Our Team

Dedicated to your success

Who you choose to look after your financial affairs is a very important decision and one that you need to be sure about. Meet the team behind Sovereign Financial Partners here.

  • Charles Mardon

    Managing Director

    As a Director of Sovereign Financial Partners, I oversee the effective running of the business, working closely with the management and administration team.

    I founded Sovereign Wealth LLP in 2007 and we acquired Sovereign Money Matters Limited in 2012. Following a number of new business acquisitions, we formally rebranded the business to Sovereign Financial Partners Limited with effect from 1st August 2020.

    I believe that every client has individual needs and requirements; we ensure that we tailor any recommendations to provide bespoke portfolio management solutions, working alongside clients’ own solicitors and/or accountants where required.

  • Janette Mardon | Bsc (Hons) BA (Hons)

    Commercial Director

    Janette is proud to have co-founded Sovereign Wealth and currently works as the Commercial Director for Sovereign Financial Partners. With almost 20 years’ experience within the Financial Services industry, she remains passionate about driving the business forward with innovative products and services, and a strong focus on client service.

    Fostering a positive culture within the business is key to Janette’s role, leading and developing a team that is driven by their desire to give excellent service, ensuring that clients find bespoke solutions to their financial needs.

    Overseeing business strategy and services, Janette is driven to ensure each staff member and adviser has the tools available to adapt their service to an individual client’s needs.

  • Paul Hursthouse

    Group Operations Director

    Paul has 20 years of operational experience in wealth management, across a wide range of business models and scale, at senior management and board level. He holds an economics degree from Durham University.

    He has held senior positions in; regional IFA, discretionary fund management, vertically integrated, private equity backed and publicly listed firms, during the course of his career to date.

    The Group Operations Director role is a strategic appointment to support the business in achieving its ambitious vision and business plan aims.

    Key responsibilities include devising, communicating and implementing the strategic business plan and improving efficiencies in processes and improving the productivity of staff, ensuring exceptional client outcomes are at the heart of everything we do.

  • John Hayden

    Recruitment and Acquisitions Director

    My focus is providing a first-class consultancy service to Financial Services businesses in the UK with a key focus on Mergers and Acquisitions.

    I also provide consultancy services for Recruitment, Marketing, Sales and Operations based on 35 years in the sector and a dozen key Board and Director positions at most of the leading FS Networks and IFA’s over the last three decades.

    As an experienced financial services professional with a wealth of experience in proposition development, marketing, sales and recruitment and a founding director of two major networks and CEO of independent adviser firm, I am pleased to be working alongside Sovereign Financial Partners and Sovereign Wealth based in West Yorkshire.

    My focus is the recruitment of quality Advisers and profitable IFA Businesses to the group.

    I’m a keen sportsman and marathon runner. I have raised over £20,000 for Macmillan, local children’s hospice and National Star Centre.

  • Kevin Grogan

    Compliance Director

    Kevin joined Sovereign Financial Partners as Compliance Director in October 2018 having previously worked in Compliance and Training & Competence roles with Brown Shipley, Tilney, Towry and Edward Jones.  

    An experienced compliance professional, Kevin is a degree qualified director with leadership experience gained in the aerospace, telecommunications, financial services and volunteer sectors.

    In his spare time Kevin participates in fell and ultra-marathon running events with his partner, Jackie, and daughter, Heather.

  • Daniel Holmes

    Financial Consultant

    Calling upon over 25 years’ experience, Daniel provides holistic goal-based financial advice.

    Daniel helps his clients:
    – Understand the financial opportunities available to them
    – Mitigate financial risks and tax liabilities
    – Achieve the financial future they aspire to (for themselves and their family)

    Daniel prides himself on never “selling” solutions, providing the wealth of his experience to the benefit of clients enabling them to feel in-control.

  • Warwick Busfield

    Financial Adviser

    Having worked in an advisory role since 1987 for various financial institutions (including a FTSE 250 company) Warwick specialises in personal financial planning that focuses on the post retirement space.

    Warwick is keen to help his clients achieve their goals and objectives, providing sound advice and maintaining good long-standing relationships.

    Outside of work he enjoys travelling and has a keen interest in keeping fit and a love of football.

  • Lisa Ellaway

    Practice Team Leader

    With over 17 years in the financial industry and an ex Independent Financial Adviser, Lisa uses her dedication and expertise to lead our practice team.

    Beyond her professional life, she enjoys the company of her partner & two cats, nurturing her extensive collection of houseplants, and exploring her creative side through sewing. Lisa loves catching live music whenever she can.

  • Mark Scorah


    Mark started as working in Financial Services in 2016 and worked his way up to the position of Paraplanner, achieving various qualifications over the years with the aim of being an Independent Financial Adviser.

    Mark lives in Doncaster with his wife, Zoe, and young son, Wyatt.

    In his down time, he is an avid gamer, film buff and going to various comedy and music gigs, having recently watched Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band play in Edinburgh.

  • Sarah Burton


    Sarah is a Senior Accounts Administrator. She was a paraplanner for an IFA for 10 years before the business was acquired by Sovereign in 2016. 

    Sarah is a local having been born and bred in Doncaster.

    She likes to do craft projects in her spare time when not number crunching for the business.

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Sovereign Financial Partners is a trading name of Sovereign Money Matters Ltd, registered number 08287674. Sovereign Money Matters Ltd is authorised by the FCA, reference 599883.

The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate Inheritance Tax Planning and Estate Planning Services.

The guidance and/or advice contained in this website is subject to UK regulatory regime and is therefore restricted to consumers based in the UK.

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