Jim Dolan – Managing Director
Jim is a qualified Chartered Wealth Manager with the Chartered Institute of Securities and
Investments (CISI). He started his career with Friends Provident in 1991 and has worked for a
number of private client stockbrokers, including three years trading commodities (base and precious
metals) and currencies. Jim has a wealth of experience in trading techniques and strategies across
various asset classes. He has held directorships with both private client investment and IFA firms.
Before joining Creechurch, Jim held a non-executive directorship of a multi-award winning UK based
discretionary fund manager.
Chris Hutton MBE – Chairman and Finance Director
Chris is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced chief financial officer and operations director.
He has experience in organising business strategies in educational and not-for-profit organisations.
Throughout his career, Chris has overseen management of financial planning, accounting, human
resources, IT and corporate health and safety. He has many years of experience in corporate legal
and in the functions of company secretaries and clerking of governors/director’s meetings.
Miles Ashworth – Head of Private Wealth
Born and resident in the Isle of Man, Miles started his career with Friends Provident and has strong
connections across the public and private sectors. Over the last 15 years, he has worked in
marketing and dealing. In 2012 he joined Creechurch as a portfolio manager with responsibility for
managing client portfolios. In 2019 he took over as head of private wealth. He is a senior member of
the investment strategy committee and co-manager of the investment funds. Miles is a qualified
investment manager and Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and
Dave Nixon FCMA
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants with over 25 years post qualification experience and is an Independent Director for a number of Insurance Companies and Investment Funds and is an established Business Consultant with extensive Senior Executive and Board level experience. Between 2001 and 2008 Dave was Managing Director of BlackRock in the Isle of Man (formerly MerrillLynch Investment Managers) having overall responsibility for institutional , retail and private clients, together with 2 authorised collective investment schemes. During this time he implemented a range of added value investment solutions and led a number of reappointment programmes for large institutional clients. Prior to this, Dave was General Manager/Financial Controller, also undertook the role of Company Secretary for a range of operational and investment corporates .Between 1987 and 1992 he was General Manager/Financial Director of an international manufacturing company, having previously worked for the stry of Defence in a number of senior management positions.Dave is based on the island and has a strong track record of achieving objectives, and is recognised in the isle of Man for his competitive, energetic and ethical approach to business and brings an abundance of experience and knowledge to the Creechurch capital ltd .
Dave Nixon FMCA – Non-executive Director
Dave is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants with over 25 years of post-
qualification experience and is an independent director for a number of insurance companies and
investment funds. For several years Dave held the position of Managing Director at Blackrock in the
Isle of Man overseeing institutional, retail and private clients in addition to two authorised collective
investment schemes. Previously he held positions as General Manager, Financial Controller and
Company Secretary for investment companies. Between 1987 and 1992 he was General
Manager/Finance Director of an international manufacturing company, having previously worked
with the Ministry of Defence in senior management positions.
Damion Smith – Head of Compliance
Damion has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector in the Isle of Man in insurance,
banking, investment business and trust & corporate Services. He has held senior compliance roles
and acted as Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Before joining Creechurch in 2013, he previously
worked at Bank of Bermuda, Allied Irish Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Damion holds the
ICA International Compliance diploma and is a member of the International Compliance Association.