As you’ll see from our profiles, we’re a talented bunch with a wide range of qualifications. So, we’re ideally placed to provide you with the advice you need to make a success of managing your wealth. You’ll be pleased to know we’re also friendly, approachable and easy to work with.

Meet The Team

Wendy DevlinHead of Advisory Services

Wendy Devlin Dip CII, CIFA, CeMAP, MP&ER

Wendy advises private clients, specialising in long-term care and pension planning, and has helped many businesses achieve their long-term goals whilst keeping them compliant with workplace pensions.

Wendy is a highly experienced and qualified adviser who has worked in the corporate sector for over 10 years, and is currently close to obtaining Chartered status. In the two years since joining Richmond House she has qualified in the specialist area of long-term care advice. She also has a great deal of experience working with business owners in both protecting their wealth and extracting it tax-efficiently. She lives in Clifton and is actively involved with her local hockey club as Ladies club captain. Although she no longer plays, she now has time to watch her son play who is far better than she was! Richmond House Corporate Services
Carole KitchenerHead of Client Services
Carole joined the Richmond House Group in 1992 having worked for Schroders for eight years, running one of their Central London Branch Administration Teams.  At Richmond House Carole has progressed her career throughs several roles including running the Administration Team, Practice Manager, HR for the group and is currently Head of Operations and Corporate Client Services. Richmond House Corporate Services
Dawn StaffordHead of Governance
Dawn joined Carnelian Capital Management in April 2015, and has worked in the financial services sector for more than 30 years. She attained Certificates in Financial Planning – FPC1,2 & 3 in August 1997 and Certificate for Mortgage Advice- Cemap, in 2003. As Head of Governance, Dawn makes sure that things run smoothly in accordance with FCA compliance guidelines. Outside of work, Dawn’s interests include playing golf, Baking and walking the family dog – Betty Boo.
Kristina BaileyFinancial Planner

Kristina Bailey DipFA CeMAP

Kristina Bailey is a Financial Planning Consultant who is proud to be working for Richmond House Wealth Management, and who offers independent advice across a range of financial needs, keeping the client at the heart of everything she does.

Kristina has worked in financial services for the last 23 years, mainly specialising in working with private clients. She has a wealth of experience in financial planning, and provides a holistic range of solutions, including pensions, tax-efficient investments and protection plans. She offers a simple approach to often complicated situations, priding herself on her work ethic and her professionalism. Her passions are varied, from regular Zumba classes to running and equestrian activities. In addition, she loves to cook for her friends and family, although feels that her culinary skills could be improved.
John MerrifieldFinancial Planner

John Merrifield Dip PFS, Cert CII (MP)

John is a Financial Planning Consultant at Richmond House, and is proud to work for one of Hertfordshire’s leading financial advice and investment management companies.

John has over 28 years’ experience in the financial planning profession and has previously worked for some of the largest organisations in the field. During that time, he has specialised in tax efficient investment strategies, utilising the full range of solutions available. Inheritance Tax planning is a particular focus of his, helping clients to pass wealth down to the next generation rather than to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is passionate about providing his clients with an excellent ongoing service and building long-term relationships with his clients and their family members. John is an avid motorsport/Formula 1 fan and a member of Goodwood Road Racing Club, where he combines his love for period racing whilst providing advice to some well-known retired racing drivers. John also supports two charities, the PSP Association and more locally, The Watford New Hope Trust.
John DiazChartered Financial Planner

John Diaz is a Chartered Financial Planner, in his second decade in the financial services industry and specialises in Final Salary Pension Transfers. holding the licence as a Pension Transfer Specialist, enables John to offer full holistic advice. Clients range from those with young families to those in retirement, with the key similarity that they take their finances seriously. John works with clients to stay ahead and in control of their financial position, not only today, but over the years ahead on their financial journey.

Outside of work, John’s focus is his family and spending time with his two young sons . Time permitting John has passion for motorbikes and following motorsport.

Beth MillsFinancial Planner
Beth is a qualified financial planner dedicated to helping her clients secure and expand their wealth. From business owners to private individuals, Beth works closely with her clients to craft personalised financial plans that align with their long-term goals. Beth's commitment to professional growth is evident through her continuous studies, this dedication not only reflects her passion for her work but also her commitment to providing the highest level of service to her clients. Outside of work, Beth enjoys travelling and exploring the world. As an avid food enthusiast, Beth takes every opportunity to experience new dishes wherever her journeys take her.
Linsey GarnettTechnical Manager
Linsey Garnett is a Diploma qualified financial planning assistant with 18 years’ experience working in the financial services industry, the last 14 years working in small to medium IFA firms. She is customer focused and prides herself on building strong client relationships. Linsey works closely with her financial advisers to provide the best outcome for their clients and enjoys the challenge of creating bespoke recommendations for clients.
Gemma PearsonClient Support Manager
Gemma’s career in Financial Services began in 2017 when she took on the role managing the client support team at Richmond House. After three years in the role, Gemma decided to focus on building up her technical knowledge and transitioned to become a client support manager. Gemma enjoys supporting the advisers in the research and analysis of financial products and building good relationships with our clients. She is now focused on taking her R0 exams and gaining her diploma.
Chris HarveyClient Support Manager
After completing A Levels in Economics, Finance and ICT, Chris felt that the natural option was a career in the financial services. He began by developing his interpersonal skills at an estate agent head office for two years, and within that role his collaboration skills flourished. By joining Richmond House this matched his passion and drive to pursue a career in finance. He will be working towards financial planning qualifications over the coming years. In his spare time, he keeps in sync with local football teams and is an avid Chelsea supporter. Being technologically inclined, he also stays up to date with technological advances and hopes that he can incorporate this into his role.
Tracy AbbottClient Support Manager
Tracy has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services sector, she is an experienced and effective Financial Planning Assistant. Her qualifications include FPC 1 & 2. Tracy has worked in a variety of roles within the Financial Services Industry, her experience of both large and small companies gives her the ability to multi-task recognising and prioritising tasks and deadlines. She has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to provide reliable administrative and management support by applying her business knowledge across any industry. In her spare time Tracy enjoys reading, cooking, walking, holidays and spending time with her family and friends.
Toni SmithClient Support Manager
Toni started her career at Aviva in 2006, working as a pensions administrator. She joined Richmond House in 2017, and has enjoyed providing clients and advisers with administrative and technical support during this time. She is continuing to improve her knowledge of the industry having passed her R01 and now embarking on the next qualification. Outside of work, Toni helps coach gymnastics and enjoys running, completing the London half marathon last year (2019).
Ashley BrookClient Support Manager
I have spent most of my career in the financial sector based in and around London working for several product providers as well as IFA firms and SIPP and SSAS specialists. I believe in high quality customer service and enjoy analysing our client’s investment portfolios, pensions, protection and investment funds to ensure they are perfectly suited to their needs and objectives in life. Outside of Richmond House Wealth Management I run a small photography business specialising in wedding photography.
Hamish HowardAdministration Team Support
Georgina O’ConnellAssistant Client Support Manager

Georgina re -joined the Richmond House team as an administrator in October 2021 having previously work at Richmond House from 2017-2020. She has worked within financial services for over 10 years and obtained a Diploma Pension Administration in 2019 . Georgina works closely with the Paraplanning team creating reports for the annual review process. She has a strong customer service background and strives to deliver excellent client care.

Outside of work, Georgina enjoys spending time with her family including her two dogs, she has a passion for travel /foreign cultures & cuisine having previously worked in the airline industry for 20 years. Georgina enjoys History and loves to visit historical sites and museums. Georgina plays Badminton and tennis.

The Investment Management Team

Yvonne NealeInvestment Assistant
I have been a team member of the Investment Management team of Richmond House Wealth Management for seven years.  My main responsibility is the DFM client reporting, ensuring these are issued to the highest standard and in a timely manner. During my time at Richmond House Wealth Management I have had the opportunity to further my knowledge within my role.  I   have been awarded a CISI level 3 award for Introduction to Investments. Richmond House Investment Management

The Corporate Services Team

Peter MurphyBenefits Adviser

Peter Murphy Dip PFS

Peter advises employers on providing value-for-money benefits packages that help recruit and retain high-quality staff, as well as ensuring staff are aware of the schemes they benefit from, and appreciate the investment being made by their employer in them.

An independent financial adviser for nearly 25 years, Peter cut his teeth with two (now defunct) insurance companies between 1984 and 1992, then moved to the role of adviser and gravitated towards providing corporate financial advice. He advises companies small to large on staff benefits including pension schemes, group life insurance and group income protection. Peter appreciates that no two companies are the same, and that employee benefits packages must be tailored to the needs of both employer and employee. A part of his role involves dealing with the staff of these companies, ensuring they know how to make the best use of the schemes available to them. He also helps companies mitigate their risks by introducing them to keyperson insurance and shareholder protection policies. When not at work, Peter can be found cycling the highways and byways of Buckinghamshire and adjoining counties, and oscillating between delight and frustration at the ups and downs of Warwickshire and England cricket. Richmond House Corporate Services
Joanne HeadingtonClient Support Manager
Jo has worked in financial services for over 20 years working initially for providers within a pension review team and ISA call centre before moving to a sales support role. Jo decided the call to transfer to the financial adviser side of the industry was too strong to ignore and made the move in 2013.  In 2015 Jo joined the Richmond House Corporate Services Team specialising in group pensions and hasn’t looked back. Jo understands the importance of building and maintaining relationships and she has assisted many of our clients through Automatic Enrolment and beyond. Richmond House Corporate Services
Caroline DeardsClient Support Manager
Caroline supports the Corporate Services Team in the administration of company employee benefits packages including group life assurance, group income protection and group private medical insurance. Caroline has worked in financial services on & off over the last 44 years starting at Provident Mutual in the summer of 1976. Her role within the financial industry has always involved administering group polices, both domestic and international. She has also run domestic and international payrolls as well as managed credit control, sales ledger and purchase ledger during her time as an office manager. Her non-office based roles have included being a care assistant and a pub landlady. She took a break from work for 7 years when she was a stay at home Mum with her children and she now enjoys spending time with her Grandson. Outside of work, Caroline is a very sociable person who loves travelling and spending time with family and friends. Richmond House Corporate Services
Gareth JonesClient Support Manager
Gareth joined Richmond House in February 2020 and has worked in Financial Services for around 20 years and specialises in Group Risk and Corporate Pensions. He has worked at both insurers and Financial Advisers both locally and in the city during his career. He also has knowledge of individual protection, pension, investments and mortgages. He even once worked at a French speaking Financial Advisers! He has forayed briefly into other avenues including working with disadvantaged children and at a fine wine merchant. During his spare time, Gareth enjoys family life with his wife and son and his hobbies are watching football and genealogy. Richmond House Corporate Services


Selina RankinFinance Manager
Selina joined Carnelian in July 2018 as Finance Manager. She worked as a PA/Office Manager over a period of 15 years for various national and multinational companies, including The Ministry of Defence, Unilever, Ceridian and the National Childrenswear Association. Over the last 15 years she has run her own Design and Garden Maintenance business.  Selina enjoys travelling, skiing and walking her Norwich Terrier – Amber. She enjoys the great outdoors and time spent gardening. She is married with two teenage children.
Elisa MardellAccounts Assistant
Elisa has worked in financial services for over 25years. She joined the Richmond House Group accountancy team in 2013. Her work includes income reconciling, reporting and assisting others to produce accurate accounts. Over the 7 years at Richmond House Elisa has enjoyed broadening her accountancy skills to adapt to changes within the business. Outside of work Elisa is very active, she enjoys going to the gym, attending live music events and long walks with her dog.