Our People
Mike Rostron

After gaining an honours degree in Accounting & Finance, Mike entered the financial services industry in 1987. Following a spell in the City of London, Mike returned to the North West in 1990 and joined MGP as a Director in 1993.

Mike advises on all aspects of investment and personal financial planning, with particular emphasis on private client portfolio management.

Mike is a Chartered Financial Planner (since 2010) and has been a Certified Financial Planner since 2000 (www.financialplanning.org.uk). He completed the Investment Management Certificate in 2009 and is an IMC member of the CFA Society of the UK (www.cfauk.org). Mike also completed the STEP Certificate for Financial Services (Trusts & Estate Planning) in 2010 and became an affiliate of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (www.step.org).

Mike Rostron Mgp
Rob Ellis – Chartered Financial Planner

Rob began his career in Financial Services in 2003, when he graduated from University with a degree in Financial Studies.

During this time, Rob has worked for several Financial Planning practices. Firstly, in his hometown of Coventry, and then in the North West where Rob relocated to in 2007.

He is a valuable member of the MGP Investment Committee and advises clients on all aspects of their finances, with an emphasis on the creation and adaptation of client financial plans.

Rob has invested a considerable amount of time and effort to become a Chartered Financial Planner, with the overall aim of helping his clients to achieve their objectives. He is also a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, demonstrating his commitment to the profession and to delivering the best outcomes for his clients.

Outside of work Rob enjoys spending time with his young family, watching football (Coventry City FC) and he has recently taken up golf.



Rob Ellis Mgp
Denise Whealing – Operations Manager

Denise has worked in the financial services industry for over 30 years. She joined Mattinson Ginty & Partners Ltd (from which MGP Investment Management Ltd evolved in 1992) in 1979, leaving in 1993 to gain a couple of years’ experience with a global consulting company. Denise couldn’t stay away and came back to join MGP Investment Management Ltd in 1996, working closely with the Directors.

Denise started her journey as a Secretary/Administrator and has progressed over the years. She is now responsible for all aspects of the day to day running of the office, ensuring that our clients’ needs are taken care of and that the business runs smoothly, whilst also continuing to provide a supporting role to the admin team.

Away from the office Denise enjoys socialising with family and friends, and travels extensively.

Denise Whealing Mgp
Natasha Eccles-Churton – Client Relationship Manager

Originally from Glasgow, Natasha studied International Business (MA) at the University of Edinburgh. During this 4-year course one year was spent in Prague.

Since leaving university Natasha has worked for banks, pension administrators and wealth managers in Scotland, England and Canada, joining MGP in 2019. Natasha has a background in administration and operations, enjoys working with people, and customer service is very important to her. At MGP, Natasha is responsible for a number of areas, including managing the way in which we communicate with our clients, making sure that we have all the information we need from our clients, to manage the compliance function.

Outside of the office Natasha enjoys music, travelling and yoga.

Natasha Eccles-Churton Mgp
Karl Butler – Client Relationship Manager

Karl has over 20 years’ experience in financial services. He began his career in the South West, starting at a small rural IFA, then in the compliance department of a leading life insurance company, and finally at a discretionary fund manager in Bath.

Karl moved to the North West to join MGP in 2010. He is responsible for the administration function in the office, including dealing and new business processing.



Karl Butler Mgp
Karen Smith – Secretarial Manager

Karen joined MGP in 1994, working as a secretary for the 3 Directors at the time. She now provides support to all the other members of our busy team.

Outside of the office Karen’s main hobbies are horse riding and walking.



Karen Smith Mgp
Esther Ford – Secretary

Esther joined MGP in 2017 to provide additional secretarial support to the team on a part time basis.

Esther also works as an independent music promoter in ManchEsther.



Esther Ford Mgp