Meet the Team
Ian Russell DipPFS
Financial Planning Adviser
Ian is the owner and principal of Polestar Wealth Ltd.
Ian has been an adviser since 1997 and is qualified to an advanced level in taxation and trusts (G10), Pensions (AF3) and Investments (AF4). His main responsibilities are the development of client support and the growth of Polestar to ensure a future sustainable client service. Ian is married with 2 sons, enjoys cycling, keeping fit and follows Camberley RFC.
Formerly a Personal Assistant working for the Economist at Nationwide Building Society for 13 years, then financial administration at Abbey Life, and Zurich for 2 years. Nicky holds the CII Financial Planning certificates level 1 and 2. Nicky was also the winner of the Swindon Business Womans Group Award in 2003.
Client Liaison Manager
Natasha joined Polestar in 2019, having previously worked in third party pension administration for 18 years, 14 of which were spent at KPMG working on occupational DB pension schemes. Natasha holds qualifications of Certificate in Pension Calculations (CPC) and Retirement Provision Certificate (RPC). Natasha lives locally to the office with 2 young children and enjoys baking and going to the gym.
Client Liaison Coordinator
Sharon has worked in both Law & Financial Services gaining experience with Life & Pensions providers and Independent Financial Advisors. Sharon previously qualified to level 3 with the Financial Planning Certificate and is currently updating her qualifications to a level 4 with the Chartered Insurance Institute. Sharon is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and also has a personal interest in Disability sport and ancient fitness training.
Tracey is an experienced business administrator having been a PA at Director level for companies including ntl (now Virgin Media) and Whitbread plc. She has also worked as a Financial Director’s assistant for a small publishing company and a MD’s assistant for a company providing mobile solutions for PCs.
Theresa has worked in accountancy since 2000 working for local businesses from many different sectors. Theresa spent 6 years bookkeeping in a firm of accountants before joining Polestar where she enjoys the variation of working in the financial services industry.
Go the extra mile to help
Nicky and the team are on the ball and will go the extra mile to help. It is a pleasure to do business with people who understand your needs and respond quickly and in a pleasant manner.