WATCH OUR TEAM

At the core of Watch Portfolio Management is a highly skilled team that work collectively to deliver impressive results.

These fresh-thinking, dynamic people are tuned into your goals and they understand the issues you face. They harness the latest technology to make systems work for you, so you get the outcomes you need, when you need them.

Our directors

MARTIN PRIGENT

Director of Operations and External Relations

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Martin joined us in 2015 as Director of Operations and External Relations. Responsible for our end-to-end service delivery and compliance, he works at both the national and business level to ensure fair outcomes for creditors and their customers. Martin’s experience in the insolvency sector and his unique skillset makes him a highly respected member of our team.

Regarded as a thought leader in the industry, Martin had a key role at the global TDX Group, where he developed and managed ‘The Insolvency Exchange’. In addition, he previously spent 14 years in consumer credit lending and collecting.

DARRAGH FLEMING

Director of Client Technologies and Analytics

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Darragh is the Director of Client Technologies and Analytics and has been a major driving force at Watch Portfolio Management since 2008. Having worked previously as a consultant for Deloitte and as a Business Intelligence Analyst with Allied Irish Bank, he brings valuable knowledge and insight to our team.

His remit is to build and enhance our core products in response to the changing debt solutions market. He excels in driving insolvency portfolio performance for our clients.

JAMES MAXWELL

Financial Operations Director

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James joined Watch Portfolio Management in January 2008, having previously worked in Grant Thornton where he managed a portfolio of new IVA clients.

Before that, James held several roles with Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants including the role of personal insolvency specialist.

James uses his knowledge of the personal insolvency sector to help bridge the gap between insolvency practitioners and our client base to ensure optimal financial outcomes for our clients.

MICHAEL PEACOCK

Managing Director

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Michael has responsibility for the management and development of business strategy. Michael created the IVA Watch concept in late 2006. He has been employed continuously in the personal insolvency sector for 27 years and has a wealth of experience in advising and representing creditors’ needs.

Michael’s experience and knowledge of the personal insolvency sector have shaped him as a thought leader who is highly sought-after.

He is currently an agent representative on the governmental IVA and Protected Trust Deed Standing Committees where he represents the interests of all Watch Portfolio Management clients. Furthermore, Michael is a member of the Irish Steering Group, responsible for developing protocols in the new Personal Insolvency Regime, Ireland.

385,000

Cases Processed

£3bn

Of debt under management

82%

Market Presence

95%

Of inbound cash matched in five day

key team members

PHIL GIBLIN

Head of Analytics

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Phil Giblin is Head of Analytics at Watch Portfolio Management with responsibility for Business Intelligence & Automated Cash Management.

He has over a decade working in the field of Financial Analysis, having worked at some of the Largest Banking & Insurance Companies in the UK. He is a specialist in the field of Process Automation with a background in Database Administration & Data Integration

He joined Watch Portfolio Management in 2016, focusing on automating Data Quality methodologies and data exchanges with our business partners while further developing the skills of our team talented Data Engineers

 

SANDRA DEANE

Operations Manager

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With over 20 years experience of insolvency, Sandra brings a wealth of experience and insight to the business.  Sandra manages our core operational teams and also runs the team training programme.

Sandra worked at Grant Thornton in Belfast and Moore Stephens prior to joining IVA Watch Ltd, working closely with Michael Peacock on successfully launching the service.

CHRIS WILSON

Head of IT and Infrastructure

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Chris Wilson is Head of IT & Infrastructure at Watch Portfolio Management with responsibility for managing all aspects of IT and specialising in Data Security.

With more than 10 years’ international experience in analytics and IT roles within global leading companies in the technology and financial industries. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge in IT security, management and data analysis to the team. Chris drives performance efficiencies to existing and new systems and derives valuable insights for our clients while ensuring the security and integrity of all client data.

GEMMA WILLOCKS

Compliance Manager

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Since joining Watch Portfolio Management in 2010, Gemma has been a key member of our team. She has many years’ experience in the insolvency sector, which includes key roles at major IP firms.

Gemma’s knowledge and experience on both sides of the insolvency fence are particularly valuable to her compliance and conduct risk management role which includes insolvency practitioner engagement. By ‘getting under the bonnet’ of the insolvency practitioners Gemma provides increased transparency, insight and control to our clients.

DAVID MCKENDRY

Head of Operations and Compliance

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David McKendry is Head of Operations and Compliance at Watch Portfolio Management with responsibility for managing the operational teams and overseeing regulatory compliance, risk management and client audits.  Employed in the financial services industry since 1989, David has 20 years’ experience as a senior operations manager.  He joined Watch Portfolio Management in 2015 and coordinated the firm’s journey to obtaining full Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) permissions.

David is the architect of our Compliance First programme which drives the business activities that are aligned to our risk management framework. Our latest consumer journey technologies and client analytics are the result of David’s focus on compliance and the individual

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