 26-year career in the UK equity markets, working in sales and corporate broking. His focus has always been on advising and raising funds for UK companies. He started his career with Kleinwort Benson in 1994 before joining Evolution Securities in 2002, at its inception, managing the Equity Sales desk. In 2008, Fraser joined Collins Stewart to run the small-cap franchise and then joined The Royal Bank of Canada in 2009 as part of the rollout of its European Equities platform. Subsequently, Fraser joined Arden Partners in 2017, as Head of Equities and a member of its Senior Management team.

Simon Jackson, Chief Finance Officer

Simon was Finance Director of Saunderson House Limited from January 2019 until March 2021, prior to its acquisition by Rathbone Brothers Plc, having previously been Group Finance Director of Brooks Macdonald Group plc from November 2000 to April 2018. In both roles he helped implement both organic and inorganic growth strategies whilst building finance capabilities that are essential to meet the increasing requirements of a growing, regulated business in public markets. Simon’s time at Brooks Macdonald included its admission to trading on AIM in 2005; between 2005 and 2017, Brooks Macdonald grew its funds under management from £371m to £11.7bn. Simon qualified as a chartered accountant with Macintyre Hudson, and spent 10 years with Rutland Trust plc, in a variety of senior finance roles, prior to joining Brooks Macdonald.

Stephen Balonwu, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Stephen has a unique mix of knowledge and experience. Trained and practiced as a barrister and then moving into corporate law at a major International City law firm, Dentons, and Head of Legal private bank and wealth management in global banks such as Citibank and Standard Chartered, which has enabled him to develop technical and leadership skills for transforming legal and compliance functions.

Stephen has a mix of both Wealth Management and Capital Markets Compliance experience, by virtue of his time at Deutsche Bank. His compliance role at EFG had significant WM overlap with WHI’s WM business as has their ownership of the EFG Harris Allday. As Head of Regulatory Compliance at EFG, he had insight across the Compliance functions and good insight of EFG Operational and Regulatory Risks.

John Cummins

John Cummins, Head of Research and COO Capital Markets

John began his career as an Equity Research Analyst in the City in 2002 and has worked for TD Waterhouse, Altium Securities and WH Ireland during this time. As an analyst, he has covered a wide range of businesses and sectors in the smaller companies space, both across AIM and the Main Market. John was part of the Capital Markets Research team that won the ‘Best Research’ category at the high profile AIM Awards and is one of several team members who have been ranked in the prestigious StarMine analyst awards. In addition to his Equity Research role, John is also COO of the Capital Markets Division.



We strive to recruit and develop the best talent; those who can work as part of our wider teams based across the UK. You will be joining a company where we are all committed to providing the highest levels of client service.

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