Meet the Team

Mark Harrison
Managing Partner

Mark is the Managing Partner of Seagate Wealth Management with over 20 years of experience in Financial Services. Mark’s background is in banking and he worked for Lloyds Bank for 8 years before moving to Spain in 2003.

He is passionate about helping ex-pats reach their financial goals and believes the only way to achieve this is through regulated and transparent financial advice.

Mark loves travelling and is married with two children, Grace and Thomas.

Chris Shaw
Partner

Chris is a partner here at Seagate Wealth Management. Chris’s career in financial services stretches back over the last 15 years, spending most of that time working in a regulated UK environment for some of the top UK Banks, as both a Manager and Financial Adviser. Chris takes his UK ethics and expertise and advises ex-pats all around the Costa Blanca on making important financial decisions.

When Chris isn’t helping expats with their financial planning, he enjoys spending time with his wife Laura and young daughter Evie, as well as being a Liverpool FC fanatic.

Steve Higgins
Partner

Steve is a Partner in Seagate Wealth Management and has worked in the financial sector for all of his working life and that is a long time!

Steve joined the British Army aged 15 and served for 25 years in the Financial Branch. Upon leaving he worked for Lloyds Bank as a Senior Business Financial Adviser for 10 years.

This was followed by 8 years within the Wine Industry in the USA where he was the Company Accountant. He also worked independently as a Tax adviser and Tax Preparer for individuals.

Steve is very passionate and sincere about ensuring ex-pats obtain their desired solutions to their investment and income criteria. He readily welcomes and accepts client requests to visit them in their own homes.

Steve moved to Spain in 2008 and is an avid golfer and enjoys a few rounds of golf as and when time permits.

Our Advisers and Administrative Team

Karen Palmer
Client Account Manager

Karen is the Client Account Manager at Seagate Wealth Management, managing client portfolios and client requests.

Coming to financial services via the Building Society and Banking route,  after many years experience in the UK working with the Halifax as an Independent Financial Adviser, she eventually founded her own company with offices in the South West.

When not studying financial markets, Karen can be found ‘treading the boards’ in many local am dram productions, also TV series such as ‘Benidorm’ and Film.

Karen is fully qualified holding the Financial Planning Certificate, CeMap Mortgage qualifications and the Advanced Financial Planning Certificate in Taxation and Trusts.

Robert Pearl
Relationship Manager

Robert is a Relationship Manager at Seagate Wealth Management having been working in Financial Services for over 6 years in Spain.

Providing solutions and delivering exceptional client service has always been Robert´s ethos since he started his career over 20 years ago in the City of London recruiting for some of the largest UK Financial Services organisations.

Robert has always had a keen interest in the financial markets but also is an avid tennis player and has travelled extensively.

Lorraine Howard
Marketing Manager

Lorraine is the Marketing Manager at Seagate Wealth Management having spent most of her career in the financial sector.

Lorraine started in retail banking working for Barclays Bank, before moving into the international sector working for Sumitomo Bank, one of Japan´s largest banks. Her final role involved a move to the London Borough of Islington, working in financial services, recruiting and training school leavers and graduates to become public accountants.

Since moving to Spain in 2007, she has put her experience to good use in helping ex-pats understand the complexities of life abroad.

Lorraine loves travelling, especially to Greece and is an avid gardener.

Kim Pearce
Reception

Kim is the receptionist at Seagate Wealth Management. Kim has always worked in administrational roles in both Spain and in the UK. Kim moved to Spain in 2003 after completing her A Levels in Spanish and French.