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Our People

Our People.

We make it personal.

We are different.

We are highly qualified wealth management specialists – as you would expect. What makes us different is our purpose. Everything starts with you – with a deep understanding of your life, your goals and your aspirations, and we build from there. Relationships are everything. We collaborate in exciting ways, coaching and unblocking, helping you to envision your future and define your dreams. You’ll find this stimulating approach makes our people a lot more inspiring, dynamic and rewarding to work with.

Meet some of our team

“It’s about the moment when a client suddenly realises their dream is possible. It’s an extraordinary feeling knowing our input has literally changed a life forever.”

I founded Independent Women because I wanted to make a difference in as many women’s lives as possible. Women face unique financial challenges in life and we’re self-sacrificing by nature, so it’s crucial that our finances are in the best shape that they possibly can be. Financial advice was so homogeneous and as a business owner and entrepreneur juggling a young family myself, I recognised that a very different approach was needed to engage with women like me. I wanted so much more for myself and for others. 26 years on and I’m incredibly proud to be a contributor to transforming the financial futures of so many.

Lesley Mackintosh

Founder & Financial Planner

“Financial empowerment is contagious. I love knowing that we set in motion a chain reaction of positive effects.”

I joined Independent Women 17 years ago because I was so inspired by the IW brand ethos and all it stands behind. Women supporting women, supporting others – it’s a powerful combination and we see it. I have a daughter and two sisters, and come from a different part of the world; I proudly support equality and the creation of opportunities for women and girls. Being instrumental in shaping a brand that stands for something I feel so passionately about is a privilege. My marketing role combines my love of branding, communications and client care, with crafting exceptional client experiences.
Jennifer Davy

Client Relationship & Marketing Manager

“Tax planning is a critical part of life, but particularly when you are an entrepreneur, business owner, or have high levels of wealth”

I have over 20 years of experience advising on personal and business tax planning, compliance, strategic matters, and acting as an expert witness for divorce and litigation, and have acted for a notable client base including businesses and individuals in the public eye, royalty and noted academics.
I guide clients on their personal and business tax, including succession, structuring, business sale and exit planning, and tax-efficient profit extraction, but fundamentally work closely with each person and their business to reach a bespoke plan which considers their wider (often complex) needs.

Zoe Davies

Partner, mazars private client; Fellow chartered certified accountant (FCCA); chartered tax adviser (CTA)

“Everyone deserves to feel good about their finances.”

I am passionate about enabling each of my clients and their families or businesses, to take control of their wealth and achieve long-term financial security. I think it’s really important that more of us feel confident when making money decisions. I really enjoy getting to know my clients – their individual priorities, aspirations and dreams, and then building the highly-personalised strategic plans to achieve them. I am a Chartered and Certified Financial Planner, based in London and I specialise in all areas of financial planning, including financial protection, investing, divorce planning, planning for retirement, plus later-life and inheritance tax planning.
Jennifer Massey
Chartered Financial Planner

“Financial education should be open to everyone, and I am passionate about helping my clients take control of their financial future and achieve their goals.”

I work closely with my clients, defining what is important to and creating bespoke strategies to ensure each of their financial futures is being looked after. I advise individuals and business owners, helping them achieve their personal and financial goals throughout the different stages of life. My expertise is investment planning, retirement planning, tax mitigation, trust & estate planning, and advising on personal and business protection requirements to ensure my clients’ financial plans are robust. I’m also a specialist in cashflow modelling demonstrating the short, medium and long-term impact that different financial planning options can achieve.
Allie Llewellyn
Chartered Financial Planner

“Providing clients with the knowledge, tools and confidence to achieve their financial goals is at the heart of what I do.”

Female empowerment is a topic close to my heart, and I am proud to be part of a brand which acknowledges the importance of this, enabling women to take control of their finances and achieve their objectives. By building long-term, meaningful relationships with my clients, I help them identify their goals and aspirations, creating bespoke, flexible plans to enable them and their family to achieve them. I am experienced supporting clients at every stage in their financial journey, from investments and wealth management, through to protection and retirement planning. Whether you have a goal in mind, or simply wish to better understand your finances, I am here to support you to work towards a prosperous future, whatever your stage in life.

Lindsey Docherty

Financial Planner

“I love that moment when a client suddenly realises that they can do something that they hadn’t thought was financially possible.”

I am a financial planner based in Glasgow advising on pensions, investments, protection, and cash flow planning. I work with clients to understand what is really important to them so that we can provide best advice tailored to their circumstances. My favourite part of the job is seeing clients achieve or move closer to their objectives year on year as a result of their planning. As well as working with individuals on their own planning, I have experience of working with financial guardians, attorneys, and trustees.
Katherine Diamond
Financial Planner

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