Pete O’Neill

peter-onielPete brings over 30 years of international corporate experience to the business having worked in senior positions in both private and public listed organisations in the UK, Europe and USA. In the USA he was director for United Mergers & Acquisitions LLP based in Phoenix, Arizona. Pete also joined the International Business Brokers Association and obtained his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) accreditation. During his time back in the UK Pete was Chief Executive Officer of Golden Charter Ltd, a leading funeral plan provider for independent funeral directors.  During this period Pete also held office as Council Chairman of the Funeral Ombudsman Scheme and Chairman of the Funeral Planning Council. His work in the funeral planning profession saw him as part of the initial steering group that led to the formation of the self-regulatory body known as the Funeral Planning Authority. Most recently Pete held office as Chief Executive Officer for the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors

Gordon Fergusson

gordon-fergusonGordon brings over 30 years of financial and business experience having worked initially for one of the big 4 firm of accountants. During this time, many years were involved with Golden Charter the UK’s leading funeral plan provider, assisting the Company and Trust to grow and evolve from a standing start in the role of company secretary and finance director. Gordon has also built his experience through a smaller accountancy practice where he offers a range of accountancy, tax and business advisory services.

 Sara Trickett

Sara-RickettAs part of the management team that established Golden Charter as the leading independent funeral plan provider in the UK Sara has over 14 years of experience of the funeral profession. In her role as National Support Manager Sara provided national and local support to funeral directors through her team of Regional Support Managers.  As a result of her visits to funeral directors providing on-site training, attendance at seminars, trade shows, conferences and exhibitions Sara is already well known and respected by funeral directors throughout the UK.