Meet the Team

Karen Barrett

Chief Executive

Karen has nearly twenty years of marketing experience, much of which has been focused on utilising online technology and the media to market financial services to consumers. Prior to joining in 2001 Karen worked for Abbey National and Bradford & Bingley subsidiary Mortgage Express. She has worked extensively across digital brand strategy, online marketing, social media, communications and PR running cost effective integrated campaigns.


Frances Knight

Head of Marketing

Frances is a Chartered Marketer, and achieved a 2:1 degree in International Business Studies.  She has worked in financial services since 2005, firstly in pensions with the Punter Southall Group and later moving to adviser marketing. Frances manages all marketing activities including delivering new business initiatives and identifying opportunities for to work with industry partners. Frances has travelled across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railway and has a passion for snowboarding, sailing and cycling.


Claire Walsh

Head of Advice

Claire an award-winning Chartered Financial Planner at Independent Financial Advice firm Aspect 8 and Head of Advice at  At, Claire is the face of in broadcast media, regularly appearing in the media including BBC News, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4, Moneybox and Share Radio.  At Aspect 8 Claire handles all areas of personal financial planning including pensions, investments and savings, protection and tax planning, with retirement and inheritance tax planning a particular focus. In 2013 she was recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute of Brighton for Best Completed Advanced Diploma, and in 2014 she won Young IFA of the Year in the Media Awards. Outside of work Claire enjoys good food and wine and cycling, gym and playing tennis.


Clare Kissane

Director, Administration & Finance

Having graduated from Cambridge in 1981 with a 2:1 in Classics, Clare qualified as a Chartered Secretary while gaining experience in finance and admin at a number of blue chip companies and a few years in the charity sector. Clare has been working at since 2002 and is responsible for legal, financial and HR aspects of the day to day running of the business. Clare is an experienced sailor and has sailed to many corners of the globe including Majorca and Sardinia. When on dry land Clare is a keen photographer.


Rachael Healy

Product Marketing Executive

Following a one year work placement at, Rachael rejoined the team as a Marketing Executive in 2014 after graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a First Class Honours degree in Marketing. In her spare time Rachael enjoys reading and going out with her friends, and has recently started training to run a half-marathon. 


Tony Langham

Non-Executive Chairman

Tony is a strategic corporate communications consultant, entrepreneur and Non-Executive Director with over 30 years experience. He is Chief Executive of Lansons, the leading financial services communications consultancy he co-founded in 1989. Tony has advised since 1992 and has worked closely with all five of the organisation's Chief Executives. He became Non-Executive Chairman in 2011.