Bequeathed - Our People


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Jon Brewer

Founder and CEO

Jon is a former solicitor and director of LexisNexis, where he developed and launched LexisPSL. He developed the concept of Bequeathed while working for the acquirers of his first legal software business. A change in strategy at the private equity company allowed him to buy back the wills IP to launch Bequeathed.

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Pier Thomas

Finance Director and COO

Pier is a chartered accountant and experienced FD. Pier has led finance in many businesses and was a NED at an acute NHS Trust.

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Simon Hetherington

Legal Content Director

Editor and Publisher of Halsbury’s Laws of England, Laws of Scotland and other major legal texts at LexisNexis for 27 years Simon is responsible for writing and editing the wills content. He is an affiliate of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners

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Rupert Roker

Head of Technology

A law graduate and IT professional, Rupert combines experience of delivering online legal services, digital communications and working in the third sector. Before joining Bequeathed he worked in digital communications for the British Heart Foundation.

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Crispin White

Marketing Director

Crispin is a B2B marketing expert with significant legal industry experience. He worked with Jon Brewer at LexisNexis, helping create the positioning and naming of LexisPSL. He has advised charities on brand, positioning and fundraising.

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Emma Rylance

Head of Charity Partnerships

Emma has 13 years of fundraising experience with CRUK, The Salvation Army, Mencap and most recently heading up the team at British Red Cross, so she has expert insight into the sector we serve. She loved working with Bequeathed when on the charity side – and that's why she joined us.

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David Roberts

Head of Charity Engagement

David has nearly two decades of experience in business development and account management, mostly at the Law Society. He has extensive knowledge of marketing in both the charity and legal sectors. He is also Co-Chair Legacy & In Memory Special Interest Group at the Institute of Fundraising.

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Alexis Fairclough

Head of Regional Development

Lex has more than 20 years fundraising experience working at RNIB, British Red Cross and CRUK. She started Legacy Liverpool, a charity consortium and campaign to raise awareness across Liverpool of leaving a gift in your will to a local charity.

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Nur Sabri


A paralegal with a passion for the law. Nur is closely involved in customer support, expertly guiding people when they need help. Also responsible for the gathering of data to report to our charity partners.