Senior Team

Collectively the team has over 50 years of experience working in the financial markets in the UK and abroad. Our advice is based on long experience and knowledge of market requirements and structures. We seek to use the experience of the past to adapt communication solutions for the future.

Tim Robertson


Tim has worked in the financial communications sector for 20 years. He founded Novella in May 2013 having worked for leading financial public relations agencies in the UK and Australia. Prior to Novella, he was Managing Director of Cardew Group, a well known London based financial PR agency where he worked up to March 2013. Before then he was recruited by Edelman Worldwide to work in Sydney, Australia.

Tim has led numerous financial communication campaigns for UK listed companies and for multinational companies seeking to address audiences worldwide. He continues to advise a range of senior business leaders on all areas of communication with financial and corporate audiences. 


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 Chris Marsh


A corporate broker by background, Chris specialises in the small-mid cap section of the market. Formerly of Phillips & Drew and Head of UBS Limited’s Small to Mid Cap corporate broking team (London), Chris combines his banking and investor relations background to provide advice that is rooted in practical experience.

He was also part of the corporate finance advisory team at the Benfield Group, specialising in insurance related deals. In addition to his role with Novella, Chris has small company experience as a director of various quoted and private companies. He was non-executive Chairman of Webb Capital PLC and a non-executive at Hilton Food Group Plc.


Gilbert Ellacombe

Gilbert has 40 years’ experience in UK equities, including 15 years at UBS Phillips & Drew, followed by 10 years at Panmure Gordon, where, as head of their corporate broking team, he was involved in numerous IPOs, secondary fundraisings & takeovers.

For the last seven years he has had a senior role at Equity Development, the long established small & midcap research & investor access firm, enjoying strong relationships with a wide range of companies, brokers & investors.