The Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers
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FEIFA is managed by an Executive Committee comprised of the following current members:

Paul Stanfield
Chief Executive
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Having worked in the financial services industry for over two decades, in both the UK and mainland Europe, Paul has considerable experience in both the provision of ​independent advice and the promotion and distribution of investment funds and financial products.

Now based in London, after many years living and working on the continent, Paul is responsible for the day-to-day management of FEIFA, including the assessment of prospective members and the development of the Federation's marketing and promotional activities.

Paul is also the Secretary General of FECIF - www.fecif.org - a trade association representing more than 500,000 professionals across Europe. In addition, Paul runs a specialist consultancy business, which provides marketing and business development services for investment houses, trust companies, international pension providers and IFAs.

John Westwood
Chairman
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​​​​​John has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and is the Managing Dir​ector of the Blacktower Group of Companies which includes the Nexus IFA Network.

John is a highly experienced financial adviser with a substantial degree of knowledge of both UK and European financial services and taxation matters.

In addition to his corporate duties as Managing Director of the Blacktower Group, he continues to provide advice to many high net worth clients within Europe and International markets.

John also heads up the Blacktower Group’s new Cayman Islands business.​​​

Christopher Marriott
Vice Chairman & Treasurer
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​​​​​Christopher originally qualified as a Certified Financial Planner in the UK and has been advising clients on their financial planning needs for over 20 years.

Having worked in the financial services profession in the UK for ten years prior to moving to Switzerland, Christopher then took his significant experience and established his own company so he could look after clients in a more personal, holistically, individual way and on a more long-term orientated basis than is often the case.

He is currently the Managing Director of Blackden Financial S.A., a Swiss-based and regulated company specialising in offering independent and impartial wealth management and financial planning advice to the international community.​​​

Jason O'Connell
Secretary
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​​​​​Jason has been involved in the international finance industry for many years.

Having worked in the Netherlands for some time, he then formed Grosvenor Asset ​Management, which re-branded and restructured as Imperius Asset Management in the middle of 2009.

As a Director of Imperius, Jason continues to be involved in advising clients, working within the company's ethos, assisting clients to: "Create, Grow, Preserve and Pass on Wealth".​​​

Imperius provides independent advice to expatriate investors in a number of European countries.​

Andrew Jackson
Executive Committee Member
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​​​​​Andrew is a successful businessman with considerable experience in financial services, he also has significant interest and experience in building value in real estate, title insurance and private equity.

Andrew established Capital Growth solutions in 2002. Prior to establishing CGS, he was the Regional Manager for OIS Ltd., a financial brokerage based in Budapest, serving the Central European markets.

Former chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Budapest and Chairman of the city's Lions Club, he is generous in his support of youth development through participation in sport.​​​

He studied business at the University of Hertfordshire and holds a Diploma of Finance and Insurance.​