Meet our Executive Team

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke

Chief Executive

Chris joined the AdviserPlus management team in 2001 as a business start up. Today, Chris is Chief Executive of AdviserPlus with responsibility for leading the continued performance and success of the business and delivering shareholder value.

Before joining AdviserPlus, Chris held a senior HR role with CRT Group Plc, where she worked with the leadership team on an aggressive acquisition and growth strategy which saw the group grow to £400 million turnover and 2,500 employees, operating from 200 locations.

Prior to this, Chris held senior HR positions with Reuters, International Computers and Security Pacific Eurofinance.

Craig Fairey

Craig Fairey

Chief Financial Officer

Craig joined AdviserPlus in May 2015 as Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for driving the financial performance of the business.

Craig is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in the business services sector, 17 years of which have been as Finance Director/CFO with organisations in the technology, legal services and testing & inspection industries.

Most recently, Craig was a Board member and Group CFO of Edif Group, where he completed eight acquisitions to establish a strong international presence and launch platforms in two core service areas.

Marcus Beaver

Marcus Beaver

Sales & Marketing Director

Marcus joined AdviserPlus in May 2017 and is our newest Board member, with 20 years’ experience in HR services and technology, with roles across sales, marketing and management consulting.

His time at Oracle was operating in their HCM applications business, specialising in E-Business Suite and PeopleSoft HRMS. He then joined Symatrix as Sales Director, an Oracle Platinum partner specialised in ‘Fusion’ HCM Cloud applications consulting and managed services, where he managed the sales and pre-sales teams, as well as the alliance relationship with Oracle.

More recently Marcus was a Director at KPMG in their HR Transformation and Cloud Technology practice, leading their Powered HR proposition based on Oracle and Workday’s cloud HCM solutions.

Maria Mallet

Maria Mallet

Chief Operating Officer

Maria recently joined AdviserPlus as Chief Operating Officer, with over 20 years’ experience in various HR roles, mainly within HR Operations, where she continually drove HR operational excellence.

She has previously worked in various sectors including Telecoms and FMCG. Maria joins AdviserPlus from KPMG where she headed up the People Services and Technology teams. Her ability to drive commercial operational man management, project management and business process engineering has seen her lead teams in her time in Disney and Coca Cola for both the business and HR.

More recently Maria worked for Telefonica O2 where she ran the European People Service Centre.

Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell

Commercial Director

Since joining AdviserPlus in 2005, Michael has undertaken a variety of roles supporting the growth of the business.

Michael is currently Product Development Director, with responsibility for product innovation and development, IT, MI and data quality.

Michael joined AdviserPlus from Sage Group plc, where he held a variety of roles in Customer Services and a commercial role developing Sage’s service streams.  Building on his law degree and professional tax qualifications, Michael’s early career included roles with Coopers & Lybrand and JD Wetherspoon plc.

Sarah Penrose

Sarah Penrose

Executive Consultant

Sarah joined AdviserPlus in 2001. As Executive Consultant, she has responsibility for driving retention and development of existing clients.

Before joining AdviserPlus, she was HR Director of BNB Resources and was MD of its recruitment outsourcing subsidiary, where she developed a successful online recruitment proposition and an innovative RPO and assessment service offering.

Prior to this, she held a number of senior HR and Business Director roles in private and quoted companies including Imperial Group, The Cable Corporation and Lex Commercial.

Yvonne Wilcock

Yvonne Wilcock

Client Relationship Director

Yvonne joined AdviserPlus in 2015 with responsibility for driving the growth of the business though new client acquisition and existing client account growth.

She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with over 25 years’ experience of HR in the Banking and Telecomms sectors.  Before joining AdviserPlus, Yvonne worked for BT Group for 9 years in a variety of senior HR roles in its Consumer, Wholesale and Openreach businesses.

Her final role in BT was HR Director for BT Consumer Customer Care. Prior to BT, Yvonne held a number of senior roles in both HR and Customer Service contact centre management in the banking industry.

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If you are interested in finding out more about our HR solutions, please complete our form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Wirral Office: AdviserPlus Business Solutions Ltd, Woodcourt, Riverside Park, Southwood Road, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 3QX, UK

Yorkshire Office: AdviserPlus Business Solutions Ltd, Salts Mill Road, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 7EZ, UK (for Sat- nav use BD17 7EJ)

Tel:  +44 (0)844 327 2293
Fax:  +44 (0)151 482 3295

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