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Investment Head Leaves Brewin Dolphin In Reshuffle

Amisha Mehta, Assistant Editor, London, 11 January 2016


The London-listed wealth manager has announced the departure of its investment head and made a splash of high-level internal appointments.

Brewin Dolphin's head of investment management, Stephen Ford, is leaving the business amid a shake-up of its executive committee.

Ford, who joined Brewin back in 2010 and has held a number of senior management roles, will leave the company and its board of directors with immediate effect, the company announced in a statement on the London Stock Exchange.

His departure comes as part of a restructure that involves five internal appointments to Brewin's executive committee, which were made with a view to boost client-facing representation. The new additions are Charlie Ferry, who will lead the private client business in the South East of England; Stephen Jones, who will be responsible for all other private client business; Nick Fitzgerald who will be responsible for financial planning; Robin Beer who will head up the intermediary and charities businesses; and Paul Jones, who will become chief of staff.

“We are delighted to promote these long-standing Brewin colleagues to these critical roles and increase the size and client-facing membership of our executive committee at a time when growth is our key focus across the business,” said the firm's chief executive, David Nicol.

“I would like to extend my personal thanks to Stephen for his commitment to growing our client business and I wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Brewin Dolphin has £28.3 billion ($41.4 billion) in funds under management, with 27 offices across the UK, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.

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