As the head of Birmingham office, Brookes role will involve capitalizing on the in-roads the bank has made in the region since her appointment as Private Banking Director.

Meanwhile, she will continue to develop Brown Shipley’s relationship with regional entrepreneurs and business owners by offering them bespoke banking, investment management, pensions and financial planning services.

Brookes had joined Brown Shipley in January 2011 in order to establish a new private banking team in Birmingham.

Brown Shipley’s clients in Birmingham include entrepreneurs and business owners; as well as a growing portfolio of clients in the Court of Protection and acquired wealth space.

Commenting on the appointment, Julian Hardiman, head of Private Banking, said: "Anne has over 30 years of private banking experience – of which the past 10 years have been at a senior level. Birmingham and the Midlands remain important to our overall strategy and Anne’s appointment is a reflection of this."