We work as a team of specialists, with each member bringing their own area of expertise to benefit and guide your financial decisions.

Our clients are at the core of everything we do and they benefit from a first-class experience that surrounds their needs and aspirations. We ensure our client’s success by fully understanding their needs and aligning our interests with theirs. Our clients value the close communication throughout the relationship and the educational framework we provide so they fully understand the financial decisions they make. This leads to positive outcomes and long fruitful relationships.

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Chris Ferguson
CEO
Chris Ferguson
CEO

Chris Ferguson is the CEO of Credence International. Chris formed Credence to bring credible financial advice to the offshore marketplace. Chris has been in financial services throughout his whole career, and qualified originally in 2002 with the Chartered Institute of Insurance, Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and Institute of Financial Services. With experience in the GCC, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Chris has worked in Dubai since 2006. Chris entered the financial service sector to enable as many people as possible benefit from freedom and choice in life by making good decisions rather than experience stress and anxiety over money. Chris believes that you always need to be developing to evolve so leads from the front with personal development and is hoping to achieve chartered status in 2018. Chris is also keen on tech startups, venture capital, private equity and fintech. In this spare time, Chris enjoys family time with with his two young children and has a keen interest in cars and motorsport, the gym and cycling.

Richard Glenn
CFO
Richard Glenn
CFO

Richard G Glenn is a fully qualified Chartered Management Accountant and is a member of CIMA & CGMA professional bodies. Richard also holds a BA (hons) degree in Accounting & Finance obtained from Leeds Metropolitan University. Richards professional background started with HSBC bank in the UK where he progressed to the role of Private Client Advisor. He gained accounting experience in forensic audit and within the manufacturing industry before moving to a logistic company where he was accountable for an annual budget of over GBP250 million. Richard has a focus on compliance and ethics and offers a wealth of corporate experience both in financial and strategical accounting which he intends to utilise to excel Credence in its mission to expand domestically and globally. Richard is an enthusiastic cyclist and triathlete and has Ironman triathlons amongst his list of sporting achievements.

Graeme Field
Director & Head of Corporate Services
Graeme Field
Director & Head of Corporate Services

Graeme has spent over 30 years in the Banking and Finance Sector covering a variety of roles including Corporate Manager with Lloyds Bank, Corporate Financial Planning Manager with Barclays, Independent Financial Adviser with HSBC for 9 years before taking over the team as Area Manager in 2010.
His career brought him to UAE in 2013 as a Senior Manager with HSBC before joining Credence.
Graeme holds the coveted Chartered Financial Planner status, the highest level of qualification in the UK and one which puts him in an ideal place to provide advice on more complex financial planning arrangements and corporate solutions.
As our Head of Corporate Services, Graeme predominantly looks after the financial needs of SMEs in UAE, such as gratuity liability management, group savings and medical schemes, together with the potentially more complex personal needs of executives and upper management.
Married with 2 grown up sons, Graeme enjoys all sport including golf as well as far eastern holidays.

Mark Boyes
Senior Private Client Advisor
Mark Boyes
Senior Private Client Advisor

Mark is a hardworking and highly integral individual. Having worked in the offshore financial services industry since 2009, he has achieved high levels of success and comfortably advises high net worth individuals and manages complex multi currency, and diverse asset class portfolio’s. Mark is a competent financial professional who explains wealth and portfolio management in a manner which assists clients to make positive and effective financial decisions which in turn brightens both the financial outlook of the client and safeguards their family. Mark is a financial adviser that takes the commitment he makes to clients very seriously and will work tirelessly to make sure his clients get the returns they desire, and he delivers the levels of service the client needs for a fruitful relationship.

Edward Davies
Senior Private Client Advisor
Edward Davies
Senior Private Client Advisor

Edward is an experienced and knowledgeable financial advisor, ready to work with you to ensure you and your family’s financial future. He has a degree in Banking and Finance from Liverpool John Moores University, and has also been certified in Financial Planning in the UK and in Hong Kong, where he was resident for 5 years. After 7 years working with a competitor Edward made the decision to join Credence International. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with more than 500 clients to help them choose, invest, and manage plans that will offer safe investments and excellent returns. As a financial planner Edward‘s main goal is to help you make well-informed decisions on what types of investments are right for you. He also emphasizes the need to adjust investment plans as your goals and needs change. Edward will always listen to your concerns, share all information about potential investments, including benefits, risks, and tax issues, and treat your financial goals with the same care and interest that he devotes to his own. Edward looks forward to being your trusted advisor and expert resource as you build a secure portfolio of investments.

Jamie Scott
Senior Private Client Advisor
Jamie Scott
Senior Private Client Advisor

Jamie is an energetic, highly experienced and fully UK-qualified independent financial adviser living and working in Dubai with over 30 years’ experience in both UK and International financial services.
His skills and knowledge will help you cut through industry jargon, access the very best and most suitable solutions and quickly give you the peace of mind you deserve.
His personal areas of expertise include: Inheritance Tax Planning, Retirement Planning, U.K.
Pension Transfers, Portfolio Management, Term Deposits and Trust and Fiduciary solutions.
His driving passion is to give his clients the best possible advice about making the most of their money and helping them find the products and strategies to achieve their goals. He has a deep commitment to acting as a trusted adviser and will help you achieve a secure retirement or a predetermined, tax efficient investment goal.

Antony Anderton
Senior Private Client Advisor
Antony Anderton
Senior Private Client Advisor

Antony has worked within financial services sector for over 15 years. He has had senior roles at banks such HSBC, Santander and Lloyds TSB Offshore.
Antony is fully UK qualified through the London Institute of Banking and Finance. He holds both DipFA and the more specialised chartered level 6 Award in Pension Transfers (AwPetr). The highest UK qualification attainable in advising clients on their UK pensions.
Antony is married, enjoys reading and travel and playing golf whenever he gets the chance.

Tracy Sumstad
Senior Private Client Advisor
Tracy Sumstad
Senior Private Client Advisor

Blair Herbert
Senior Private Client Advisor
Blair Herbert
Senior Private Client Advisor

Blair is a Qualified Advisor who has worked in the Financial Services Industry since 2012. He is a very ethical individual who works hard to find the best solutions for his clients, which leads to building solid relationships with them. Blair is highly capable and always goes above and beyond to ensure he advises his clients in such a way that they understand everything clearly and are well positioned to make decisions without reservation. He takes his commitment to his clients very seriously and enjoys seeing them benefit from his advice.

Paul Sharman
Private Client Advisor
Paul Sharman
Private Client Advisor

Paul is a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Insurers, holding a CII Award and an award with CISI for investment management.
He has been working offshore as a private wealth adviser since 2010, helping expatiates organise and maximise their finances. His previous experience includes working as a Director for a consultancy company before setting up a successful business of his own. Paul is dedicated to providing the best advice based on the Clients individual requirements; he understands the importance of assisting Clients with planning for their future, and the need for full flexibility and regular reviews to ensure personal targets are being met and exceeded.
Paul specialises Pension Transfers for expatriates, however he offers a holistic approach towards Life Insurance & Critical Illness Cover, Education Planning, Regular Savings, Retirement Planning, Portfolio Management, Tax Planning & Succession Planning.

Dominic Hamilton
Private Client Advisor
Dominic Hamilton
Private Client Advisor

Dominic is a fully RDR certified financial adviser in the UK and fully qualified in Hong Kong/internationally to give financial advice. As a member of the London Institute of Banking & Finance and the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments he specialises in guiding British expats and internationals on all aspects of wealth management. His role here at Credence is to build long lasting relationships and to provide up to date holistic financial advice creating the best outcomes for his clients.

Nicholas Dillet
Private Client Advisor
Nicholas Dillet
Private Client Advisor

Nicholas graduated from MMU Business School with an Honours Degree in Business & Accounting and progressed into the insurance and contract negotiation sector. Nicholas has since become a fully UK qualified financial advisor via the London Institute of Banking & Finance and is working towards Chartered Financial Planner status.

Paul Tate
Head of Projects
Paul Tate
Head of Projects

Paul is a strategic thinking, self-motivated and enthusiastic Professional, with a capacity for high level technical business understanding across multiple professions. He presents a high standard with the ability to engage stakeholders of all levels in a meaningful way to achieve results.
He takes control and ownership of financial projects, and demonstrates technical understanding from product development, technology integration, regulatory and legal, to a full financial services value chain of execution and custody of assets.
Combining his love for technology innovation and the burgeoning fintech, regtech and blockchain eco systems, he has developed a niche understanding of global financial regulatory environments coupled with qualifications to support his knowledge base.
Paul has an insatiable thirst for knowledge and dives head-on into new projects, with a desire to up-skill and develop the value he adds to the organisation. He prides himself on integrity, while upholding and protecting the values of the financial system as a whole.

Zeeshan Latif
Marketing Manager
Zeeshan Latif
Marketing Manager

Zee brings more than 10 years of experience in advertising, digital marketing, inbound marketing and online media to his role as marketing manager at Credence International.
Zee’s primary focus is to continually increase global thought leadership eminence and brand awareness to help drive business results. He has active and thorough oversight of company`s overall marketing activities including offline marketing, events, web site, lead generation, social media, and thought leadership content. An adept researcher, He also keeps abreast of industry trends and challenges and provides business intelligence to the company and its leadership.
His experience includes a 10-year marketing career working with global brands in the fields of lead generation, marketing and advertising working for and helping global firms achieve their marketing and business goals.
He is a member Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and an active member of the UAE`s digital marketing community.

Thomas Mullens
Relationship Manager
Thomas Mullens
Relationship Manager

Tom has been with Credence International since moving to Dubai in 2016. He joined Credence as a relationship manager and as a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University. He possesses strong communication skills and a broad knowledge of business development. Thomas is a member of the London Institute of Banking & Finance and is currently working towards his full DipFA qualifications.

Daniel Moneanu
Relationship Manager
Daniel Moneanu
Relationship Manager

Josh Lake
Relationship Manager
Josh Lake
Relationship Manager

Russell Renton
Relationship Manager
Russell Renton
Relationship Manager

Ian Palmer
Relationship Manager
Ian Palmer
Relationship Manager

Edward Saint
Relationship Manager
Edward Saint
Relationship Manager

Alex Graham
Relationship Manager
Alex Graham
Relationship Manager

Michael Stavros Barrett
Relationship Manager
Michael Stavros Barrett
Relationship Manager

Lydia Graves
Relationship Manager
Lydia Graves
Relationship Manager

Cameron Williamson
Relationship Manager
Cameron Williamson
Relationship Manager

Remar Salao
Data Analyst
Remar Salao
Data Analyst

Trisha D’souza
Office Manager
Trisha D’souza
Office Manager

Trisha D’souza is the Office Manager at Credence International. Trisha has been working in the Financial Services Industry since 2010 and has extensive experience in the customer service, administrative and office managerial sectors. Trisha joined Credence as a Financial Administrator in 2014 and later rose to the rank of an Office Manager. Her duties include responding and networking with clients, ensuring employee growth satisfaction, as well as communicating with upper management about departmental needs. It is Trisha’s unusual ability to communicate and bridge the gap between what’s done and what others say can’t be accomplished, that makes her stand out above the rest when it comes to leadership and abilities. Trisha has completed her schooling from North Albion Collegiate Institute – Canada.

Rochelle Manloloyo
Accounts Assistant
Rochelle Manloloyo
Accounts Assistant

Since graduating from University in 2009 with a degree in Management Accounting, Rochelle has acquired various experiences in different industries and has gained strong work ethics.
Rochelle was drawn to Dubai with the aspiration of obtaining extensive skills along with a change in scenery. She joined Credence in June 2014 and her role includes the preparation of the financial reporting and the presentation of management information to the board. Rochelle is an innovative and driven person. She has a bright future ahead of her working internationally in the financial sector. In the unlikely event that she is not working, you will find her in a coffee shop chatting with her friends.

Ann Dsouza
Financial Administrator
Ann Dsouza
Financial Administrator

Ilshad Sobhani
Financial Administrator
Ilshad Sobhani
Financial Administrator

Ilshad Sobhani joined Credence in 2017 as a Financial Administrator. Prior to this she has worked in the financial industry over the past four years and has
worked in the UAE for more than ten years.
She's an MBA holder specializing in International Business.
She possesses various skills such as coordination, management, creative assessment, problem solving and leadership just to name a few.