Our Team

With a passion for delivering value and building long-term relationships, backed by wealth of experience, our team of professionals are our greatest asset.

Jim Dolan FCSI

Managing Director

Jim is a qualified Chartered Wealth Manager with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI). He started his career with Friends Provident in 1991 and has worked for a number of private client stockbrokers, including three years trading commodities (base and precious metals) and currencies. Jim has a wealth of experience in trading techniques and strategies across various asset classes. He has held directorships with both private client investment and IFA firms. Before joining Creechurch, Jim held a non-executive directorship of a multi-award winning UK based discretionary fund manager.

Miles Ashworth

Head of Private Wealth – Director

Miles started his career in life assurance with Friends Provident International and has 15+ years’ experience in various roles within the wider financial services industry. In 2012 he joined Creechurch Capital as a Portfolio Manager with responsibility for managing client investment portfolios and has been a senior member of the investment strategy group and co-manager of the investment funds for 5+ years. In addition to his investment responsibilities and role as Head of Private Wealth, Miles is involved in the implementation of strategy at executive board level. Miles is a qualified investment manager and Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

Rachael Bajard Chartered FCSI

Business Development Director

Rachael has a strong international background & network, having looked after investment clients in the UK, Switzerland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.  She started her career with Coutts Bank in the Isle of Man, before moving to Switzerland with Coutts where she managed a global portfolio of private clients for 10 years. Returning to the UK in 2009 she joined Regent Capital, a London-based company specialising in tax-efficient investments, predominantly within UK commercial property.

Since 2015 she has been based on the Isle of Man, initially working for Barclays Wealth & Investment Management within personal investments, covering both the local market and the Channel Islands.

Before joining Creechurch, Rachael worked for The Sancus Group, an alternative property finance provider, where she looked after a portfolio of professional ‘co funders’ within both the family office and private wealth sectors.

Anthony Cooke

Head of Compliance

Raised in the Isle of Man from an early age, Anthony has over 20 years of experience within the local professional compliance market, working across a number of sectors including offshore Banking, Investments, Trust & Corporate Services and Insurance businesses.

Before joining Creechurch Anthony has held senior Compliance roles and acted as Money Laundering Reporting Officer, having previously worked at Standard Bank Group, Nedbank Private Wealth, The Sovereign Group & Thomas Miller Investment (IOM) Ltd.

Chris Hutton MBE

Finance Director

Chris is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced chief financial officer. He has experience in organising business strategies in educational and not-for-profit organisations. Throughout his career, Chris has overseen management of financial planning, accounting, human resources, IT and corporate health and safety. He has many years of experience in corporate legal and in the functions of company secretaries and clerking of governors/director’s meetings.

Peter Leonard

BA (Hons) English Law, Associate Institute of Bankers (ACIB)

Chairman and Director of Special Projects and Marketing

Peter has experience in Investment Fund Management spanning over 30 years, having worked for some of the most successful Investment Management companies in the City of London.  Peter’s entire career has been focused in this area, and he became one the youngest Investment Directors in the City in the early 1990s, when at the age of 31 he was appointed Investment Director of Clerical Medical Unit Trust Managers Ltd.

Peter’s expertise is developing funds under management from millions of pounds to billions of pounds, and he has a proven track record of this activity, holding senior roles at Gartmore, Barclays Bank and Friends Provident Asset Management, where he was responsible for sizeable levels of funds under management.

He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of asset allocation and stock picking, having run top-performing global unitised funds within both the life and pensions industry.

During 2001 to 2013 Peter has also owned, developed and sold a number of successful UK investment businesses.

Since 2013 Peter is a Director of Brookfield Partners Intl Plc, 100% owner of FACET, the FCA-regulated Discretionary Fund Manager, which is also part of our wider parent ‘Nayyar Group’ of companies.

Peter moved to the Isle of Man to join Creechurch in 2020 and is a senior member of the investment strategy group.

Dave Nixon FCMA GCMA

Non-Executive Director

Dave is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants with over 25 years of post-qualification experience and is an independent director for a number of insurance companies and investment funds. For several years Dave held the position of Managing Director at Blackrock in the Isle of Man overseeing institutional, retail and private clients in addition to two authorised collective investment schemes. Previously he held positions as General Manager, Financial Controller and Company Secretary for investment companies. Between 1987 and 1992 he was General Manager/Finance Director of an international manufacturing company, having previously worked with the Ministry of Defence in senior management positions. Dave is based on the island and has a strong track record of achieving objectives and is recognised in the Isle of Man for his competitive, energetic and ethical approach to business. He brings with him an abundance of experience and knowledge.