Derek Bradley, CEO
Derek Bradley is the founder and CEO of Panacea.
After an early career at Lloyd’s of London, he went on to learn about the importance of customer service, working for BOAC, the forerunner of British Airways, something further reinforced during his time as a broker consultant at Scottish Equitable.
Derek went on to set up his own successful IFA business which he ran for 18 years before selling it in late 2006.
Derek spotted an altruistic opportunity to provide a better service to directly authorised IFAs and in 2007 Panacea was born. As Steve Jobs said "Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did it they often feel guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something, it seemed obvious to them after a while. Panacea seems so obvious.
Born: Southend on Sea
Likes: Swimming, Sailing, Skiing, Cycling, being creative, standing up for those who have no voice, reading and writing
Dislikes: The words ‘no’ and ‘can’t’!
Books: History and biographies
Film: Apocalypse Now
Album: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Anthology
Career ambition- Create a legacy for the industry with Panacea
Life ambition- To keep healthy and creative
Sarah Paul, Marketing Director
Sarah is responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing and communications strategy for Panacea and its eBusiness proposition.
She joined Panacea from MetLife where she was Marketing Manager. During her 15 years’ within the financial services industry, she has also held marketing and eBusiness roles at Hartford Life Limited, RBS Insurance and Merrill Lynch.
Likes: Gardening, baking, travelling, walking my two Labradors and list writing!
Dislikes: Rudeness, rules without logic, inconsistency, cucumber
Books: Murder Mysteries and anything by Paulo Coelho
Film: Shawshank Redemption or The Usual Suspects
Album: Forty Licks by Rolling Stones or Innocent Man by Billy Joel
Career ambition: To grow the Panacea brand to become the website of choice of directly regulated advisers
Life ambition: To visit as much of the planet as possible
James Bradley, Communications Director
James is responsible for managing the day to day relationships with our partner firms as well as working on updating partner site content and bulletin publishing.
He joined Panacea from Microsoft where he was a European Financial Analyst. Prior to that he has held similar positions with Hewlett Packard, Sony, and Mercedes Benz. His experience gained in the IT industry is being put to good use as Panacea grows.
Likes: Swimming, cycling
Books: Autobiographies and books to expand my knowledge
Film: Apollo 13, Forrest Gump
Album: Paul Simon Gracelands
Career ambition: To make Panacea the number one "go to" site for financial advisers, paraplanners and partners companies for industry insight, news and services
Life ambition: Have good health and travel to interesting places
Hannah Hutcheon, Communications and Marketing Consultant
Hannah has come from The Theo Paphitis Group where she worked for 16 years as an HR Officer, her skills were largely based around Employee Relations, an area she will also be bringing to Panacea and assisting advisers with going forward.
Likes: Swimming, Gym, reading, cooking and spending time with Family and Friends.
Dislikes: Eggs and people that enjoy intimidating others (bullies!)
Books: Thousand Splendid Suns, The Help and The Ice Cream Girls
Album: Rod Stewart Greatest Hits
Career ambition: To work towards making Panacea the go-to site for financial advisers, and to learn lots more along the way!
Life ambition: For me and my family to live a happy and content life.