Meet the Leadership Team


The company has a dedicated leadership team who are professional and experienced in their field.  

Steve Groves

CHAIRMAN

We were thrilled to appoint Steve as Chairman in September 2016.

Steve previously spent 11 years at Partnership Group plc as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and then the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  He sold the company through its market listing and subsequent merger with Just Retirement. 

Paul Barber

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, with over 30 years’ experience in financial services industries in both the UK and across 20 countries in Europe, Middle East and Asia. 

Since returning to the UK he has been a Director of Bridgewater Equity Release for over 10 years and the Chief Executive since 2014.  He has extensive experience in both the equity release and the residential property sectors and brings his wider knowledge of financial services and insurance to the business. 

Paul is also a Director of The Equity Release Council.

Tony Pierce

FINANCE DIRECTOR (FD)

Tony is a Chartered Global Management Accountant with 15 years’ experience in Financial Services.

Tony joined Retirement Bridge in July 2016 from Newcastle Building Society, where he was Finance Director of the Savings Management Operation, which provides market leading savings management.

Tony is also a Trustee of Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s books and MEA Trust.

Susan Hall

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Susan has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Services.  She spent 29 years with Barclays Bank undertaking various operational, sales management and project roles.   After leaving Barclays Susan took up a role as Programme Manager for savings with Aldermore Bank, who aim to help small & medium business.

Susan joined Retirement Bridge in December 2016 as Director of Operations.

Simon Tranter

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE AND RISK

Simon has over 25 years’ experience in Financial Services with 14 of these being spent in regulatory compliance. He worked as our Compliance Officer for 9 years and was appointed as Head of Compliance and Risk in 2016.  He also acts as Company Secretary across our group of companies.

Before joining us he worked as a Compliance Officer for an Independent Financial Adviser firm and prior to that as a Financial Adviser principally, with one of the major UK high street banks.
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