Our Team

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  • John S Lohan

    Financial Adviser

    I have over 45 years experience in Financial Services. I worked for the Refuge Assurance Company for 14 years and was promoted four times whilst with them. I have always wanted to run my own business so in 1988 I partnered with Mark Waterhouse to start Airevalley Insurance Services. In 2003 we became Independent Directly Authorised and rebranded the company name to Airevalley IFA Ltd, as it remains today. In my role as Managing Director my focus has been very much focussed on sales and growing the business.

    My hobbies are mainly sport and charity work and working for the local community. I am the Vice Chairman of Silsden AFC, a semi pro football club who play in the North East Counties Premier league. We run a very active and growing Junior section with children ranging from 5 to open age and have over 300 members. I am a big believer in getting children into sport from an early age really helps them develop and grow and teaches them to mix and work together.

    I am also Chairman of Silsden Sports Club and was the chairman of Silsden Business Watch for quite a few years. I love any sport and like to keep fit by walking our lovely brown chocolate Labrador (Wispa) I also love watching Leeds United.

    I am married with three grown up boys, my wife Dorothy also works in the business and has been by my side supporting myself and Mark for the last 32 years. I still get a buzz out of meeting new clients and existing ones, I think being an advisor must the best job in the world.

    I suppose life will never actually be the same following Covid 19 and people will need good financial advice now more than ever. Somebody asked me “What will you do when you retire? “. “Probably start another business” I REPLIED!

  • Mark J Waterhouse

    Financial Adviser

    I have 38 years industry experience, starting work with a national company ‘The Refuge Assurance’ back in 1981.

    John Lohan and I set up our own Financial advice practise in 1988 called Airevalley Insurance Services as appointed representatives to Guardian Royal Exchange. We then recruited two other IFA’s, and in 2003 we became Independent directly authorised and rebranded the company name to Airevalley IFA Ltd, as it remains today.

    I was one of two directors, and while I was advising my clients I was also responsible for the compliance of the company and the general running of the day to day affairs.

    Over the years we have built up a solid client bank of around 600 people between the 4 of us, and in May 2020 we joined ‘Sovereign Financial Partners’ as appointed representatives, keeping the Airevalley IFA Business name.

    I am a keen sportsman and enjoy playing golf and snooker but like to watch all sports and also love a pint or two of real ale.

  • Darren M Lambert

    Financial Adviser

    I have worked in Financial Services for the past 35 years. Previous roles have been in Sales Management & Training / Compliance with companies like London & Manchester Assurance & Legal & General.

    I have worked as an IFA with Airevalley IFA since January 2009.

    I have an interest in most sports & keeping fit.

  • John A Stratton

    Financial Adviser

    I have been in financial services for 48 years.  This includes  24 years with Refuge Assurance which included managing their Lancaster office and after promotion their Keighley office. I then set up as an IFA  with my own business through Airevalley where I have been for 21 years.

    My passions include spending time with my 3 grand-children, our holiday home in North Wales, fell running and walking, Blackburn Rovers, progressive rock music and photography.

  • Dorothy Lohan

    Accounts Manager

    I have worked at Airevalley Ifa since 1991, I joined to help run the general side of the Business, I e Car, bike, household and travel insurance. That side of the business was sold in 2012, and I was asked to cover maternity leave in the Life department, doing accounts, which my husband John Lohan was senior partner.

    Along the way there have been many changes but I enjoy doing the job of accounts manager, and may continue to do so for the next couple of years.

    My hobbies include cooking and having friends round, swimming and walking my chocolate Labrador Wispa whom I adopted 4 months ago.

  • Emma Stratton

    Office Administrator

    I am a Paraplanner for Airevalley IFA Ltd and have worked for the company for the past 5 years. In this time I have progressed from Financial Administrator to Paraplanner.

    I have previous financial experience from working as a Customer Service Adviser for Santander after graduating from university with a BA Hons degree in Fashion Design.

    I like to spend my spare time with my husband, two boys and dog, holidaying in Wales at our family’s lodge. We are also expecting our 3rd baby next year, a little girl.

  • Kayleigh Windsor

    Mortgage Planner

    I have been working at Airevalley IFA Ltd for almost 3 years and I carry out the mortgage research and administration. My interest in Mortgages began when working for Skipton Building Society and I worked with them for 2 years, assisting brokers with criteria and updates as well as carrying out applications for clients. I also worked for an IFA in Skipton for a year which involved working in Mortgages, Pensions and Investments. I assist clients with their house purchases and remortgages by sourcing mortgage products and submitting applications.

    I have a keen interest in business and have a degree in Business and Management Studies.

    I like to spend time with my daughter and husband, visiting family in Scotland and meeting with friends.

  • Anna Haigh


    I have been working in the financial services industry for over 20 years, in an administrative role initially and more recently as a paraplanner.

    I worked for 8 years at RBR Financial Services Ltd in an administrative role and then worked for 12 years as a Paraplanner at Hudson Foster Financial Services Ltd.

    I am in the process of studying for the Diploma in Financial Planning and have accumulated 90 credits so far.  At the moment I am studying for the RO2 exam (Investment Principles and Risk) and plan to take this exam at the end of March next year.

    In my spare time I enjoy going to my local gym in Silsden and I also attend regular meditation classes.

  • Helen Feather


    I started working for Airevalley IFA Ltd just over two years’ ago as an administrator.

    On leaving school I worked in the travel industry for approximately 10 years before having a career break to raise our daughter. I have since had jobs in various administrative posts, including in an accountants’, 13 years as a secretary for a solicitor, also based in Silsden and GP surgery receptionist.

    I enjoy spending time with my family, walking, baking and travel, both in the UK and further afield.”

  • Holly Man

    Office Administrator

    I have just started working at Airevalley as an administrator which I am enjoying very much. I feel Airevalley are taking the time for me I need to help show me how financial services really works.
    Most of my career history has been involved in either admin or customer facing roles.

    In my spare time (when we can), I love travelling to other countries, visiting galleries, the theatre and reading.

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