Tuens will be based in San Francisco and will be responsible for the business development and client retention for the firm’s Western regional family office and UHNW market.

She will report to managing director Eileen Foley.

Bank Investment Consultant quoted Susan Rivers, vice president of Marketing and Corporate Affairs for BNY Mellon as saying: "As one of the top five wealth markets in the U.S., San Francisco is a key region for BNY Mellon Wealth Management."

Tuens is a seven-year veteran of Wells Fargo Bank, where most recently she had served as the director of client management for Abbot Downing, the bank’s family wealth division.

And prior to Wells Fargo Bank, she was with US Trust as a business development officer for five years.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s family office group has more than US$60 billion in assets under management.