Punter Southall Aspire

Meet the Executive Team

Many of our Executive team have set up and run their own businesses, or have been instrumental in the growth and development of other businesses. They bring a deep level of understanding and pragmatism to our work.

Steve Butler

Chief Executive Officer

Steve is the Chief Executive and disruptive force within Punter Southall Aspire, driving the Next Generation vision across the business to create innovative technology-led solutions.

He is passionate about integrating simplicity, flexibility and innovation into well designed investment and savings solutions that clients understand, value and engage with.  

You can read Steve's weekly blog here.

Lindsay Butterworth

Associate Director, Strategic Planning

Lindsay has been within the Punter Southall Group for nearly 11 years, spending the first decade working in various positions in CAMRADATA.

In her current role she focuses on supporting the development and implementation of the corporate strategy and project managing the business acquisitions and growth projects for the broader Punter Southall Aspire Group.


John Buttress

Chief Marketing Officer

John oversees sales and marketing for Punter Southall Aspire. His career in financial services stretches over two decades, across both UK and international financial markets.

An innovative and forward thinker, John brings a wealth of knowledge to the business, and whenever possible, he tries to put a smile on someone’s face.

Keith Carlson

Chief Operations Officer

Keith has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry, with a focus on customer service and operations.

He joined the Punter Southall Group in 2003 and has been part of the DC Pensions practice for eight years, becoming Chief Operating Officer for PS Aspire from its launch in 2016.   

Martin Hughes

Chief Technology Officer

Martin is PS Aspire’s Chief Technology Officer. A self-taught programmer from the age of 12, Martin has always had a fascination with how harnessing computers' power can solve complex problems and bring great efficiencies.

In 2008, he joined CAMRADATA and now leads PS Aspire's technology division, working on a range of innovative, next generation solutions for the workplace savings arena.

Caroline Kelly

Finance Business Partner

With a background in financial services, Caroline acts as Finance Business Partner for Punter Southall Aspire, working to support its business strategy and growth.

Given the fast-paced and dynamic nature of the business, Caroline's financial support provides the relevant and timely insights that Punter Southall Aspire needs to succeed.

Kevan Wood

Head of Compliance

In his role as Head of Compliance for all of the FCA regulated firms within the Punter Southall Group, Kevan’s philosophy to Compliance is to provide each firm with systems and controls to protect them from regulatory risk.

Kevan has over 25 years' financial services experience which has included roles as a financial adviser, Senior Case Officer at the Ombudsman, Relationship Manager at the FSA and 15 years in senior Compliance roles within both the IFA and corporate sides of the industry.  Prior to this he spent 7 years as a Management Accountant.



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