Our People

Our People

John Brennan, Chairman

John is one of the Founding Directors of Beaufort Securities which was originally established in 1992 under the name Hoodless Brennan. With over 30 years experience in the finance industry, John is a well known and highly respected industry figure within the Small Cap Market. John leads Beaufort’s drive to open up the Small Cap Market as well as the broader Stockmarket including International opportunities as investment opportunities for retail clients. He is a strong advocate of the use of technology provided by the Internet to enhance the service and communication that can be provided by today’s Stockbroker. John started his career back in 1974 with Sun Alliance, and in 1980 became an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Subsequently he has become a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. A proud father of a large family, he spends most of his weekends engaged in family activity.

John Brennan

Tanvier Malik, Chief Executive Officer

Tanvier has over 20 years of experience at various corporate finance houses, including Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Alberdale Partners. Tanvier was appointed Beaufort Securities’ Chief Executive Officer in 2012 and is also a director of Beaufort International Associated Ltd.

Tanvier Malik

Tahir Akbar FCCA, Chief Finance Officer

Tahir is a qualified accountant with over 8 years experience in various City accountancy firms including Baker Tilley. He spent 11 years as Group Financial Controller of a large UK-based food, beverage and tobacco wholesaler. Tahir became Beaufort Securities’ Chief Finance Officer in 2012 and is also a director of Beaufort International Associates Ltd.

Tahir Akbar

Jim Dolan, Head of Retail

Jim has spent the last 18 years in the City (London) working for a number of smaller companies retail client stockbrokers.

From 1997 he spent a three year period working in the commodities markets specialising in base and precious metals and in 2000 he returned to the Equities market with Hoodless Brennan (now Beaufort Securities).

2004 saw his appointment as Regional Director and relocation to Bristol to head up the firm’s regional office development programme. In January 2008 Jim return to the London office in his new role as Director – Head of Retail.

Jim Dolan

John Douthwaite, Chief Operations Officer

John has over 25 years experience in retail stockbroking and was instrumental in the creation of both City Deal Services, one of the fastest growing broking businesses in the 1990s, and more recently comdirect which merged in 2006 with Selftrade to form one of the UK’s largest retail execution only stockbrokers. John is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments and sits on a number of advisory panels and committees for both the CISI and Association of Private Client Stockbrokers and Investment Managers (APCIMS), the trade body representing private client stockbrokers and wealth managers.

John Douthwaite

Tim Chandler, Head of Stock Sourcing

Tim has worked in the Financial Services Industry for twenty-five years, twenty of those with Beaufort. He is one of the original founder shareholders of the company. Tim joined the board as a director two years ago and his days are mainly spent liaising with market counterparties. In his current role as Head of Stock Sourcing he is involved in the raising of capital for AIM companies.

Tim Chandler

Stephen Greenwood, Non Executive Director

Stephen qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978 and brings twenty five years experience of operating as an Executive Director in a number of complex business environments. Key achievements saw the transition of Birmingham Airport from a public sector owned business to a highly successful commercial Public & Private Partnership enterprise and re-establishing an LSE listed international professional services and consultancy business by leading the re-engineering of its business approach and methodology.

Stephen returned to Beaufort Securities (at that time known as HB Markets) as Finance Director in February 2010, in order to strengthen the management team following a period of significant change, then assumed the role of COO before becoming a Non Executive Director in 2013.

Stephen Greenwood

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