Wealth management services group Tilney Smith & Williamson has appointed Sian Steele as its head of private client tax services.

Steele will help bring continued growth to the company’s tax practice in its professional services business.

Currently a family business consultant, adviser and portfolio NED, Steele was previously a senior partner as PwC.

Andrew Wilkes, head of Tax at Tilney Smith & Williamson commented: “I am delighted to welcome Sian to our fast-growing tax practice. Her extensive industry experience gained from working with leading firms will be instrumental to our business as we continue to expand to meet the growing demand we are seeing from private clients for professional tax planning services.

“This is a really exciting time for the tax practice at Tilney Smith & Williamson as we hire high quality talent at all levels. The need for professional advice to help individuals fulfil their obligations from an increasingly complex tax system has never been greater and I look forward to working closely with Sian as we continue to build our team to provide the specialist advice that our clients require.”

Steele added: “This is a really exciting time to be joining the Tilney Smith & Williamson team. Tilney Smith & Williamson is, first and foremost, a private client business providing excellent service to clients in the UK and globally. Tilney Smith & Williamson works with many of the most prestigious and wealthy families in the UK and the combination of exceptionally talented practitioners and a wide range of services available under one roof is a winning combination.

“The Tilney Smith & Williamson team are innovative and entrepreneurial and I am extremely proud to be leading them on this exciting growth journey.”

Recently, Tilney Smith & Williamson appointed Andrew Lewin as an investment director in its London office.

Lewin has 14 years experience in the industry and joins from Kleinwort Hambros where he held the role of director.