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Our Team

Tony Barber, Chairman
Tony Barber has been Chairman of the Wilton Group since 2007. He is a Director and Consultant to a number of Collective Investment Funds and companies in the financial services industry. Until 2007 he was a Commissioner with the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission, having held this position for nine years. Prior to his retirement he was Island Director, Isle of Man, of RBS International and he served in a number of managerial positions within the Royal Bank of Scotland Group over a 35 year period.

Tony Flanagan, Managing Partner
Tony is the Managing Partner and Founder of Wilton. He is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and holds further qualifications in Business Administration and Business Marketing. He has over 25 years of experience in the profession. Tony’s expertise includes taxation, trustee services and corporate finance. He is well known for the quality of service he provides.


Nicole Hewson, Managing Director – IOM
Nicole is a Founding Member of Wilton and has worked with Tony Flanagan in our London, Dublin and Isle of Man offices. She qualified from University College Dublin in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Nicole is a main Board Director of Wilton Group and she manages a diverse portfolio of high net worth clients. Nicole is highly respected in and has served as a Director of the Islands professional body, the Association of Corporate Service Providers. Nicole’s professional attitude ensures her team delivers a customer centric offshore service.

natNatalie Mitchell, Family Office and Business Support
Natalie joined Wilton in 2003 and is now Responsible for the Family Office and Business Support. She oversees the broad remit of the team from property management and marine services to monitoring client satisfaction. Natalie has established an enviable reputation within the Professional Service sector for delivering an efficient, speedy and streamlined service. Her approachable style of management helps create a strong team ethos that is reflected at every level of her operational activities.

Denis McHugh, CEO Hartley Pensions
Denis has spent over 20 years in financial services with blue chip companies, having worked for Aviva, Mercer and Davy Stockbrokers (Dublin). Denis is a member of the Pensions Management Institute and he holds various qualifications in pensions and stockbroking plus a degree in computing. Denis’ expertise includes pension product design and trustee services. Prior to becoming CEO he was Managing Director of Hartley SAS.

james2James Robson, Wealth Management
James is the Head of Wealth Management at Wilton.  He oversees the Financial planning, Investment management, Insurance and Lending affairs of the groups clients.  He is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and works with individuals, families, charity’s and trusts to manage their wealth.


Neil MacLean-Smith, Group Finance Director
Neil joined the Wilton Group in November 2017 to take charge of the finance function and to work with  the board to ensure that the Group is supported for future growth and development.
Neil joined following 20 years providing financial direction to firms in the professional services sector. Neil  has also been involved with a  variety of other businesses providing  finance director services to a private specialist hospital, a social housing property developer, a sports management company, a software start up business and as chief exec  of the Welsh Rugby Players Association.

Michael Warren, Head of Corporate Finance
Michael Warren has been advising Companies, Private Equity, Banks and Private Clients on disposals, acquisitions and raising funds for many years, on deals ranging in size, from £1m to 100m. More recently he advised on the sale of Brighton Pier for £20m. Michael’s focus is goal driven and on achieving the best possible result for his clients. Michael’s skill sets also includes growth strategy, financial due diligence, business plans and company valuations. Michael started his career at big four firm, Ernst & Young, and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

Trudy Nicholl, Property Investment
Trudy spent 6 years involved in funding, appraising and managing real estate transactions in the UK. She has spent the last years building relationships with experts from all areas within the dental market. This has allowed her to develop valuable industry knowledge to be able to drive real value for clients.


John Mayoh, Relationship Manager
John joined Wilton in 2014 and heads a team of Relationship Managers. He has over 10 years’ experience in client relationship roles having graduated from the University of Kent in 2006. John works closely with his clients to maintain the excellent levels of service that Wilton clients have come to expect and ensures delivery in a professional and timely manner.


Natalie Mulvihill, Relationship Manager
Natalie has worked in both the UK and Middle Eastern markets over the past 10 years; providing client service to a high level.  Natalie  graduated from the University of Kent in 2007 and speaks fluent Italian.



Daniel Chopping, Secured Lending
Daniel manages the Secured Lending opportunities offered by Wilton. To date, he has completed numerous deals, helping clients to invest into Wilton’s safe yet lucrative bridging finance offering. Daniel has established a reputation for fast and effective solutions in an area which requires the utmost precision and diligence.


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