Team Ningi

Pete Ridlington FPFS

Chief Executive Officer
I'm a Chartered Financial Planner with a degree in Computing. My role in the last 10 years has always been as translator, sitting between the real tech people and the proper financial advisers; speaking enough of each language to broker a plan. I've been in this space a long time, used all the tools..

Jack Lees-Manning

Chief Operations Officer
I have over 15 years experience in Financial Services & Fintech scale-ups. I am a passionate problem solver and relish the challenges involved in bringing innovative products to market. I am excited about bringing awesome benefits to the advice firms we work with and their clients. I want to ensure ..

Alex Rowan

Chief Technology Officer
I'm a software engineer with over 10 years experience in software development. I've worked in various sectors from Fintechs to Ecommerce. All with their own unique set of difficult technical problems to solve. Generally I'm passionate about creating user experiences that they remember -hopefully for..

Ged Dackys

Principle Engineer
At fourteen, after teaching myself C, I wrote my first program. One computer science degree and almost two decades later, I find myself at Ningi. In between, I built software for many different calibre organisations. Now, I feel thrilled to enter the world of fintech and bring my vast knowledge and ..

Nerys Petrou

UI UX designer
I'm a qualified UI/UX designer with an interest in design lifecycles and user journeys. I create figma designs and wireframes for everything you see here and for our clients. With my comprehensive skills in a range of software, I create beautiful and usable interfaces that satisfy our client and use..

Lucy Ridlington

User Experience & Research Manager
My job is to help the team make decisions based on feedback and data from real users, to ensure our software is as easy to use and intuitive as possible. I've been working in research for over a decade, most recently leading user experience research for an insurance fintech. My role involves regular..

Sayda Lees-Manning

Operations Consultant
I have a degree in Industrial Economics and over 15 years experience providing operational support to businesses, across policy development, bid support, project management and resource management. I understand the elements an organisation needs to thrive in a competitive marketplace. Being part of ..

Shuib Abdillahi

Full stack engineer
I am a self-motivated developer passionate about modern web technologies. I take designs and build them using scalable components. I came to Ningi because I appreciated the trajectory they had and wanted to immerse myself in the fintech world...

Robert Harbord

Full stack engineer
I'm a full stack dev with an eye for detail. I studied computer science at UEA, and had my most fun in the yearly hackathons. I realised then, startup culture is where I'll thrive. Ningi gives me the space to write modern mobile first websites and apps, and I have a blast doing it!..

Non-Executive Directors

Mark Smith

Chairman & Non Executive Director
I have 35 years' experience in the wealth management space, working with financial advisers with a focus regulation and operational structures including the best use of technology. I have developed strong working relationships with the FCA whilst working with them in a developing regulatory environm..

Grant Hughes

Non Executive Director
I have been in financial services for over 25 years and I'm a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute. I have been a senior leader, Managing Director or CEO in several firms, including Barclays, Mercer, Jelf and Legal & General. I am passionate about driving chang..

Our investors


Haatch Ventures is an early stage, pre-seed run by previously excited entrepreneurs. We aim to help incubate the next generation of UK startups and support founders on their journey to build successful digital companies. We're able to leverage our experience and interactions with financial advisors ..

Ed Gascoigne

As a Chartered Financial Planner helping to run a business with £1.4bn of clients' assets under our stewardship, I'm always on the lookout for FinTech businesses that I believe can help achieve great client outcomes. ..

Pete Denny

Having worked in this space for many years, I've seen and felt the problem up close. I've always been a huge fan of Pete and Jack and hearing that they were devoting their considerable talents and experience to addressing this issue meant that I just had to get involved...

Simrun Basuita

By day I invest in climate tech startups as a VC. But in a previous life I built innovative financial advice apps, working alongside Ningi Co-Founder Pete. Pete has developed deep knowledge in this space. He understands the needs of both clients and advisers, and he combines this with a hands-on, cr..

Terence Baker

I invested in Ningi as I believe in their vision for producing high quality software with a focussed feature set. Bloated software is no fun for anyone and Ningi is setting out to show its competitors that customers value quality over quantity. I have over a decade in native mobile development both ..

Sean Turner

Sean is a CISO and a software engineering leader by profession, and can usually be found hacking away at a startup in some security or operational capacity. He's worked in “FinTech” a couple of times; he was a fairly early hire at Wealth Wizards, and latterly worked in the crypto derivatives space, ..