Meet one of our expert podcast guests.

Chris Budd

Chair, Ovation Finance Ltd


Chris Budd founded the financial planning company Ovation Finance Ltd in 2000. He sold a majority of Ovation to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) in March 2018. He is the author of six books, including the original book about financial wellbeing which he wrote in 2015, The Financial Wellbeing Book. He wrote The Eternal Business to provide a guide for owners to the EOT transition process. He has also published three novels with a fourth in progress.

Chris has been writing and presenting The Financial Wellbeing Podcast since 2016. He founded the Institute for Financial Wellbeing (IFW) to bring together financial advisers and planners who want to focus on their clients’ happiness, not just their money. Chris lives in Somerset with his family and too many guitars.