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Standard Chartered's Private Bank Names EMEA Regional Head

Tom Burroughes, Group Editor, 3 November 2020

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The new figure has held senior roles at Coutts and Brewin Dolphin, among others.

Standard Chartered Private Bank has appointed Grant Parkinson, former Coutts and Brewin Dolphin senior figure, as regional head, private banking, Europe, Africa and Middle East, subject to regulatory approval. A spokesperson for the bank confirmed to this news service that Parkinson is taking over from Steve Atkinson, who is stepping down as regional head, private banking for the West division.

As chief operating officer at Coutts from 2013 to 2017, Parkinson’s responsibilities were predominantly client-focused, including developing new client propositions and opening a booking centre. Most recently as COO at Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s leading wealth managers, he focused predominantly on the firm’s digital solutions and developing technology solutions for client-facing colleagues. Earlier in his career, he worked at Barclays and McKinsey.

Parkinson, who is based in London, will report to Didier von Daeniken, global head, private banking.

Atkinson, who is stepping down after three decades with Standard Chartered, has held leadership positions in Standard Chartered’s commercial, corporate and institutional banking, finance, investor relations and corporate affairs. His last day with the Bank will be on 2 December 2020.

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