Our People

We believe that it’s our people who make the difference. Our professional, diligent and enthusiastic team is the reason why FINSA Europe continues to grow and be successful in all aspects of the business.

Stuart Lane

Stuart Lane

– CEO

Stuart has worked in the retail trading sector for 30 years. His career began at City Index where he headed the Financial Trading desk, before leaving in 1999 to set up Financial Spreads and then the spread betting and CFD arm for Man Financial. His industry experience extended to senior managerial positions with IG Group and ETX Capital. He joined FINSA as Chief Operating Officer in 2014, before assuming the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

Andrew Merry

Andrew Merry

– COO

Andrew has 25 years’ experience in the Spread Betting and CFD industry. After starting out at MW Marshalls, Andrew spent 5 years setting up the Spread Betting product offering for William Hill. In 2000, he was approached by Cantor Fitzgerald, where he established the Financial Spread Betting Desk, taking sole responsibility for the equity product. In 2003, he was made a Partner of BGC. In Sydney, he set up London Capital Group Pty Limited, where he worked as both Managing Director and Compliance Officer. Andrew took on the role as Chief Executive at FINSA Pty Ltd at the start of 2014.

Robin Davison

Robin Davidson

– Director of Finance

Robin is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience working in a variety of senior finance roles within the Financial Services sector. He joined FINSA Europe as Financial Controller in September 2017, following 13 years in the insurance broking industry, notably at Towergate Insurance. His role at FINSA sees a welcome return to the spread betting and CFD trading world having spent 4 years in the industry from 2000 to 2004 working for Financial Spreads, the financial arm of Sporting Index.

Phil Martin

Phil Martin

– CPO

Phil has been managing people, projects and businesses for over 20 years, with over 10 years’ experience in online financial trading and FinTech product development. Phil began in the financial sector with City Credit Capital UK Ltd, before moving into specialist software development as Head of Product and then Chief Operating Officer of Ariel Communications Ltd. Here, he led the development and delivery of award winning online trading platforms to 5 of the top 10 UK Financial Spread Betting and CFD firms. As CPO at FINSA, Phil is responsible for product strategy and aligning IT operations and technology delivery with business objectives.