Our Management Team

David Poutney Executive Chairman

David started his career with Midland Bank Plc before becoming No. 1 Extel ranked financial analyst from 1986 at several leading firms. In 1996 he joined WestLB Panmure as Head of the UK Banks team before moving into Corporate Broking. From 2001 to 2016 he was Head of Corporate Broking at Numis Securities, helping establish Numis as a leading institutional stockbroker and corporate advisor.  David was an Executive Director of Numis Corp plc from 2014 – 2016. He has worked in Corporate Broking for over 20 years and has listed over 30 companies. He currently serves as NED for Franchise Brands Plc and Be Heard Group Plc.

Neil Badger Chief Executive

Neil is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered FCSI. He joined Dowgate in 1998 and has been its Chief Executive since 2004. He has a broad background in economics, statistics, research, private client corporate stockbroking and has been involved in well over 100 new issues and corporate transactions. Today his main focus is to ensure that Dowgate gives the best possible service to its customers and is well regarded by its regulators.


James Serjeant Executive Director

Started his career at WestLB Panmure in 2000 where he worked alongside David Poutney. James joined Investec Bank in 2002 and was part of a team of five who developed and grew their Corporate Broking department. He was MD of Corporate Broking at Numis Securities where he spent over 10 years advising companies such as Rightmove Plc and Domino’s Pizza Plc. He has worked in Corporate Broking for over 15 years and is a seasoned practitioner with extensive experience in private placements, IPOs, Follow on Offers, Block Trades, M&As, as well as the return of capital to shareholders.  In June 2016, he joined the board of Dowgate Capital Stockbrokers and 3B Capital Ltd.