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Executive Biogs

Rob Devey, Chief Executive

Rob Devey joined Towry as Chief Executive in April 2014.  

From his previous roles at Prudential and Lloyds Banking Group, Rob brings with him significant financial services experience that will help us continue to delight our clients, develop our market position and accelerate our growth. 

Before joining Towry, Rob was an Executive Director of Prudential Plc and Chief Executive, Prudential UK & Europe from 2009-2013. He joined Prudential from Lloyds Banking Group where he worked from 2002 in a number of senior leadership roles across insurance and retail banking. Prior to joining HBOS, Rob was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the UK, US and Europe. 

He started his career in building design with Ove Arup following completion of his Engineering degree at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

Rob is a Trustee of the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales and is a Non-Executive Director of Octopus Investments.

Andy Cowan, Head of Wealth Advice

Andy is Head of Wealth Advice at Towry. He joined Aitchison & Colegrave (now Towry) in 1995, then Scotland's largest privately-owned independent financial adviser.

Andy became a director of Aitchison & Colegrave in 2000, and led their transition from commission to fees when they joined Towry. Andy was previously Head of Towry's Scottish business and then Head of Private Client for the company.

Jacqui Gregory, Company Secretary

Jacqui is the Company Secretary of Towry. She joined Towry Law in 2004, having previously been Group Company Secretary at the Henderson Group plc and Director of Corporate Governance and Deputy Secretary of Transport for London.

Jacqui is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

David Middleton, Head of Client Proposition

David is Head of Client Proposition at Towry. He joined Towry Law in 2007, having previously been Head of Commercial Development at Gartmore Investment Management and Commercial Director at the Coutts Group.

David leads the strategic development of Towry's client propositions, with overall responsibility for the Investment Management, Advice Policy, Product and Marketing teams.

Linda Payne, Head of Client Experience

Linda is Head of Client Experience at Towry.  She joined Towry in 2008 and was previously Head of Client Services for the company. She has held a number of senior business improvement and operations roles with Aviva and Zurich Commercial. 


David Percy, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

David is Chief Operating Officer at Towry. He joined John Scott & Partners (now Towry) in 2003, having previously been Head of Improvement with Bradford & Bingley plc and Operations Director of Mortgage adviser John Charcol.

David is a Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management.

Alex Rickard, Head of Employee Proposition

Alex is Head of Employee Proposition at Towry. She joined Towry Law in 2005, having worked previously as a Human Resources Consultant. She has worked in a wide range of industries, providing advice to businesses and their senior management teams.

Alex is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Paul Wright, Finance Director and Head of Risk and Compliance

Paul is Finance Director and Head of Risk and Compliance at Towry. He joined Towry Law in 2009, having previously been Finance Director for Man Investments and Coutts Group. He has also held senior finance roles with Standard Chartered Bank and Hambros. His most recent role was Chief Financial Officer for a company advising the Singapore Government on part of their investment portfolio.

Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.