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Michael Covell

London, UK

Non-Executive Chairman

Ascot Lloyd

Michael Covell


Mike Covell is an experienced non-executive Chairman, Director and Adviser to a range of businesses and family offices.

He is currently Chairman of Ascot Lloyd, a UK financial planning business; a Director of The Bank of Butterfield, a commercial bank headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the NYSE; a Director of C Le Masurier Limited, Jersey's largest private European real estate owner; and a Director/Adviser to two large family offices

Previously, Mike was Chairman of both the Tilney Group, a UK wealth manager, and Hawksford International, an offshore fiduciary business, leading growth, M&A, MBOs and management change. He was also a Director of the International Property Securities Exchange and Leeds Castle Foundation.

Mike retired from Goldman Sachs in 2008, where he was a Managing Director in their European Private Wealth Management Division. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mike was a senior partner at Rawlinson & Hunter, an international accountancy firm.

Mike is a keen sportsman with a particular interest in field sports and triathlons. He was educated at Harrow School, London and L'Institut Britannique, Paris.

Michael Covell’s Newsfeed

Financial Times
Former Tilney chairman joins Ascot Lloyd

Michael Covell, former Chairman of the Tilney Group was mentioned in an article in the Financial Times Adviser in relation to his recent appointment as Chairman of Ascot Lloyd.

Michael Covell’s Background

Non-Executive Chairman
Nov 2018 - Present
London, UK
Ascot Lloyd is one of the UK’s leading independent financial advisers, committed to providing a personal & professional service to its individual and corporate clients. It's aim is to put in place foundations to build strong financial futures to help clients achieve their financial goals.
Non-Executive Director
Apr 2018 - Present
Hamilton, BM
Butterfield is a full-service bank and wealth manager headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. It provides services to clients from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, where it's principal banking operations are located, and the Bahamas, Switzerland, Singapore and the United Kingdom, where it offers specialised financial services.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

2010 - 2017
London, UK
Tilney Group is a national Wealth Management business with over 1200 staff.
2008 - 2011
Saint Helier, JE
Hawksford International is an international fiduciary business providing corporate, private client and funds services to a global client base


Non-Executive Director & Trustee
2007 - 2018
Maidstone, UK
The aim of Leeds Castle Foundation is 'the preservation of the Castle, its collections and interiors, and its estate for the benefit of the public'. There is an on-going programme of maintenance and restoration of this magnificent 12th Century Castle requiring expertise, care and of course, money. All profits go towards this aim, the Charitable Foundation receiving no external funding

Michael Covell’s Education

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L'Institute Britannique, Paris
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