Arena Wealth

Client relationships are built on trust with a focus on wealth protection and ethical conduct

Our People

Senior Management

Our reputation is our greatest asset and this has been established through the professionalism and integrity of our people.

David Lumley

David is a co-founder and Joint Managing Director with executive responsibility for the investment management services provided and also for all areas of non-sports client -related business. He spent 16 years managing IMG’s Client Financial Division, was a partner in the management buy-out of the business and has senior level experience of providing advice to clients across sport, entertainment, high net worth individuals and families. He is qualified as a chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Philip Barker

Philip is a co-founder and Joint Managing Director of Arena Wealth with executive responsibility for the sports client-related business of the company and has established the golf financial management division as the recognised global market-leader. He qualified as a certified accountant and spent 9 years at IMG in the Client Financial Division before partnering in the management buyout of the business. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Alex Hills

Alex is a senior client manager with responsibility for the tennis financial management division of Arena Wealth. He joined the firm in 2008 having previously worked in financial services audit at RSM Robson Rhodes and private client banking at Barclays Wealth. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Colin Greenaway

Colin is Director of Tax at Arena Wealth with over-all responsibility in dealing with all aspects of UK and international taxation for clients both resident and non-resident. As a recognised senior tax practitioner with specialist expertise in handling the fiscal affairs of entertainers and sportsmen, he joined Arena in 2009 having previously held senior positions within HMRC and tax advisory firms.

Melissa Tovell

Melissa is a senior client manager with responsibility for the accounting and administration of a number of clients. She joined Arena Wealth in 2013 having spent 13 years at PWC where she qualified as a chartered accountant specialising in audit and forensic practice and has significant professional experience of the charity sector.

Ashley Thompson

Ashley is a portfolio manager at Arena Wealth with responsibility for client investment portfolios. He joined the firm in 2013 from a background in family offices for high net worth individuals. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Paul de la Salle

Paul is a senior client manager with responsibility for the financial management of Arena Wealth's football clients. He joined the firm in 2013 from Barclays Wealth and Investment Management where he was Head of Football and had responsibility for managing the banking relationships with the bank's clients including players and Premier League clubs. His expertise covers private banking, mortgage lending and foreign exchange dealing and he is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.