Our Advice Team

Meet the Advice Team

Craig Harper

Managing Director


Craig has over 20 years’ experience managing assets, portfolios and people, for prominent investment houses including Société Générale and Daiwa SB in London. Prior to that, he worked for Colonial First State Investment Managers in both London and Melbourne. Craig holds a BSc degree in Economic Geography and a Securities Industry Diploma.

E. craig@mvam.com

T. 01306 776980

Sarah Pohlinger

Head of Advice


Sarah has eight years experience as a financial adviser, specialising in pensions advice and savings and investments. Prior to starting and developing Leabourne Financial Advice, Sarah worked for 20 years as an investment manager working for a number of prominent investment houses including SG Asset Management and Barclays Global Investors. Sarah holds a Degree in Business, a Teaching Degree and a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.

E. sarah@mvam.com

T. 01992 310292

Duncan Sanford

Director and Portfolio Manager


Duncan Sanford is a Director and the CIO for MVAM. He has over 25 years’ experience in the international financial industry, successfully combining direct investment and managing active investment teams. He worked as CEO and CIO for Nestlé Capital Management Ltd accountable for the global pension fund assets, managed both internally and externally. He joined MVAM from LGPS Central Limited, an aggregation of nine U.K. public pension funds, where he was the responsible for building the internal investment team and selecting external investment opportunities.

E. duncan@mvam.com

T. 01904 929432

Annemarie Otchere

Financial Adviser


Annemarie joined the Hertford office in 2022 supporting both new and existing clients. She brings with her a breath of experience including 15 years in the financial services industry as well as a stint in Real Estate. Annemarie became a financial adviser to help people reach their goals whether that is planning for retirement, making the most of your investments or putting protection for your family in place. Annemarie holds a Masters’ Degree and a Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. When not at work, Annemarie can be found at home with her family or on the tennis court. She likes to travel as and when she can get away with it…

E. annemarie@mvam.com

T. 01992 310292

Gabriele Nobile

Trainee Paraplanner


Gabriele is a trainee paraplanner at Mole Valley Asset Management. He studied Mechanical Engineering at University of Surrey before working in the Travel Insurance business and then moved into financial advising and is currently studying towards his Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning. He is an excellent cook (by his own account, although no one in the office can yet attest to that) and during his free time he enjoys travelling and playing football.

E. gabriele@mvam.com

T. 01306776999