About us

Financial Planning Director

Tom is a founder, Financial Planner and the Managing Director of Barnaby Cecil. His career in Financial Services began in 2003 after he graduated from Birmingham University. In 2012, Tom moved to London and worked for firms such as Cavendish Medical and Smith & Williamson, before co-founding Barnaby Cecil. 


His focus, from a financial planning perspective, is to understand the psychological aspects of finance and link this to a meaningful and fulfilling client outcome. An avid reader, his planning principles have been heavily influenced by the works of Kahneman, Taleb and Bogle. This approach helps him to understand human behaviour and how this translates into solutions that allow his clients to maximise the utility of their wealth. He works closely with Emma to develop bespoke and innovative financial plans.


Away from work, he lives in Leytonstone and is married to Jane. Together, they have two boys, Otto Barnaby and Charles Cecil.


Email: thomas.skinner@barnabycecil.com

Call: 020 3875 3829 or 07590 215423

Follow: @Tom_SkinnerBC

Connect: LinkedIN

Financial Planning Executive

Emma is a founder, Paraplanner and the main research analyst at Barnaby Cecil. Emma graduated from Coventry University with a Masters in Finance & Investment. Emma has a strong grounding in Mathematics and is highly capable in all planning software.


Emma works closely with Tom and uses a range of tools to create sustainable solutions that combine leading academic rigor with a practical approach to money management.


Emma enjoys travel and recently explored India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.


Email: emma.walker@barnabycecil.com

Call: 0203 940 5908

Follow: @Emma_WalkerBC

Marketing Partner

Faith ensures we communicate the work we’re doing at Barnaby Cecil in an engaging and thought-provoking way, so that our clients are informed, and potential new clients can see the benefits of working with us.


She has 20 years’ experience of creating, developing and delivering distinctive and award-winning marketing content and campaigns in the retail financial services space, working with a range of organisations including Standard Life, Prudential and Royal London.


Faith also likes dachshunds.