The Board

Welcome to the Intrinsic Board

Gregor Stewart - Chairman

Gregor serves as Deputy Chairman for Alliance Trust PLC as well as Strategic Advisor to international FS investment groups for Trinity and Non-Executive Director, Honorary Treasurer for International Alert.

Gregor was also Finance Director, Insurance for Lloyds Banking Group, and a partner at Ernst & Young.


Andy Thompson - Chief Executive

Andy was appointed CEO in December 2015 and heads Intrinsic’s highly accomplished executive team. As a leader, Andy has experience in all aspects of UK financial services and is responsible for defining the future strategy of the group and ensuring it remains the UK’s network of choice. He joined Intrinsic in early 2012, having spent eight years as Managing Director of his own advisory business, Blueprint Financial Services.

Steve Burke - Chief Operating Officer

Having joined Intrinsic in 2015 from Sainsbury’s Bank where he held the role of Chief Operating Officer, Steve has an extremely strong grounding in what clients and advisers require. As Chief Operating Officer he has overall responsibility for operations delivery, technology, and change. One of Steve’s main objectives is to deliver a comprehensive and continuous programme of improvement to our systems and processes to ensure Intrinsic delivers real ease of business.

Darren Sharkey – Finance Director

Darren Sharkey is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland (FCA) and has worked within the Old Mutual Wealth group for over 10 years. Vastly experienced – Darren was heavily involved in the acquisition of Intrinsic by Old Mutual Wealth – he brings a wealth of knowledge to the role of Finance Director, including reporting, business planning and proposition development expertise.

Keith Baldwin - Non Executive Director

Keith served as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Dunbar Assurance PLC and was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Zurich (UK, International and Ireland) Life.

Wallace Dobbin - Non-executive Director

A co-founder of Intrinsic, Wallace previously held the position of Governance and Legal Director, and was responsible for managing and controlling risk at the very highest level.

He is a qualified barrister and specialised in tax and commercial law. Prior to starting Intrinsic he was a Legal Director for Allied Dunbar and following the merger with Zurich he became Director of Strategy, where he was also responsible for Zurich UK’s award-winning sponsorship of the English Rugby Premiership.  

Mark Satchel - OMW Chief Financial Officer

Mark Satchel is the Chief Financial Officer for Old Mutual Wealth. Mark has executive responsibility for the finance, actuarial, risk, compliance and legal functions, and also leads on M&A activity. Old Mutual Wealth’s core activities include asset management, discretionary wealth management, financial advice and the provision of life, pensions and investment products. Mark joined Old Mutual plc in 2000 and has held numerous positions within the Group. Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa, and worked for KPMG in both South Africa and Canada prior to moving to the UK.