Meet the Team
Gary O’Neill – Partner
I began my career in the Financial Services Industry in 1987, working for Prudential.
In 1999 along with Keith Clissold, I launched Austin Chapel Independent Financial Advisers. Our aim is to provide the highest quality financial and Investment planning advice to Individual clients, business owners and charities.
I specialise in providing pension and Investment advice, primarily to Academics and members of both the medical and legal professions. In particular, I have experience of providing both Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance advice in respect of pension tax planning.
Away from work I enjoy watching live sport, particularly rugby and football, keeping fit and traveling.
Keith Clissold – Partner
I have been in the financial services industry for 24 years, specialising in both pensions and investments.
I specialise in providing initial and ongoing holistic financial planning and pride myself in providing effective, honest advice at affordable cost. I understand that people’s circumstances change, so I try to ensure planning for life with regular reviews
To make this as comfortable as possible, I provide this service at the client’s home, place of work or our office
We want to manage our clients journey with them throughout their life cycle.
I Specialise in Residential mortgages, Equity Release, Family and Business protection, Private Medical Insurance, Auto-Enrolment company pension schemes.
With 38 years industry experience, I understand that a property purchase is more than just a transaction it is an emotional investment and is one of the biggest commitments people face. My role is to take the stress out of the process, my relationships are built on good service and taking care of the clients, I’m dealing with. I look to provide a safe pair of hands in an often-unpredictable process to save you money by finding the best mortgage deal for you and providing value for money and meeting your expectations.
Steven Barnes – Finance Specialist
I specialise in both residential and Commercial finance. Whether it be a remortgage or residential house move or providing 100% construction finance for real estate developers and investors, my 22 years in the industry has seen me deal with any number of complex proposals. I work with investors purchasing through many different vehicles, whether it be their own names or via ltd companies and offshore company structures. My clients include non-uk nationals and ex-patriots, portfolio investors and real estate developers.
I work with sole traders and SME’s on commercial financing for business purposes, including cash flow through invoice discounting, factoring
My ethos is to listen to the specifics of each proposal to provide a bespoke solution, working closely with the client to ensure their proposal is realised professionally and efficiently.
Andrew Clissold – Financial Adviser
Joining Austin Chapel in 2017, I specialise in Retirement Planning, Investments and Financial Protection.
Retirement and Investment planning is about your goals and your future. I offer a completely bespoke service to each client, initially helping to understand the options available and then providing a plan to meet the clients’ specific financial objectives in an easy to understand way.
We live in an ever changing world and with that, so do client circumstances. I feel it is important to conduct regular reviews with my clients to ensure the investment strategy is right for them as their goals and aspirations change through time.
Outside of work, I enjoy many sports, specifically golf and tennis.