THE TEAM

Richard Durgan

Director & Financial Adviser

Richard has been the owner of Zenith since 2014. He has worked in the industry since 2005 and worked for HBOS plc until 2012. He is committed to full financial planning and has a wide range of knowledge in Retirement Planning, Estate Planning and Investments.

Outside of work, he spends time with his daughter and likes a wide range of sports but mainly football and rugby union. He lives in Halifax where he is involved in a number of local businesses and charities

Karl Bonworth

Financial Adviser

Karl has worked in financial services for more than 15 years, at several well-known institutions. His experience, knowledge and attention to detail, coupled with his ethical and client-centric approach, can be seen in the level of service he provides to our clients.

Away from the office, Karl is married to Helen and they have three children, who keep him and his wife very busy with their hectic social lives.

Karl enjoys most sports and is an FA Qualified Football Coach.

He also enjoys listening to the music of Elvis Presley!

John Ineson

Business Development Manager

John has over 32 years’ experience in Financial Services, having worked for Lloyds Banking group from 1985 to 2015 in a variety of roles but mainly as a Financial Advisor and Area Manager looking after a team of Financial Advisors.

He then joined Zenith Independent Wealth Management in 2015 as the office manager before taking up his new role of Business Development Manager in April 2017.

Away from work he is actively involved in fundraising for Martin House Children’s Hospice. He is also a keen golfer and loves watching most sports especially both forms of Rugby, Golf and Cricket and goes to watch his local professional Rugby League side Dewsbury who he has followed since 1972!

Sharon Taylor

Office Manager

Sharon has worked in a variety of Financial Support roles over the past 20 years working predominately for a large blue chip company. She is committed to providing a high level of service to all clients, providers and colleagues.

Away from the office, Sharon is married to John, together they have twin daughters and their black lab Sonny – all of which keep her busy, she enjoys spending time in the Lake District with her family and friends.

Alan Comerford

Independent Financial Advisor

Alan started working in the financial services sector in 1991 joining the Halifax Building Society from University. He worked in several positions including Senior Financial Adviser before taking voluntary redundancy in 2013. It was during this time that Alan met our Director Richard Durgan and they become friends as well as work colleagues.

For the last 7 years Alan has been working as a self employed Independent Financial Adviser with a small independent financial services firm in Halifax.

He has a wealth of knowledge and experience built up over nearly 30 years in financial services. He has strong personal relationships with his existing clients, some of which date back over at least 15 years. His focus is always on what is right for the client.

Outside of work Alan has been married for 20 years and has two teenage children. He is also a FA coach, coaching a local junior football team for the last 10 years. He loves football both playing and watching.

Joanne Stainburn

Reception / Office Administrator

Joanne has extensive administration knowledge, having worked in both Financial Services and the Construction Industry throughout most of her career.

More recently she has been working for Public Health England on the Coronavirus Testing contact phone lines. She has a friendly personality and enjoys nothing more than helping people wherever she can.

Outside of the office, Joanne is married to John and has 2 grown up sons whom she is extremely proud of. She enjoys travelling, especially to the Caribbean and loves cruising. She also enjoys watching Leeds Rhinos Rugby League team home and away.