Chris Tordoff

Technical Manager


With over 20 years in financial services, Chris is our Technical Manager. His day to day role varies, however a lot his responsibilities revolve around working closely with our team of Client Relationship Administrators. Chris also oversees the investment process and strategies.

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Chris is a big sports fan, especially cricket and rugby. When he gets the chance, Chris likes to take the chance to enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s walking, cycling or even running.


We’re delighted to say that we are a ‘Top Rated’ firm on VouchedFor.

Spotlight questions

On an ideal weekend, you can find me:

Out walking in the countryside, lakes, dales, moors, wolds, but with a small child, it seems but a distance memory.

My favourite holiday destination is:

North Africa, the weather is nice, the people are interesting, and it feels a world away from East Yorkshire.

My favourite song to play in the car is:

Foo Fighters – Bridge Burning

The first album I bought was:

Sting – Bring on the Night (Live)

If I could be any fictional character, I would be:


If I could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, I would win a medal in:

Typing really badly

When the dessert menu arrives, I’m looking for:

Can the shirt buttons take anymore

The three qualities that draw me to new people are:

Funny, Chilled and Normal

My pet peeve is:

Petty Law breakers

The best gift I’ve ever received is:

Concert Tickets

The three people at my dream dinner party would be:

Dave Grohl, Frankie Boyle, Michael Jordan

The three small things that make my day better are:

Finding we do have crumpets
Less than 20 new emails in a morning.

Three things I haven’t done so far include:

Winning the lottery
Running a marathon
Keeping my emails to less than 20 every morning

Meet the team

Based in the beautiful historic city of York, Ardent’s team is a professional yet friendly group who are highly qualified in their field. But away from work, they also have interesting lives and hobbies too, so click below to find out more about them.

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Gary O’Brien

Chartered Financial Planner and Managing Director

Mark Fisher

Director & Financial Planner

Ruth Norman

Financial Planner

Andy Tatterton

Client Relationship Administrator

Daniel Sanderson

Client Relationship Administrator

Declan Coates

Client Relationship Administrator

Donna Skidmore

Client Relationship Administrator

Elain Hughes

Business Manager

Molly Ford-Powell

Client Administrator

Trish Newton

Business Administrator