Interactive Investor

Board of Directors

Gordon Wilson

Gordon has more than 30 years’ experience of building distribution platforms at scale, most recently as the CEO and President of the global travel distribution platform, Travelport, from 2011 until 2019.  Travelport processed over 6 billion transactions a day across 180 countries delivering over $80bn in travel value to airlines, hotels and car rental companies. It also ran the primary operating systems for Delta Airlines and designed, built and ran the mobile apps of airlines including easyJet, Singapore Airlines and Etihad. He successfully took the company public on the New York Stock Exchange in September 2014 and then sold it to private equity in 2019.  During his executive career he has lived and worked in Portugal, South Africa and the United States.

He is also Chair of Ambassador Cruise Line, is a member of the Supervisory Board of BCD Holdings N.V. which includes the global travel management company, BCD Travel as well as the airport car parks operator, Park'n'Fly and is a Trustee of the Cooper's Hill Recreational Trust. Until April 2021 he was a Non-executive Director at William Hill PLC when it was successfully sold to Caesar's Entertainment Inc., he was Chairman of the BtoB payments business, eNett from 2016 to 2019 and was a member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council from 2011 to 2019.

Gordon has a Masters in Law from Clare College, Cambridge University. 

Tim Hanford

Tim is managing director of J.C. Flowers & Co. Europe and a member of the firm’s management committee. Prior to joining the firm in 2009, he worked with J.C. Flowers & Co. as co-head of FPK Capital and, prior to that, as head of private equity at Dresdner Bank and a member of the Institutional Restructuring Unit’s Executive Committee. His other experience includes serving as a Board Director of Schroders, based in Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he was Head of Structured Finance.

Tim also serves on the Boards of Directors of Castle Trust, Vitae Trading Company, EMOV Limited, CTC Manager Nominees and Antler Hold Co – ii’s parent company..

He received a B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham and an M.S. in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow.

John Baines

With more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, at executive and board level, John chairs ii’s Risk committee and brings with him a wealth of institutional, governance and regulatory knowledge. He also sits on the board of Bank of Ireland (UK). John is a chartered accountant who previously held executive roles at Coutts Group and RBS Wealth Management Division.

Jonathan Cox

Jonathan is a non-executive director and chairs the Audit Committee. He is a managing director at J.C. Flowers & Co. Prior to joining J.C. Flowers in 2012, he spent five years in investment banking, at Rothschild’s Financial Institutions Group and Credit Suisse. He qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG in London and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Jonathan is also a director of Oneglobal Banking and SB1 properties.

Gail Bragg

Gail is a non-executive director and chairs both our Integration and our Nomination and Remuneration committees. Before joining ii, Gail held key operational positions at Friends Life, serving as integration director for the merger with Aviva. Previously at AXA and RBS, Gail has a broad management background – including in risk, IT and supplier management – and is non-executive director of South West Ambulance Service Trust and Chair of Venturers Trust, a multi-academy trust in Bristol. 

John Veichmanis

John is a non-executive director and brings a depth of marketing and digital experience to the board. 
Over his 20-year career, he has held senior roles at leading digital and technology businesses, including Expedia, Skype, Apple and Dell.

John has been chief marketing officer at online luxury marketplace Farfetch since 2017, where he is responsible for brand marketing and global demand generation.

John McLaughlin

A non-executive member of the board and the chair of the Investment Governance Committee, John brings considerable investment experience to ii, having worked at Schroders for 25 years until retiring in 2017. He also sits as an independent on the board of T. Rowe Price UK Limited and on the investment committee of The Kings Fund. John is also a trustee of Surrey-based recycling charity Furnistore, which provides basic furniture to low-income families.

Richard Wilson

Richard has been CEO of interactive investor since March 2017. His passion for service and people has been central to his career and is at the heart of everything we stand for.

Starting out as an operations clerk at Societe Generale, Richard has for three decades been driving and delivering change across the finance industry, including leading roles in UK and European brokers and banks. He joined the ii board as a non-executive director in 2015, before taking over as CEO.

Barry Bicknell

Our CFO since 2011, Barry oversaw the creation of ii's execution capability before leading our transformation into one of the UK’s fastest-growing retail brokers. His strong financial and risk-management background includes roles at HSBC Investment Bank and WestLB Panmure. Barry, who is a qualified chartered accountant, has expertise in delivering controlled growth in online retail financial services, spending four years as finance director at CMC Markets during its global expansion.

Gavin Oldham

Gavin joined the board as a non-executive director in July 2020, following the acquisition of the firm he founded, The Share Centre, and chairs the Interaction Committee. He previously established Barclayshare (now Barclays Stockbrokers) for Barclays Bank, and now plays an active role in business affairs and is a regular contributor to radio and TV. 

He received the Editor’s award for services to private investors from the FT/Investors Chronicle in 2013. Gavin was recently awarded an OBE for his work supporting children and young people through The Share Foundation.