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Gemma Godfrey joins Oberon board as non-executive director

Gemma Godfrey joins Oberon board as non-executive director

Moola founder Gemma Godfrey has joined the board of boutique wealth management firm Oberon Investments Group.

Godfrey has joined Oberon as a non-executive director, taking up her post yesterday (September 6).

In 2015 Godfrey founded the now closed robo-adviser Moola and sold the business to employee benefits provider JLT in 2018, before leaving a year later.

In August 2020, it was announced that Godfrey had joined advice consolidator Independent Wealth Planners as a non-executive director, where she chaired the company's investment management division and oversaw consumer insight. 

Godfrey was a boardroom adviser to actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Apprentice and has also been an adviser to the UK government on its 10-year strategy to improve the nation's financial wellbeing. 

She has previously headed investment strategy for wealth manager Brooks Macdonald and chaired the investment committee at Credo Capital.

Simon McGivern, chief executive officer of Oberon Investments Group, said: "We are delighted to have Gemma onboard with Oberon. Gemma brings with her a well-established career in the investment and fund management sector and will add significant value as Oberon continues to reach new heights."

Back in May, Oberon announced it had bought adviser and wealth manager Smythe House, three months after its admission to trading on the Aquis Stock Exchange via a reverse takeover.

In February Oberon said it was eyeing a pipeline of acquisitions, which it said at the time already included a "number of discussions with fund and wealth management teams". 

amy.austin@ft.com

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