Management Team

The Directors

Alan Penny, Chairman
Alan has worked in Financial Services for over 45 years. He has run life assurance companies, both as General Manager and Managing Director and built up a very successful Independent Financial Adviser business before this was purchased by a national IFA organisation. He founded Financial Discounts Direct in 1996 with his son Paul. Although semi-retired, he remains Chairman and still adds his considerable experience to the development of the business. 


Paul Penny, Managing Director
Paul has over 25 years’ experience in Financial Services, working as an adviser for a national IFA before joining a regional advisory business in the early 1990s. He was instrumental in the formation of Financial Discounts Direct with his father and has been Managing Director of the firm since its launch. He has overall responsibility for the running of the company and the development of the business strategy. He is also the firm’s Compliance Director.


Management team

Mark Calvert, Operations Director
Mark has been in Financial Services for over 25 years, having occupied a number of managerial roles with Guardian Royal Exchange and Old Mutual before joining Financial Discounts Direct in early 2000. He is responsible for the day to day running of the company and is the principal point of contact for the fund management groups.