Management Team

IPS’ management team combines experience and expertise in international financial markets, market regulation and corporate governance, innovative technology solutions, claims processing and securities litigation; and benefits from its directors’ commercial track record of specialist database design, complex claims management and securities litigation.

IPS staff have processed well over half a million claims relating to class actions, facilitating the payout of over $6 billion.

Roy Leighton, Chairman


Roy Leighton has been Chairman of IPS since it was founded. He currently holds a number of non-executive directorships – GF Financial Markets Limited – the overseas operation of one of China’s largest Capital Markets Group’s; Turquoise Global Holdings – partly owned by the London Stock Exchange Group and the Dubai Mercantile Exchange partly owned by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In each case he chairs the audit and compliance functions of these organisations.

Roy is past UK Chairman of Calyon SA and Credit Lyonnais SA. For four years he chaired the International Task Force of the World Bank. He is a past Chairman of the Practitioner Panel a statutory body which is part of the UK Regulatory System and was a member of the Overseas Markets Advisory Group of the CFTC in Washington.

Roy is a gold member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Scotland.

Caroline Goodman, Managing Director

Caroline Goodman

Caroline is one of the co-founders of IPS. Prior to establishing this company, she spent 12 years at the London Stock Exchange, working across the UK, European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets. She established and ran a Training and Consultancy Services business for the Exchange in 2003-4, following a period as Head of New Business Streams, a team dedicated to building new businesses for the London Stock Exchange. She also sat on the Exchange’s Management Committee.

Caroline also headed up the International Business Development department of the London Stock Exchange, with responsibility for growing the Exchange’s business outside of Europe and the US. This post was the culmination of seven years’ experience in starting up the Exchange’s business development activity in various international regions including Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, CEE and SE Europe.

Caroline started her career trading financial futures for Credit Lyonnais at their Paris headquarters. She holds a BA and MA from Balliol College, Oxford University and is a fluent French speaker.

Trip Chong, Head of Client Engagement


Trip Chong is the Head of Client Engagement at IPS. She is a law graduate from City University, London and has also successfully completed the Legal Practice Course.

Previously Trip worked at various London based law firms as a fee earner dealing in high value negligence matters. Prior to joining IPS, she also worked for a variety of Non- Government Organisations as part of the international litigation team.

Trip has a good working knowledge of German and is a fluent Punjabi speaker

John Naughton, Chief Operating Officer

John Naughton

John is the COO of IPS. Originally trained as a lawyer, he qualified as a barrister and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1993.

Post qualification, he moved in-house, joining a business application IT company based first in North Carolina and then the Republic of Ireland, where he lived and worked for 5 years.

After returning home to London, he stayed in the technology sector, spending over 10 years with a global managed service provider as the Group’s Programme Manager, heading up their business operations and systems development departments with overall responsibility for the implementation and governance of £multi-million software projects.

John took on the role of COO in 2012 and is responsible for everything that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ at IPS.

Andrew Ingram, Chief Information Officer


Andrew joined IPS in March 2014 as CIO. A computer science graduate, he has experience in a broad range of business sectors, gaining many years’ experience first as a software developer and then as an infrastructure architect before moving into senior management. Outside of work he has a passion for fast cars and fast motorbikes.

Other Directors

Sir Alan Yarrow

Alan Yarrow was born in Johor Bahru Malaysia in 1951 and educated at Harrow. He went to Paris to work in a graphic design studio 1969.

He joined Grieveson Grant, stockbrokers, in 1972 and was elected a member of the Stock Exchange in 1978. Studied International Corporate Finance at Manchester Business School 1981 and on his return was made a partner of the firm the same year. Following the merger of Grieveson Grant and Kleinwort Benson, Alan became Head of UK Institutional Sales in 1989, Head of Global Distribution in 1992, and Managing Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities in 1994. He was appointed to the Kleinwort Benson Group Board in 1995.

When Dresdner Bank took over Kleinwort Benson in 1995, he was appointed Global Head of Equities (trading, research, sales, etc) and to the Management Board of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Dresdner Bank’s investment banking division and went on to become Vice Chairman in 2000. He was Chairman of the Bank’s senior risk committee and Permanent Member of the Audit Committee.

Since leaving the bank in 2009, Alan has taken up a number of Non-Executive Appointments including Chairman of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Sep 2009- ) and Vice President, Royal Mencap Society (Feb 2014- ).

He was appointed the Lord Mayor of City of London in 2014 and was awarded the honour of Knight Bachelor for services to international business, inclusion and the City of London (Jan 2016)

William Eason

William has been managing charitable, company, and private client portfolios since 1973. Chief Investment Officer at Laing & Cruickshank, he has acted as Chairman of the Henderson High Income Trust and is currently a Director of the European Investment Trust and Henderson International Income Trust.

Amongst his Charitable commitments, he is Secretary of the John Hampden Fund, a Trustee of Marshall’s Charity and a member of the Finance Committee of ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity. He is a Business Fellow of Gray’s Inn and a Wykeham Fellow of New College, Oxford.

Toby Duthie

Toby is one of the co-founders FRA and is a director of IPS. He has extensive knowledge of the US class action forum as well as a detailed understanding of financial markets and related compensation schemes.

Prior to IPS and FRA, Toby worked for 6 years for the Global Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank/Morgan Grenfell in the London-based Project & Export Finance team working on a number of complex big-ticket infrastructure projects in Europe, South East Asia and Latin America. After graduating with Honours from University College London, Toby worked for 2 years as a steel trader in Hong Kong and China.

Toby is fluent in German and French.