Financial Planning Specialists
Gary is Managing Director and Chair of Blue Sky’s Investment Committee. Establishing the business in 2002, Gary set out to create his vision for Financial Planning – working with clients to help them understand their choices fully and empower them to live the lives they want without fear or anxiety.
Russell’s role is predominantly to work with Gary to provide clients with a coherent strategy to meet their goals and manage their risks. Russell thrives on detail and is responsible for much of the portfolio management. He also provides clients with Final Salary Transfer advice.
Tammy is a Chartered Financial Planner. Her role is to work with the team to create personalised strategies for clients, helping them to become financially secure in the first instance, before showing them how, with financial guidance, they can enjoy the rest of their lives without undue worries.
Andrew Dunn (Gus)
Andrew – usually known as Gus – is a Chartered Wealth Manager. He joined Blue Sky from private banking and wealth management institution Coutts, where he was a business partner based in Chandlers Ford. Prior to Coutts he spent 25 years in a variety of leadership and management roles with NatWest Investments.
Business Support Team
In 2013 Peter joined us to help develop the business further. After a 30-year career managing leisure centres, it’s true to say that Peter did not set out to be involved in Financial Planning! He is however a truly great voice of experience when it comes to managing people and developing the client service proposition that sets us apart from our competitors.
Dave joined the Blue Sky team in 2010 after spending the majority of his career assisting businesses with Operations and Management. His role here is to assist Gary and the management team with coordinating and evaluating performance indicators, with the intention of delivering consistent and exceptional service standards to our clients.
Pam has worked with Gary for over 20 years and is a pivotal member of the team because of her vast experience. Pam ensures that our business systems and structures are as efficient and responsive as possible and manages the Client Database to deliver consistent client communications. Pam works closely with the management team.
Roy joined the Blue Sky team in early 2017 to manage ‘in-house’ some of our IT and technical requirements. He has previously worked as a business analyst for over 15 years and enjoys problem solving and process simplification. He works closely with Russell with administration and support functions.
Paul is our newest recruit, bringing a wide and varied background within financial services and his all-round knowledge in all aspects of T&C including Supervision, KPI, File Reviews, Recruitment Procedures and Business Development. With all the changes in compliance that lie ahead for our business, we thought it prudent to have a dedicated person helping us embrace the future.
Louise became PA to Gary Neild in 2016 bringing an immense amount of enthusiasm and organisation to the role. She is responsible for ensuring Gary is working to greatest efficiency and with a background in the recruitment and accountancy fields, she is not only commercially minded but incredibly focused on the client experience.
Michelle became a member of the Blue Sky team in mid 2017 to assist our planners and paraplanners with the fundamental support work that goes into providing exceptional customer service. She works closely with Robert in particular, and is a superb addition to the team.
Could this be you?
Blue Sky are always looking for the right people to join our business. If you believe you have something to bring to our professional, experienced and full of personality team please contact us. In the first instance, send you CV and Covering Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.