Our Team

Ross Preston, CIO, Group Managing Director

Having qualified as a solicitor with Allen & Overy in London, Ross joined HSBC Investment Bank in London and latterly New York where he was MD International Sales Trading and Operations. He then later moved to Numis Corporation plc where he set up, and was CEO of, their US operation based in New York. Ross left New York in 2006 and joined Nova in 2007. Since then, Ross has overseen the continuous growth of NWL in terms of assets under management and also furthering its expansion into differing geographies with NWL now having representation in the Caribbean, the Americas and the UK. Ross has over 15 years of experience in the investment industry.

Jason Loveless, Director

Jason has over 18 years experience in finance and operations for private equity and asset management businesses. He started his career with Northern Trust where he established and headed up accounting and operations teams dedicated to servicing one of the world’s largest private equity secondaries fund managers. Since then Jason has spent 10 years working in asset management with responsibility for the finance, operations, IT, HR and compliance functions, including formerly the role of COO of Nova. During his career he has served on the Boards of several companies. Jason is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

Dickon Addis, Director, Investments  

Dickon studied Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering at university and spent two years working for ICI and Zeneca, Dickon began his investment career with Furno and Del Castano Capital Partners focussing on their long only equity funds. He then spent four and a half years in International Institutional Equity Sales at Lehman Brothers in London before relocating to Guernsey and joining Nova in 2009. Dickon has over 10 years of experience in the investment industry. Dickon has been the Head of Investments for the last three years and was made a Director of NWL in 2019.

Tracy Waterman, Director, Client Services  

Tracy has worked with the company since its inception and has nearly forty years’ experience in the securities industry in various roles. Having worked for both international private banks and global custodians, Tracy has gained experience in front, middle and back office covering all aspects involved in the administration and operation of portfolios, as well as the on-boarding and on-going servicing of client accounts, and client related compliance matters. Tracy was made a Director of NWL in 2019.

Dale Hubber-Richard CAIA, Chairman of Investment Committee

Dale is a highly experienced and qualified investment professional, holding FCIS, CAIA and CFA UK’s ASIP qualifications and has over twenty years of investment management and private wealth management expertise. He has held senior and board positions at trust, asset manager and closed and open ended fund firms. Over the course of his career Dale has provided financial services to clients and corporates based in the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg, France, Singapore and the Cayman Islands. Currently he leads the CFA UK’s Author’s Series Working Group. He was previously leader of the CFA UK’s Eminent Speaker Group.

Max Hilton CFA, Investment Consultant

Max returned to Guernsey from New York in 2008 with the aim of applying institutional investment experience to the offshore market. He joined an independent fiduciary firm and formed a risk consulting practice in 2009.  Previously, Max worked for JP Morgan Securities Inc. in New York within Proprietary Equities and was responsible for managing a global equities portfolio. Prior to this he worked at Ziff Brothers Investments in New York and London as a Senior Associate within the Quantitative Strategy Group. Max has held the CFA designation since 2001. Since 2009 he has served as Co-Chair of the CFA UK Performance and Risk Measurement Special Interest Group. Max has over 15 years in the investment industry.

Claire Barker, Head of International Sales

Claire joined the financial services industry in 1994 with Skandia, a Swedish company specialising in onshore and offshore unit linked investments, trust and tax planning solutions. Having qualified as a financial advisor, Claire moved to Lloyds TSB in 2004, where she provided financial advice to high net worth individuals. In 2008, she moved offshore to provide investment advice in Asia and the Caribbean, before joining the private banking sector in 2011. Claire joined HSBC in the Channel Islands in 2013 and NWL in 2017. Claire has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry.

Jon-Paul McEneaney, Senior Adviser

Jon-Paul (JP) brings to Nova extensive experience in the private client sector, primarily within fiduciary, banking and family office services. Initially he worked for the Investec Bank owned trust and fund administration arms in Guernsey. He then moved on to work as the Vice President and Head of the GCC Corporate Services arm for Fortis Banque in Dubai, subsequently setting up and running their international trust business, Intertrust. More recently JP has been acting as a specialist consultant to high net worth private clients and single family offices. JP has over 18 years of experience in the banking industry.

Jo Carre, Senior Adviser

Jo has worked for over 18 years in the finance sector in Guernsey. She started her career in trust administration before moving to work for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) for many years. Jo went on to be a director of various financial services companies, specialising in their governance, risk and compliance, as well as holding the required regulatory roles of Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Latterly she has been a director of a consultancy company providing guidance and advice on regulatory issues to a wide variety of licensed entities, before moving on to do so in a personal capacity. Jo has delivered training for over 7 years on anti-money laundering and other regulatory matters through the local university centre. Jo is a member of the International Compliance Association and holds a law degree.