Welcome to Hartley Pensions Technical section. Hartley Pensions is committed to help educate the UK on the complex world of financial services. If you can not find the answer that you are looking forward please contact the technical team at or complete the message section at the bottom of the page.

Meet the Technical Team

  • Andy Leighton LLB

    Technical Director

    Andy has worked in the pensions industry for over 40 years and has been a director of Hartley SAS Ltd since the organisation was established in 1981. Andy provides legal and technical consultancy, particularly direct to clients or their advisers in a way they can readily understand.

  • Michael Baber FPFS

    Chartered Financial Planner
    SIPP Technical Director

    Michael started as a Financial Adviser. After a number of years, he decided that his passion was within the technical side of financial services and in 2012 joined Hartley. He has an in-depth knowledge of HMRC and FCA regulations for all financial products. Michael is our Head of Training and encourages staff to gain a solid foundation of knowledge by studying for financial qualifications.

  • Richard Cropley DipPFS

    Technical Associate

    Richard has been working in the pension industry for over 10 years working in different areas of administration and joined Hartley SAS in 2010 starting off in the SIPP administration team and now works in the Technical team where his main responsibility is staff training. Richard completed the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning in 2018 and now looks to increase his knowledge by completing the Advanced Diploma.

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