The Board

Xavier R. Rolet KBE

Non-Executive Chairman

Xavier joined Shore Capital Markets as Chairman in 2020. During his decade as CEO of the London Stock Exchange from 2009 to 2018, Mr Rolet transformed it into one of the world’s largest exchanges by market capitalisation, increasing its valuation from £800m to more than £14bn. Prior to joining the London Stock Exchange, Xavier held various senior positions in the financial services industry, including co-head of Global Equity & Derivatives Trading at Lehman Brothers and Global Head of Risk and Trading at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.


Simon Fine

Chief Executive Officer

Simon joined as Chief Executive Officer of Shore Capital Markets in 2002 and became co-CEO of Shore Capital Group Limited in April 2017. He is the former Managing Director and Co-Head of Pan European Equity Cash Trading at Lehman Brothers. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Simon spent the previous 14 years at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, latterly as Head of Pan European Equity Cash Trading – developing its UK operations into one of the leading players in UK and German equities.

Mark Brown

Vice Chairman

Mark joined Shore Capital following the acquisition of Stockdale Securities where he was Executive Chairman. He was previously Chief Executive of Collins Stewart Hawkpoint and brings a wealth of experience in both small and large financial services businesses. Mark comes from a research background having been a top rated market strategist.

Dr Clive Black

Head of Research

Clive joined Shore Capital in 2003. After a Ph.D at Queen’s University of Belfast he was Head of Food Policy at the NFU, a strategic planner for Lord Haskins at Northern Foods plc before joining Charterhouse Tilney where he was a No.1 rated consumer analyst, becoming Head of Pan-European retail research at ING. He has been highly ranked in Thomson Extel surveys for many years.

Dru Danford

Head of Corporate Advisory

Dru joined Shore Capital in 2004 and was appointed Head of Corporate Broking & Advisory in 2010. He is a Chartered Accountant, qualifying at Ernst & Young in 1997. He began his corporate finance career over 20 years ago at Old Mutual Securities where he worked as a senior corporate broker before moving to Shore Capital.

Malachy McEntyre

Head of Corporate Broking

Malachy joined Shore Capital in 2004 on the equity sales desk having previously worked on the buy & sell side with Tilney Asset Management and Goodbody Stockbrokers. He led Shore Capital’s equity capital markets sales team from 2010 and in 2018 was appointed Head of Corporate Broking.

Senior Advisers

Peter Sands

Senior Adviser

Peter Sands has been a Senior Adviser to Shore Capital since November 2016. He brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of international markets to the Group’s advisory panel following his nine-year tenure as Chief Executive of Standard Chartered. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a non-executive board member of the UK’s Department of Health, a director of the Institute of International Finance, a director of the World Economic Forum and the Executive Director responsible for the overall leadership and management of The Global Fund partnership investing more than US$4 billion a year to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in more than 100 countries.

Andrew Higginson

Senior Adviser

Andrew Higginson has been a Senior Adviser to Shore Capital since March 2016. He is an experienced and distinguished executive, having operated at a senior level in numerous successful British businesses. He latterly spent 15 years on the board of Tesco plc. He was previously the Chair of Poundland Group plc and N Brown Group plc, Senior Independent Director of Sky plc and a Non-Executive Director of the Rugby Football Union. Amongst his current roles, he serves as Chair of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc and is Senior Independent Director at Flutter Entertainment plc.

Matthew Elliott

Senior Political Adviser

Matthew Elliott joined Shore Capital as its Senior Political Adviser in April 2016. He was previously Chief Executive of the successful Vote Leave campaign in the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union in 2016. He has been described by the Financial Times as “one of the most formidable political strategists in Westminster” and by the New Statesman as “one of the most successful – and feared – campaigners in British politics”. Previously, he led the successful NOtoAV campaign in the 2011 referendum on changing Britain’s voting system, and he also founded the TaxPayers’ Alliance and Business for Britain. He has written four books, appears regularly on TV and radio, and is a frequent speaker both in the UK and overseas.