The Matthew Douglas Team The Matthew Douglas Team

Our Advisers

  • Matthew Pescott Frost

    Matthew is the head of our company. Having established Matthew Douglas in 2003, his main roles are advising clients...

    Matthew is the head of our company. Having established Matthew Douglas in 2003, his main roles are advising clients, managing and raising the profile of the business, setting the strategic goals and ensuring they are met so that we can continue to offer a first class service to our clients long into our future and theirs.

    Matthew has previously worked in London for Investec Bank and Timothy James & Partners. He graduated from Southampton University with a BA (Hons) in History and Politics in 1991, holds the CII Diploma and, has an advanced pensions qualification.

    Matthew is married to Rebecca, together they have three adult children all with a keen interest in sport and music.

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  • Mark Norman

    Mark joined us in 2006 after beginning to work in the Financial Services Industry in 1994. Having worked for Friends...

    Mark joined us in 2006 after beginning to work in the Financial Services Industry in 1994. Having worked for Friends Provident, BFS Investments and AIG is now an integral part of our team providing advice to our growing list of clients. Mark graduated from Bristol Business School in 1993

    As an adviser, Mark is in regular contact with clients across Essex, Suffolk and Cambridge advising them on various needs and objectives. As a Director, Mark also looks after HR and Training, making sure each member of our team is always thinking ahead with their knowledge to deliver the best advice.

    Mark has advanced qualifications in Taxation & Trusts, Personal Investment Planning and Pensions Advice.

    Mark is married with two children. He is a keen footballer spending his spare time playing with friends and coaching his local under 10s side.

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  • Russell Brett

    Russell’s main role is advising our clients in the South East of England. Having opened our second office in Reigate in...

    Russell’s main role is advising our clients in the South East of England. Having opened our second office in Reigate in 2014 and now Redhill, Russell is regularly advising clients south of the Thames, is a Director in Matthew Douglas and leads our Marketing department.

    Russell previously held senior/management board positions in global Consumer Goods companies such as Pernod-Ricard and British American Tobacco. Russell is Advanced Diploma qualified and is a Chartered Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance and has been a Top Rated UK adviser (VouchedFor) for the last 3 consecutive years. Similar to Matthew, he graduated from Southampton University with a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages in 1992.

    Russell has five children and lives with his wife, Rachael, in Surrey. He has a passion for most sports, but particularly hockey and snowboarding and is a regular volunteer with SAMARITANS.

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  • Anthony West

    Anthony (Tony) is another Adviser providing independent advice to clients over Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. As a...

    Anthony (Tony) is another Adviser providing independent advice to clients over Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. As a Director, Tony also leads our investment Meeting each quarter where we review our model portfolios and investments recommended to clients.

    Having worked for AXA Sunlife, HSBC and Nationwide Building Society, Tony has a variety of knowledge and experience to offer our clients. Tony is Advanced Diploma qualified and is a Chartered Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

    When he is not working, Tony enjoys spending time with his wife and their young son Thomas.

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  • Frank Wampamba

    Frank is another Adviser and has a wealth of experience in Mortgages and Financial Planning stretching back some 26 years...

    Frank is another Adviser and has a wealth of experience in Mortgages and Financial Planning stretching back some 26 years, starting in 1990 with Abbey National as a mortgage administrator, 1994 with Prudential as a Personal Financial Adviser before becoming an Independent Financial Adviser in 1998.

    Frank read Politics and International Relations at Essex University and holds the Advanced Financial Planning Diploma for Financial Advisers, DipFA and Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice CeMAP. He also heads our mortgage department.

    Frank is married with four children, is a keen sportsman with a passion for football and boxing and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings you’ll catch him being put through his paces at the Castle Boxing Club, Colchester Leisure World.

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  • Georgia Hall

    Georgia has been in the financial services industry since age 16, having previously worked for a large financial third party administrator and then joining Matthew Douglas in 2014, she has worked her way up from being an administrator to a financial adviser. She provides independent advice to clients across Essex , Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Georgia has been in the financial services industry since age 16, having previously worked for a large financial third party administrator and then joining Matthew Douglas in 2014, she has worked her way up from being an administrator to a financial adviser. She provides independent advice to clients across Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

    She is now a Chartered Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance and aims to become a fellow over the coming years.

    If Georgia is not at work, you will find her volunteering in a local charity, for which she has a true passion.

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  • Oliver Pescott Frost (Trainee)

    Oliver (Ollie) has been a member of the Matthew Douglas team since joining directly out of university in June 2019, having undertaken a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He has steadily adapted to his new role, utilising a variety of skills picked up in his studies. Ollie now hopes to soon be completing his Diploma in Financial Advice, to begin accumulating a client base of his own.

    Oliver (Ollie) has been a member of the Matthew Douglas team since joining directly out of university in June 2019, having undertaken a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He has steadily adapted to his new role, utilising a variety of skills picked up in his studies. Ollie now hopes to soon be completing his Diploma in Financial Advice, to begin accumulating a client base of his own.

    Working as part of the administrative team in the short term, Ollie aspires to be part of a new generation of advisers and hopes to bring a new perspective and mindset to the provision of independent financial advice. He intends to build on our established core values to ensure the company remains relevant and fit for purpose to serve our current clients, but also the next generation well into the 21st century. Ollie has weathered the storm of his first year in Financial Services having experienced the volatile economic climate you can only expect from a year including Brexit and a global pandemic.

    Ollie has a keen interest in sport having played Rugby & competed in Athletics events in venues across the country. When not on the field Ollie can often be found watching a game of Rugby or Football in a bar with his mates or taking on his family in a game of table tennis.

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  • Thomas Pescott Frost (Trainee)

    Thomas (Tom) joined the team at Matthew Douglas in September 2021. He graduated from the University of Kent with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics in 2017 followed by four years of teaching mathematics and hopes to implement some of his skills from teaching and mathematics into his role at Matthew Douglas. Currently, Tom is training to become an adviser and is aiming to complete his Diploma in Financial Advice in spring 2022.

    Thomas (Tom) joined the team at Matthew Douglas in September 2021. He graduated from the University of Kent with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics in 2017 followed by four years of teaching mathematics and hopes to implement some of his skills from teaching and mathematics into his role at Matthew Douglas. Currently, Tom is training to become an adviser and is aiming to complete his Diploma in Financial Advice in spring 2022.

    Tom is a keen sportsman and was a hockey scholar for his university. He continues to enjoy playing both hockey and football regularly. Between training and matches, Tom also enjoys writing and playing music, having been introduced to the guitar from a young age.

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Our Administration Team

  • Rebecca Pescott Frost

    Rebecca has been an integral part of Matthew Douglas since its inception, she has a first-class degree from Essex University, a Master’s Degree in Refugee Care and works with the team organising events and advising on the strategic direction of the company including its ESG (Environmental social and corporate governance) policy.

    She juggles these commitments with raising a family, tap dancing and volunteering with Suffolk Refugee Support in Ipswich. Rebecca is married to Matthew and together they have three adult children.

    Rebecca has been an integral part of Matthew Douglas since its inception, she has a first-class degree from Essex University, a Master’s Degree in Refugee Care and works with the team organising events and advising on the strategic direction of the company including its ESG (Environmental social and corporate governance) policy.

    She juggles these commitments with raising a family, tap dancing and volunteering with Suffolk Refugee Support in Ipswich. Rebecca is married to Matthew and together they have three adult children.

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  • Paul Hardy

    Paul joined Matthew Douglas in January 2018 having moved from a customer service and banking background with Nationwide Building Society.

    Paul joined Matthew Douglas in January 2018 having moved from a customer service and banking background with Nationwide Building Society.

    Having Joined Matthew Douglas in January 2018 Paul has now undertaken the role of Office Manager. He is also currently studying for his Diploma in Financial Planning. Paul is enjoying his new role and will be supporting his new colleagues as they too study towards their own qualifications here at Matthew Douglas.
    Paul still likes to go running and play golf although the two activities are poles apart. He enjoys family time, visiting relatives, and going on adventures with his wife and 5 year old son. To relax he likes to bake cakes and likes to try to cook new recipes.

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  • Maxine Catchpole

    Maxine is Front of Office Support. Previously she has worked for the local Council...

    Maxine is Front of Office Support. Previously she has worked for the local Council, Tendring District, and also the local Primary School where her children attended. Maxine is a keen member of the team who likes to help to support our clients to the very best of her ability. Away from the office Maxine has a very creative side and enjoys knitting to relax.

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  • Jane Grimwade

    Jane joined the team in June 2021. Her role as an administrator includes day to day office responsibilities, supporting the advisors and liaising with clients. Her recent background experience was in a customer care environment.

    Jane joined the team in June 2021. Her role as an administrator includes day to day office responsibilities, supporting the advisors and liaising with clients. Her recent background experience was in a customer care environment.

    In her spare time, she is currently enjoying studying with the Open University and is working towards a BSc in Geography and Environmental Science.

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  • Martin Catchpole

    Martin is one of the youngest members of the team, having joined Matthew Douglas in late 2020. Working in administration is his first role in the financial services industry, but he has a determined interest to learn more and is currently undertaking a course in financial planning.


    Martin is one of the youngest members of the team having joined Matthew Douglas in late 2020. Working in administration is his first role in the financial services industry, but he has a determined interest to learn more and is currently undertaking a course in financial planning.

    Outside of the office Martin likes to be in touch with the Sea. He’s enjoyed boating from an early age and hopes to get out more on the kayak in the future. He enjoys sports too, having competed in his local rugby team for a few years. ‘

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  • Andrew Bongard

    Andrew joined the team in September 2021. He has previously worked in the financial services industry as a paraplanner and has also run a will-writing company. He has a degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia and also financial services qualifications.

    Andrew joined the team in September 2021. He has previously worked in the financial services industry as a paraplanner and has also run a will-writing company. He has a degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia and also financial services qualifications.

    His role as an administrator will involve him supporting the advisers on a day to day basis and he is keen to develop his role within the firm.

    In his spare time he enjoys cooking and baking and playing the guitar (but has given up on any aspirations to virtuosity!).

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