About Us

The Team

Bringing together decades of experience

Oberon Group is a financial boutique comprising three divisions: Investment Management, Wealth Planning and Corporate Advisory & Broking.

The Board

Non-Exec Director

Mark Ibbotson

Non-Exec Director

Investment Management Team

Corporate Advisory, Broking & Private Ventures Team

Wealth Management

Operations, Finance and Compliance

Why Oberon?

We acquire a deep understanding of the client’s requirements

No two businesses or individuals have the same needs, values, or aspirations, so we start each relationship or transaction with a blank piece of paper and take time to acquire a deep understanding of the client’s requirements.


As a boutique we can offer clients the personal attention of a private office whilst delivering the capabilities, contacts, and services of a large institution.


We are experts in what we do. Once familiar with a client we develop a plan, challenge the status quo and provide strategic advice, followed up with expert execution.


The plan we implement on a clients’ behalf will have been tailored to meet their specific needs. We take time getting to know all clients and their individual objectives and aspirations, ensuring we take into consideration future challenges they are likely to face.


We see our clients as partners. We work with them to deliver effective solutions in line with their strategic and financial goals whilst also creating, and giving them access to, compelling opportunities.


We are aligned with our clients and we will grow with our clients. We ensure that the clients’ goals and objectives are also our own. We are investing in, and growing, services that enhance and complement the existing services we give to clients.

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The Hon Alexander Robert Hambro

Non-Executive Chairman

Alex Hambro has worked in the venture and private equity sector both in the UK and USA for much of his career, during which time he has acted as a principal investor, manager and sponsor of private equity and venture capital management teams and adviser on private equity investment strategies. Alex is an active personal investor in small, growth-oriented private and public companies. As well as his role at Oberon, Alex is Chairman of AIM-listed Judges Scientific plc; Falanx Group Ltd and OTAQ plc. He is also a Director of Octopus Apollo VCT plc. In addition to his responsibilities at these listed companies, Alex is also Chairman of IWP Holdings Ltd; Crescent Capital Ltd; and a non-executive director of Time Partners Ltd.

Alex is currently a principal at Welbeck Capital Partners, a specialist investment advisory boutique that deploys hybrid debt/equity instruments to finance growth opportunities for both private and small-cap AIM companies.

Gemma Godfrey

Non-Exec Director

Gemma was previously head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald Group plc, having started her career at Goldman Sachs and GAM Holding AG, with a background in quantum physics.

In 2015, Gemma founded Moola Systems Limited, an FCA authorised digital investment service, and was CEO of the company from September 2015 until November 2019, (it was acquired by a FTSE 250 insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group in July 2018). She pioneered new technology in financial services (fintech) and went on to launch a digital media business for News UK.

Since 2020, Gemma has been a non-executive director of national IFA network, Independent Wealth Planners UK Limited (“IWP”), a non-executive director of a NASDAQ-listed sustainable energy solutions company, VivoPower International plc, and a non-executive director of an advanced technologies company, Creativemass Enterprises Pty Ltd. She is a business expert on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and an ambassador for the charity Surviving Economic Abuse.

Gemma was a boardroom adviser to Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Apprentice. Furthermore, Gemma was an advisor to the UK Government on its 10-year strategy to improve the nation’s financial wellbeing. 

The Hon Robert William Hanson

Non-Executive Director

Robert Hanson founded Hanson Asset Management Ltd. and Hanson Capital Ltd. and has been Chairman or CEO of 8 different companies. Robert is Chairman of Hanson Capital Investments Ltd., Chairman of Hanson Family Holdings Ltd., Chairman for Sinojie Hanson Ltd. and Co-Chairman & Managing Partner at Millennium Hanson Advisors LLC. He is also on the board of Sport & Artist Management Ltd. and a Member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Robert previously held the positions of Chairman for Strand Hanson Ltd. and Chairman of Hanson Asset Management Ltd. Robert’s corporate broking background included roles as Associate Director at N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd. Robert achieved an MA in English Literature from St Peter’s College Oxford.

Mark Ibbotson

Non-Executive Director

Mark Ibbotson is a portfolio Non Executive Director in financial services, following an executive career over three decades in the futures industry.  He joined Oberon Group as a Non Executive Director in 2022.

Mark’s career began at the London Stock Exchange in 1990 as a risk manager in their options division, which soon merged with London’s fast growing LIFFE exchange. Mark spent 23 years at LIFFE – through acquisitions by Euronext, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the InterContinental Exchange (ICE) in 2013.  Mark’s last role at LIFFE was Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of Clearing for NYSE. During his time at LIFFE, Mark was responsible for restructuring the London market from an ‘open outcry’, floor-based marketplace to a global electronic market.

In 2013 Mark became Group CEO of G.H. Financials, a wholesale clearing provider with regulated subsidiaries in London, Chicago and Hong Kong. During his 5 years as Group CEO, Mark oversaw a major strategic expansion of the company’s customer base and its global presence.  Since 2018, Mark has served as non executive Chairman of G. H. Financials.

In addition to Oberon Group and G. H. Financials, Mark serves as a non executive director of the Washington-based Futures Industry Association (an industry trade body). He is also the independent non executive director of Skytra (an FCA-regulated benchmark provider and data company, wholly owned by Airbus).  Mark also served two terms on the FCA’s Market Practitioner Panel until 2018.

Simon Philip McGivern

Chief Executive Officer

Simon started his professional career at Panmure Gordon Asset Management in 1996 where he worked in the wealth management division for six years. He focused on investment management and financial analysis. In 2002, Simon left the City. He founded a number of companies, including Handpicked Companies, an ecommerce venture, which he grew substantially and exited via a trade sale to News Corp in 2014. Simon also founded Litebulb Group in 2008, which went from two people and in the first year of trading to 100 staff and £25m in sales when he left in 2015. During his time there, Simon executed six acquisitions, raised over £10m in funding and led its IPO on AIM in 2010. Additionally, Simon was a founder director of Cleeve Capital plc (now Bigblu Broadband) and oversaw its IPO on the Standard List in December 2014 and the reverse takeover of Satellite Solutions Worldwide. He also set up and is a director of Map Ventures in 2015, a corporate advisory firm.

Simon founded Oberon in November 2018 and led the acquisition of M.D. Barnard. He is regulated by the FCA as SMF1 Chief Executive and SMF3 Executive Director.

John Geoffrey Beaumont (ACA)

Finance Director

John qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988 with Ernst & Whinney before joining Goldman Sachs in its London equity research department. He specialised in institutional research in the brewing, pubs and leisure sectors. He moved to Smith New Court in 1992, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1995. Whilst at Merrill Lynch, John worked with some of the firm’s largest clients including Diageo, Compass Group and Bass, and was consistently ranked highly in the major client surveys. In 2001, John moved to Cheuvreux, the broking arm of Credit Agricole, as Head of Research in London, focusing on corporate research, on a more generalised sector basis, and helped grow both the corporate and secondary business during his time at Kaupthing in London. In 2011, John helped set up Peat & Co and became COO and Head of Finance, where along with his research activities, John is responsible for all the finance and regulatory reporting requirements of the business. John joined Oberon as Finance Director in March 2020 and is regulated by the FCA as SMF3 Executive Director.

Simon Mathisen

Chief Operating Officer

Simon began his career in financial services working for Redmayne Bentley Stockbrokers in the early 2000’s. Since then, he has held various roles at equity exchanges including the London Stock Exchange, PLUS Markets Group plc and Turquoise. Simon then moved into the derivatives sphere, working at NYSE Euronext LIFFE before holding executive positions at Skytra (an Airbus subsidiary) and Bloomberg before returning to the equities industry in 2020. Simon joined Oberon in March 2021 and was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in October 2021.