Our Team

Our Advisers

James Hyde
Managing Director
James joined Forrester-Hyde full time on 6 October 2003, has achieved his Diploma in Financial Planning and is closing in on Chartered status. James assumed the role of Managing Director on 1 December 2018, is Head of Corporate Client and sits on the Investment Committee.
Matthew Barber
Chief Executive
Matt joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 November 1988 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. Alongside being Managing Director of Forrester-Hyde, Matthew is also Head of Private Client and chairs the Investment Committee.
James Dear
Director
James joined Forrester-Hyde on 16 July 2007 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. James advises both Corporate and Individual Clients and sits on the Investment Committee.
Jonathan Gray
Senior Financial Adviser
Jonathan joined Forrester-Hyde on 29 March 1999 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. Jonathan specialises in Retirement Planning and works closely with Mike Robinson on all aspects of Technical Pension and sits on the Investment Committee.
Mike Robinson
Director
Mike joined Forrester-Hyde on 31 October 1988 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. Mike is our Pensions Technical Director, working alongside Jonathan Gray specialising in all aspects of technical Pension, Pension Self Investment and Retirement Planning. He also sits on the Investment Committee.
Howard Imbert
Director
Howard joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 August 1995, has achieved his Diploma in Financial Planning and is close to attaining Chartered status. Howard is Head of Corporate Risk and in tandem with Jan Burton specialises in Mortgages and Individual Protection.
Jan Burton
Senior Administrator & Mortgage Adviser
Jan joined Forrester-Hyde on 7 August 2006 and works with Howard Imbert in the management of our Corporate Risk Schemes. In addition, having worked for eleven years with HSBC and Barclays as a Mortgage Adviser, lends her significant expertise as a Mortgage Adviser and in the administration of Individual Protection.
Ray Turner
Trainee Financial Adviser
Ray joined Forrester-Hyde on 21 August 2017, after graduating from the University of Exeter with a First Class degree in History and Politics. Ray has since achieved the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning and is at present working towards Chartered Status. Ray will support and learn from our team of advisers as part of his training programme.

Our Team

Jakob Payne
Investment Manager
Jakob joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 July 2014 as an Investment Analyst and was promoted to Investment Manager on 1 March 2018. Since joining, he has achieved the Investment Management Certificate, the Advance Diploma in Financial Planning and therefore Chartered Status. Jakob manages our Model Portfolios and sits on the Investment Committee.
David Spendiff
Investment Analyst
David joined Forrester-Hyde on 16th March 2018 and has begun studying towards the Diploma in Financial Planning. David will support Jakob in the research and analysis required to run our investment portfolios.
Amber Walters  – Paraplanner, Forrester Hyde
Amber Walters
Paraplanner
Amber joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 October 2012 and is currently working towards her Certificate in Financial Planning. Amber’s time is currently split between supporting our team of advisers, working primarily alongside James Hyde and James Dear, and assisting in the day to day running of our Client Portfolios.
Alison Scott – Paraplanner, Forrester Hyde
Alison Scott
Paraplanner
Alison joined Forrester-Hyde on 6 July 1992 and has attained her Certificate in Financial Planning. Alison primarily supports Mike Robinson and Jonathan Gray.
Meryl Crossley
Paraplanner
Meryl joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 March 2017 and is currently working towards her Certificate in Financial Planning. Meryl provides full support to our team of advisers for all pension and investment related tasks.
Julie Darby – Senior Administrator, Forrester Hyde
Julie Darby
Senior Administrator
Julie joined Forrester-Hyde on 9 October 1989 and has achieved the Certificate in Financial Planning. Julie works in tandem with Cheryl as Senior Administrators in the management of Corporate Pension Schemes.
Cheryl Shrimplin – Senior Administrator, Forrester Hyde
Cheryl Shrimplin
Senior Administrator
Cheryl joined Forrester-Hyde on 28 March 1994 and is a Senior Administrator specialising in Corporate Pension Schemes, working in tandem with Julie Darby.
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