Why us?


Our mission

The Share Republic aims to widen access to the stock markets to enterprising individuals and companies. We do this by providing a simple and logical online platform to our visitors.

We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry out Corporate Finance to help companies raise funds on the stock markets.

Contact details

Business address
The Share Republic.com Ltd
Flat 5 Hart Hill
St John’s Hill Road
Gu21 7RG
Telephone: +44 (0)7973 322 959
E-mail: info@thesharerepublic.com
Website: www.thesharerepublic.com
Company Registration Number: 06905213
FCA registration Number: 523422


Our people


Geoffrey Hoodles

Geoffrey Hoodless, Chartered FCSI

+44 (0)7973 322 959

Geoff has an extensive career within the financial services sector. His enterprising activities started in 1979 first as a freelance investment analyst; he then set up an insurance broking firm, before establishing a stock broking firm Hoodless Brennan plc in 1992. The business grew from the original seven people to almost 150 at its peak with interests in small market cap companies, market making, corporate finance, online trading, general advisory broking and settlements. The firm won several awards which culminated in the Investors Chronicle Stockbroker of the Year Award in November 2008. Geoff resigned as a CEO in April 2009, following the sale of the online execution only broking business to T D Waterhouse Investments Services Ltd. He was a member of the London Stock Exchange and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute.

It all started after completion of his business studies. Geoff joined Mullens &Co (Stockbrokers) as bond analyst in 1970. He then moved to Touche Remnant & Co (Fund Managers) as investment analyst and portfolio adviser covering financial companies, then onto W.N. Middleton (Stockbrokers) and Carr Sebag & Co in the same capacity. He subsequently worked in institutional sales at Quilter Goodison & Co; W Greenwell & Co; and Scott, Goff Layton – Smith New Court plc. He then subsequently set up Hoodless Brennan plc.

Vola Parker

Vola Parker, Chartered MCSI, MBA

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Vola has 15 years management and marketing experience in the education and financial services sectors. She joined as business analyst at Hoodless Brennan plc. She later became adviser to CEO and Interim Head of Marketing and Communications and was a member of the Executive Management Committee. Previously, Vola was Head of Administration at pfeg (Personal Finance Education Group) – an organisation funded by the FCA and other financial services companies and trade bodies. Recently, Vola worked at HSBC for three years in Operations. Vola holds an Executive MBA from London, and graduated from the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar. She is a Chartered member of the Institute for Securities & Investment, is a trustee of Blue Ventures, a marine conservation charity operating in Madagascar. At swimming, Vola won Gold at the Indian Ocean Games 1990, Silver at the All Africa Games 1992, and represented Madagascar at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Wendy van den Hende, OBE


Wendy was Chief Executive of the Personal Finance Education Group from 2000 to 2012. pfeg was an educational charity helping schools to plan and teach personal finance relevant to students’ lives and needs. This is vital, not just in equipping young people with the skills to be in control of their money as they move into independence but also in enabling them to make financial decisions that will impact on their future. Wendy was previously Chief Executive for Parent Network, Deputy Director of the National Council for One Parent Families and Interim Director of the Camelot Foundation. She was a founding member of the Member Panel at NEST (National Savings Employment Trust). She was Chair of Milton Keynes Citizens Advice Bureau and has served on the boards of a number of charities. She mentors managers in the voluntary sector. In the birthday honours list 2012 she was awarded an OBE for services to financial education.

Eurico Covas, PhD, MSc


Eurico has 15 years experience in research and development that spans the academic and financial services sectors. Eurico holds a PhD in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Mathematics, and MSc in Economics and Econometrics from London Universities, and holds a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Porto. He was planetarium presenter at the Centre of Astrophysics in Porto, Portugal, and a researcher at Queen Mary and Westfield University of London. Eurico manages a large team of software/IT developers and quantitative analysts to develop, monitor and maintain HSBC’s bespoke quantitative & risk valuation and hedge accounting systems. Eurico is an active reviewer for scientific journals, and a founder and member of the Portuguese Association for the Teaching of Astronomy. Eurico’s latest publication is “Spatial-temporal forecasting the sunspot diagram” in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Eurico is currently taking an Msc in Artificial Intelligence at QMW University of London.