Robert Lodge - Chairman of Lodge Brothers
Robert is Chairman of Lodge Brothers (Funerals) Ltd, who have been established since c. 1780, and are now a seventh generation family business. Robert has been a qualified Funeral Director for over 20 years and is a past President of The London Association of Funeral Directors, having served as President for two consecutive terms of office.
Lodge Brothers' reputation has been built on the core principles of offering their clients compassion, respect and care at all times. The Lodge family see being able to help the bereaved at their time of need as a privilege and one they are proud to be entrusted with.
Michael Lodge - Trustee
B.SC. (Hon).ACA, Dip FD
Michael is the finance Director of Lodge Brothers and is a qualified accountant with a wealth of experience. Prior to joining the family business Michael worked for Pricewaterhousecoopers Accountants as a senior Executive.
Michael is also on the board of the National Association for Pre Paid Funeral Plans (NAPFP)
Neil Reynolds - Actuary
Neil qualified as an actuary in 1992, and is the actuary to the trust. He has over 25 years experience in financial services and works for the leading consulting firm Oliver Wyman, where he advises other funeral plan clients, as well as insurers, regulators and government bodies.
John Summers - HSBC Fund Manager
John is a Director with HSBC Global Asset Management and is the Discretionary Wealth Manager responsible for the Family Funerals portfolios. He joined the investment industry in 1983, moving to HSBC in 1986, and has worked with international and UK clients, corporates and individuals. John is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).
HSBC Global Asset Management has assets under management of $429bn (as at 31 March 2016), combining the advantages of worldwide presence and scale with local knowledge and service to provide comprehensive investment solutions to meet the needs of a diverse client base. HSBC Global Asset Management is part of the HSBC Group, one of the world's largest financial services organisations.
Nicola Vincent - Professional Trustee
Nicola Vincent qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and was a partner with Mundays LLP. She now works as a consultant solicitor for three law firms. She has considerable experience advising both public and private companies on flotations, general corporate finance matters, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, restructurings and company law points. She also advises partnerships (unincorporated and LLPs) on their structures and general partnership law issues.
Paul Delaloye - Professional Trustee
Paul has over 25 years experience in the accountancy profession, and also helped to establish Family Funerals Trust back in 1992.
Paul has been a trustee of Family Funerals Trust since 2004.