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Meet our team

Executive committee

Richard Wilson – Chief Executive Officer

Richard joined the ii board as a non-executive director in 2015, and has been at the helm, as CEO, since March 2017.

Starting out as an operations clerk at Société Générale, Richard has been driving and delivering change across the finance industry for three decades, including leading roles in UK and European brokers and banks.

Richard Wilson

Deborah Byard – Chief Financial Officer

Deborah joined the business in 2008, as part of TD Direct Investing Finance, before the acquisition by ii in 2017. Deborah has over 25 years’ experience in senior Finance leadership roles in the wealth investment management sector, having also led teams previously in Barclays Stockbrokers. Deborah has a proven track record in financial and risk management, and has led many teams through large restructuring initiatives including several acquisition, divestments, and business integration projects.

John Tumilty – Chief Operating Officer

John has been leading the Technology strategy at ii since 2016. He has extensive IT experience in the financial sector, including working for Goldman Sachs in Tokyo, New York and London. Previous roles have included Head of Equity Technology for Goldman Sachs and CIO of UBS’ investment bank. John has been involved in several IT integrations and has consulted for firms in relation to their IT re-structuring.

Alain Courbebaisse - Chief Commercial Officer

Alain joined ii in March 2023 and is responsible for leading the commercial team and implementation of the commercial strategy, as well as leading ii’s business development and integration activity. Alain came to ii from Clearstream and brings a depth of Commercial, IT and Change experience in multinational financial services businesses, acquired in companies such as Euronext and Société Générale.

Chris Horner – Chief Risk Officer

Chris joined ii in 2015, from Lloyds Banking Group, and is now Chief Risk Officer for the firm. Chris has more than 30 years’ experience working in financial services, having joined the industry shortly after the Big Bang in the late 1980s. He has provided regulatory expertise and leadership within compliance at a number of organisations, including Skipton Building Society and GE.