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Meet the Team


Neil Warne
Neil joined Harrold Financial Planning, in 1993 after 7 years with Aviva (formerly Norwich Union), straight from school. Since then he has been advising clients in many areas of financial planning. Following Paul's retirement in January 2015 he is now joint owner with Robyn.


Robyn Lovatt
Robyn joined HFP in July 2001 and prior to joining he had amassed 15 year's service with Aviva (formerly Norwich Union). Robyn is a Chartered Financial Planner and has passed the specialist examinations required to advise on Pension Transfers (from Final Salary Schemes) and also Long Term Care needs. In his spare time he enjoys watching most sports (particularly Norwich City Football Club), travelling and spending time with his family (especially his grandson). Following Paul Harrold's retirement in January 2015 he is now joint owner with Neil.


Max Samuel
Max has worked in financial services since 2002 and joined Harrold Financial Planning in 2004. Having worked as an administrator and then paraplanner he has now achieved the Diploma in Financial Planning and advises both new and existing clients.

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Gordon Carver
Gordon has worked in the financial services profession since 1997 and re-joined Harrold Financial Planning as an adviser in 2016 having previously worked for Paul Harrold between 2001 and 2004. He has obtained the Diploma in Financial Planning and the FCA’s Statement of Professional Standing and is well qualified to help clients as a member of the HFP advising team. In addition Gordon also holds specialist qualifications in the field of Long Term Care planning.

Gordon is married to Laura with one child Sonny, and in his spare time enjoys following football and Formula 1.


Anna Needs
Anna has worked in financial services since 1988 and joined Harrold Financial Planning Ltd in June 2008 as a mortgage adviser.


Patrick Dewing
Patrick worked at Aviva for 23 years before joining Harrold Financial Planning Ltd in February 2009, supporting the advisers in day to day administration. He is married to Joanne with two children.

Jo Foster

Jo Foster
Having previously worked at HMRC & Virgin Direct, Jo joined HFP in April 2008 following a 9 year career break, spent looking after her two daughters. Her role involves working closely with Patrick and supporting the advisers.

Jonathan Rider

Jonathan Rider
Jonathan joined HFP in October 2016, after spending 6 years at Aviva. Based full time in our Norwich office, Jonathan holds the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning, and is working towards becoming Chartered. He mainly works with Robyn, assisting with client work and report writing.


Sarah Sayers
Sarah joined HFP in January 2013 working under Anna as a mortgage administrator. She has previous experience in the mortgage industry and has worked with Anna in the past. She has 2 young children and spends nearly all her spare time with her family and their pet dog.

Lisa Kemp

Lisa Kemp
Lisa joined HFP in October 2016, working in the Mortgage Team as an administrator.
She has over 13 years' experience within the mortgage industry and, has worked with Anna and Sarah in the past.

She has a son who she spends most of her time with but also enjoys socialising, running and mountain climbing.

Steph Fairman

Steph Fairman
Steph joined HFP in November 2016 to cover maternity leave for Kirstie and has stayed to now share that role with her. Steph was previously at Aviva (formerly Norwich Union) in 1991 where she worked for 17 years before leaving to be a full time mother.


Kirstie Lovatt
Kirstie joined HFP in November 2010 and as you may have guessed is Robyn’s daughter. Kirstie started as an office administrator but in 2015 she started a new role as the Office manager, a role she now shares with Steph since returning from maternity leave. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her partner, daughter (Tilly) and her pug Darcy!