Our Board of Directors

Forrester-Hyde’s Board of Directors share over 170 years of experience working within the Company.

Nick Hyde - Founder, Forrester Hyde
Nick Hyde
Nick founded Forrester-Hyde in January 1970 but has recently retired and is enjoying a gentler pace of life.
Matthew Barber
Chief Executive
Matt joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 November 1988 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. Alongside being Chief Executive Officer of Forrester-Hyde, Matthew is also Head of Private Client and chairs the Investment Committee.
James Hyde
Managing Director
James joined Forrester-Hyde full time on 6 October 2003, has achieved his Diploma in Financial Planning and is closing in on Chartered status. James assumed the role of Managing Director on 1 December 2018, is Head of Corporate Client and sits on the Investment Committee.
Howard Imbert
Howard joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 August 1995 and achieved the Diploma in Financial Planning, and is close to attaining Chartered Status. Before joining Forrester-Hyde, Howard worked at UNUM Limited, a leading provider of Corporate Risk Benefits. Howard is mainly involved in the research, recommendation and ongoing servicing of Corporate Risk Benefit Schemes, and also working alongside Jan Burton, sourcing and recommending Individual Financial Protection and Mortgages.
James Dear
James joined Forrester-Hyde on 16 July 2007 and is both a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Financial Planner. James advises both Corporate and Individual Clients and sits on the Investment Committee.
Jakob Payne
Investment Director
Jakob joined Forrester-Hyde on 1 July 2014 and holds Fellow Chartered Financial Planner status through the Chartered Insurance Institute. Alongside this, he has obtained the level 7 Chartered Wealth Manager title, awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. Jakob is now focusing on sustainable investment and has completed the CFA ESG Diploma in Investment Management and Chartered Banker Climate Risk Certificate. He is the winner of the prestigious Investment Week Trail Blazer Award (2019) and manages our Model Portfolios whilst sitting on the Investment Committee.