Delivery.
It's our only
state of mind.

Anchura is a specialist financial services consultancy. We only provide experienced practitioners and because our professionals bring skills, knowledge and success from other financial institutions, they arrive with the ability and confidence to make immediate progress in yours.

Statement from Keith Wilson, CEO of Anchura, regarding the UK’s decision to leave the EU:

‘The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have a significant impact on businesses based in the UK and across the EU. Our people are already supporting Anchura’s clients in determining and understanding the implications.
While it is clear that UK businesses are flexible and creative, there will of course be uncertainty over the coming months as the economic, political and legal issues are resolved. Anchura is committed to supporting its clients as we all adapt to new market paradigms and associated opportunities.’

Mission Delivery

"Anchura provides a unique combination of flexible resourcing solutions and industry knowledge, which is simply not offered by more traditional consulting firms"

COO Derivatives Management, Tier 1 Investment Bank
  • Mission delivery

    Mission delivery

    We are experienced financial services practitioners who understand your business objectives and operate as part of your team. Our aim is to help you deliver challenging “missions” when you don’t have the time, skills or teams to do it yourself.

  • Immediate progress

    Immediate progress

    We provide accomplished specialists and teams ready to create immediate delivery progress. Whether we help you deliver large-scale change or fulfil a short-term need, you can rely on us.

  • You amplified

    You amplified

    We only employ highly experienced individuals. This means we get totally involved and are single-minded about achieving your objectives – so now your potential is amplified.

  • Totally involved

    Totally involved

    We are about making an impact and achieving results, not just producing presentations. So we don’t simply advise or sit on the sidelines, we roll up our sleeves, get our hands dirty and actually do the work. Being passionate operators we make decisions, we execute and we deliver.

  • On your team

    On your team

    We are unlike traditional consultants, who often work in isolation or apart from your business. We work seamlessly as part of your team, building relationships to truly augment your capabilities, transferring our knowledge and experience, and increasing your team’s capacity and capability.

  • Mission delivery

    Mission delivery

    We are experienced financial services practitioners who understand your business objectives and operate as part of your team. Our aim is to help you deliver challenging “missions” when you don’t have the time, skills or teams to do it yourself.

    Immediate progress

    Immediate progress

    We provide accomplished specialists and teams ready to create immediate delivery progress. Whether we help you deliver large-scale change or fulfil a short-term need, you can rely on us.

    You amplified

    You amplified

    We only employ highly experienced individuals. This means we get totally involved and are single-minded about achieving your objectives – so now your potential is amplified.

  • Totally involved

    Totally involved

    We are about making an impact and achieving results, not just producing presentations. So we don’t simply advise or sit on the sidelines, we roll up our sleeves, get our hands dirty and actually do the work. Being passionate operators we make decisions, we execute and we deliver.

    On your team

    On your team

    We are unlike traditional consultants, who often work in isolation or apart from your business. We work seamlessly as part of your team, building relationships to truly augment your capabilities, transferring our knowledge and experience, and increasing your team’s capacity and capability.

"The quality of the work and the professionalism of the team provided by Anchura has surpassed my expectations. Their contribution has been instrumental in the development of the necessary structure and governance required for a programme of this size. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for professional, hard-working team players who have the enthusiasm and drive to make change happen"

Risk Programme Director, Tier 1 Investment Bank

OurHistory

Paul Ford, Anchura’s founder explains why he started the company and why Anchura’s model has resonated with our clients

Our Delivery Model

When your objective is clear and your business needs are well understood, mission delivery is about focus.

Success is about having a team with the right skills, experience and determination to succeed whatever the challenge.

We partner with you to understand your goals and objectives. Using practitioners with the correct skills and knowledge, we create tailored solutions and then provide the oversight and management to ensure you get the desired outcomes.

"The value in our relationship with Anchura is that they truly understand our needs, both in experience and personality. I have used them for over three years now and they have very successfully fulfilled my requirements quickly and easily."

Controls COO, Tier 1 Investment Bank

Where you have a specific, short-term need, our practitioners can make an immediate impact. We can support you to maintain business-critical functions and give you the capacity you require until you put a longer-term solution in place.

"Anchura provided short term, high quality resource quickly and effectively – I think the lead time was as little as 2 weeks from initial discussion to onboarding. The flexibility of the relationship is invaluable given my team has such a material but unpredictable workload”

COO Counterparty Risk, Tier 1 Investment Bank

We have a proven ability to support our clients to drive large-scale change in a strategic, pragmatic way.

"I would highly recommend Anchura’s services to anyone looking for professional, hard-working team players who have the enthusiasm and drive to make change happen"

COO, Tier 1 Investment Bank

Delivery Specialism

Anchura supports you in delivering your objectives using industry knowledge gained in-house at top tier organisations. We engage where and when you need us most – adding expertise and creating bandwidth.

Front Office Business Optimisation

Front Office Business Optimisation

  • Strategy Planning & Delivery
  • Business Growth
  • Product Delivery
  • FO Operating Models
  • Cost Control & Efficiency
  • Sales Force Effectiveness
  • Client Account Management
Front Office Business Optimisation

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Front Office Protecting the Franchise

Front Office Protecting the Franchise

  • Front Office Controls
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Conduct Risk
  • Governance
  • Remediation
Front Office Protecting the Franchise

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Risk

Risk

  • Risk Change
  • Risk Framework Design & Enhancement
  • Risk Advisory & Culture
  • Governance & Policy
  • Capital Optimisation
  • Risk Operating Models
Risk

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Compliance

Compliance

  • Regulatory Change
  • Compliance
  • Conduct Risk
  • Reg. Operating Models
  • Compliance Infrastructure
Compliance

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Business Change

Business Change

  • Front to Back Optimisation
  • Operating Model Design & Implementation
  • Subject Matter Input
  • Design & Delivery of Change Programmes
  • Business Architecture & Programme Management
Business Change

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Our Delivery
Mindset

We are expert financial services practitioners, not career consultants or inexperienced juniors. We deploy subject matter experts with the knowledge and experience to execute your agenda with minimal direction.

  • 10th October 2016

    Anchura Articles: Looking Ahead

    October 2016

    Five headaches for investment banks in the next 12 months

    Paul Ford, founder of Anchura Partners outlines the big worries for investment banks in 2017, and says that Brexit is not one of them

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  • Anchura Articles: Why We Are Here

    October 2016

    “No one at Anchura Partners is a career consultant. We all have banking experience. We approach problems from a practical perspective, not a theoretical one. We have been
    in your shoes and we know what it’s like.”

    This short article gives an insight into why Anchura was founded and why, over the past 6 years, our model and services have become even more relevant to our clients

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  • 7th October 2016

    Anchura Insights: Governance, Risks & Controls Optimisation

    October 2016

    How can Senior Managers optimise their firm’s control environment to manage non-financial risks?

    An Anchura Insight written by Danny Roukin & Gaspard Biosse Duplan

     

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Key People

  • Simon Ball

    Simon Ball

    Chairman

    Simon became Chairman of the Anchura Group in February 2014. Simon has had a successful career spanning over thirty years, predominantly in financial services, having held a variety of senior roles within Dresdner Kleinwort, the Robert Fleming Group, HMG Department for Constitutional Affairs and 3i Group plc. Simon is currently a Non-Executive Director of Allied Irish Banks plc and a member of the Board of Commonwealth Games England.

  • Keith Wilson

    Keith Wilson

    Chief Executive

    Keith is the Chief Executive of Anchura. He has over 13 years’ experience within investment banking and wealth management, and joined Anchura from Coutts where he was COO of Products & Services and Head of Product Development. Prior to Coutts, Keith held senior positions at Barclays, Citi and Linklaters. During his career, Keith has led global teams tasked with the creation and delivery of innovative solutions to a broad range of clients both inside and outside the financial sector. He is also a qualified lawyer.

  • Paul Ford

    Paul Ford

    Founder

    Paul is the Founder of Anchura and is the Executive Chairman of Anchura Partners Services Ltd. Paul has over 25 years’ operational and financial experience with strong skills in building financial services capabilities, client coverage and restructuring. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Ultra High Net Worth business at Barclays Wealth, and Head of Client Strategy and COO to the CEO in EMEA at Credit Suisse. Paul started his corporate career at Accenture and prior to that he was an Army Officer in the Royal Engineers.

  • Ian Davis

    Ian Davis

    Managing Partner

    Ian is a Managing Partner at Anchura with over 20 years’ financial services knowledge. He has extensive experience in business change and transformation. He has held senior management and advisory roles and has previously worked at UBS, was a Partner at PwC and most recently COO at Aviva Investors.

  • Rash Phullar

    Rash Phullar

    Client Partner

    Rash is a Client Partner at Anchura with 20 years’ financial services experience. A proven Front Office COO, Rash held several Managing Director positions within RBS, where he was most recently Head of Strategy Implementation and Global Equities COO. Rash specialises in implementing front-to-back business strategies and COO best practices that enable business change and optimisation and deliver effective day-to-day business management.

  • Simon Virgo

    Simon Virgo

    Client Partner

    Simon is a Client Partner at Anchura with 20 years’ experience managing and delivering business change. He has held senior management positions in top tier banks including as a Capital Markets COO, and has a track record in developing and delivering large scale operating model changes and managing portfolios of change for clients.

  • Danny Roukin

    Danny Roukin

    Client Partner

    Danny is a Client Partner at Anchura and has over 17 years’ consulting and operational experience. Danny’s key areas of expertise comprise business management, programme management, management information systems and product control. As an independent consultant, Danny worked across a variety of roles at Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank. He started his career as a management consultant at Accenture and Capco.

  • Sonja Du Plessis

    Sonja Du Plessis

    Client Partner

    Sonja is a Client Partner at Anchura with 25 years’ financial services experience. She is a chartered accountant (SA) and a risk management specialist. Sonja has held senior line management roles at Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group and as a consultant with PWC and EY, where she was a partner. Sonja has extensive experience delivering successful change programmes with a focus on business optimisation, whilst achieving regulatory compliance.

  • Massimiliano Delle Donne

    Massimiliano Delle Donne

    Client Partner

    Massi is a Client Partner and has 22 years’ experience in insurance, investment banking, wealth and asset management and private equity. He has an MBA and a degree in actuarial science. Massi was an MD at Barclays’ investment bank where he had various senior front office roles in product development, distribution and asset management. Within private equity his role focused on acquisition and restructuring of asset managers. Massi specialises in investment product development and distribution governance and financial services business model transformation.

  • Mark Templeman

    Mark Templeman

    Delivery Director

    Mark is a Delivery Director at Anchura, with over 15 years' financial services experience working in senior roles in both COO and Technology functions. Mark has delivered a variety of complex projects across Equity Derivatives and Fixed Income Prime across multiple clients including RBS, Credit Suisse, UBS and Goldman Sachs. Mark specialises in working with Front Office businesses defining and implementing their platform strategy.

  • Gaspard Biosse Duplan

    Gaspard Biosse Duplan

    Delivery Director

    Gaspard is a Delivery Director at Anchura and has 10 years experience of strengthening the control environment of Risk functions in IB and delivering regulatory change with a key focus on Market and Operational Risk. Gaspard held the position of Head of Market Risk Controls at Barclays and his earlier career includes positions at Deloitte in Risk Consulting & Internal Audit at Mizuho and Barclays.

  • Brian Dean

    Brian Dean

    Chief People Officer

    Brian Dean is the Chief People Officer at Anchura. He has over 17 years’ experience in HR, developing people strategies and delivering major transformation programmes. He has a track record of executing large-scale transformational programmes in complex environments. He was previously Head of Talent and Resourcing for Vodafone, and held similar senior-level positions in a number of financial services organisations. Prior to his corporate career, Brian served as an Army officer.

  • Alessia Zuliani

    Alessia Zuliani

    Chief Operating Officer

    Alessia has recently taken over the role of Chief Operating Officer at Anchura after two years in the company as a Delivery Director. Alessia has led teams in delivering complex people, process and technology change programmes from the design phase through to execution, in the financial sector and beyond. Prior to joining Anchura, Alessia worked for a medium-sized health tech company to prepare them for their IPO launch on the mid-Cap market. In her career Alessia has also held positions at Credit Suisse, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting and Barclays.

  • Michael Brannan

    Michael Brannan

    Commercial Director

    Michael is the Commercial Director at Anchura. He started his career in management consultancy, focussing on large change programmes in the retail sector before working as the Head of Strategic Programme Office for Marks and Spencer Store Development group. Prior to his current role, Michael was the Operations Director at Anchura.

  • Kerrie Evans

    Kerrie Evans

    Chief Financial Officer

    Kerrie is the Chief Financial Officer. After studying Economics at Nottingham University Kerrie trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, qualifying in 2002. Kerrie has experience across multiple sectors including FTSE companies and acted as Finance Director of an independent nightclub chain.

  • Simon Ball

    Simon Ball

    Chairman

    Simon became Chairman of the Anchura Group in February 2014. Simon has had a successful career spanning over thirty years, predominantly in financial services, having held a variety of senior roles within Dresdner Kleinwort, the Robert Fleming Group, HMG Department for Constitutional Affairs and 3i Group plc. Simon is currently a Non-Executive Director of Allied Irish Banks plc and a member of the Board of Commonwealth Games England.

    Keith Wilson

    Keith Wilson

    Chief Executive

    Keith is the Chief Executive of Anchura. He has over 13 years’ experience within investment banking and wealth management, and joined Anchura from Coutts where he was COO of Products & Services and Head of Product Development. Prior to Coutts, Keith held senior positions at Barclays, Citi and Linklaters. During his career, Keith has led global teams tasked with the creation and delivery of innovative solutions to a broad range of clients both inside and outside the financial sector. He is also a qualified lawyer.

    Paul Ford

    Paul Ford

    Founder

    Paul is the Founder of Anchura and is the Executive Chairman of Anchura Partners Services Ltd. Paul has over 25 years’ operational and financial experience with strong skills in building financial services capabilities, client coverage and restructuring. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Ultra High Net Worth business at Barclays Wealth, and Head of Client Strategy and COO to the CEO in EMEA at Credit Suisse. Paul started his corporate career at Accenture and prior to that he was an Army Officer in the Royal Engineers.

  • Ian Davis

    Ian Davis

    Managing Partner

    Ian is a Managing Partner at Anchura with over 20 years’ financial services knowledge. He has extensive experience in business change and transformation. He has held senior management and advisory roles and has previously worked at UBS, was a Partner at PwC and most recently COO at Aviva Investors.

    Rash Phullar

    Rash Phullar

    Client Partner

    Rash is a Client Partner at Anchura with 20 years’ financial services experience. A proven Front Office COO, Rash held several Managing Director positions within RBS, where he was most recently Head of Strategy Implementation and Global Equities COO. Rash specialises in implementing front-to-back business strategies and COO best practices that enable business change and optimisation and deliver effective day-to-day business management.

    Simon Virgo

    Simon Virgo

    Client Partner

    Simon is a Client Partner at Anchura with 20 years’ experience managing and delivering business change. He has held senior management positions in top tier banks including as a Capital Markets COO, and has a track record in developing and delivering large scale operating model changes and managing portfolios of change for clients.

  • Danny Roukin

    Danny Roukin

    Client Partner

    Danny is a Client Partner at Anchura and has over 17 years’ consulting and operational experience. Danny’s key areas of expertise comprise business management, programme management, management information systems and product control. As an independent consultant, Danny worked across a variety of roles at Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank. He started his career as a management consultant at Accenture and Capco.

    Sonja Du Plessis

    Sonja Du Plessis

    Client Partner

    Sonja is a Client Partner at Anchura with 25 years’ financial services experience. She is a chartered accountant (SA) and a risk management specialist. Sonja has held senior line management roles at Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group and as a consultant with PWC and EY, where she was a partner. Sonja has extensive experience delivering successful change programmes with a focus on business optimisation, whilst achieving regulatory compliance.

    Massimiliano Delle Donne

    Massimiliano Delle Donne

    Client Partner

    Massi is a Client Partner and has 22 years’ experience in insurance, investment banking, wealth and asset management and private equity. He has an MBA and a degree in actuarial science. Massi was an MD at Barclays’ investment bank where he had various senior front office roles in product development, distribution and asset management. Within private equity his role focused on acquisition and restructuring of asset managers. Massi specialises in investment product development and distribution governance and financial services business model transformation.

  • Mark Templeman

    Mark Templeman

    Delivery Director

    Mark is a Delivery Director at Anchura, with over 15 years' financial services experience working in senior roles in both COO and Technology functions. Mark has delivered a variety of complex projects across Equity Derivatives and Fixed Income Prime across multiple clients including RBS, Credit Suisse, UBS and Goldman Sachs. Mark specialises in working with Front Office businesses defining and implementing their platform strategy.

    Gaspard Biosse Duplan

    Gaspard Biosse Duplan

    Delivery Director

    Gaspard is a Delivery Director at Anchura and has 10 years experience of strengthening the control environment of Risk functions in IB and delivering regulatory change with a key focus on Market and Operational Risk. Gaspard held the position of Head of Market Risk Controls at Barclays and his earlier career includes positions at Deloitte in Risk Consulting & Internal Audit at Mizuho and Barclays.

    Brian Dean

    Brian Dean

    Chief People Officer

    Brian Dean is the Chief People Officer at Anchura. He has over 17 years’ experience in HR, developing people strategies and delivering major transformation programmes. He has a track record of executing large-scale transformational programmes in complex environments. He was previously Head of Talent and Resourcing for Vodafone, and held similar senior-level positions in a number of financial services organisations. Prior to his corporate career, Brian served as an Army officer.

  • Alessia Zuliani

    Alessia Zuliani

    Chief Operating Officer

    Alessia has recently taken over the role of Chief Operating Officer at Anchura after two years in the company as a Delivery Director. Alessia has led teams in delivering complex people, process and technology change programmes from the design phase through to execution, in the financial sector and beyond. Prior to joining Anchura, Alessia worked for a medium-sized health tech company to prepare them for their IPO launch on the mid-Cap market. In her career Alessia has also held positions at Credit Suisse, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting and Barclays.

    Michael Brannan

    Michael Brannan

    Commercial Director

    Michael is the Commercial Director at Anchura. He started his career in management consultancy, focussing on large change programmes in the retail sector before working as the Head of Strategic Programme Office for Marks and Spencer Store Development group. Prior to his current role, Michael was the Operations Director at Anchura.

    Kerrie Evans

    Kerrie Evans

    Chief Financial Officer

    Kerrie is the Chief Financial Officer. After studying Economics at Nottingham University Kerrie trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, qualifying in 2002. Kerrie has experience across multiple sectors including FTSE companies and acted as Finance Director of an independent nightclub chain.

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41 Madison Ave.
New York. NY 10010

+1 212 784 6245