Multrees, the support services partner for wealth management and private investment offices, has named Hugh Mullan as its new chairman.

Mullan will replace Nigel Pilkington, who passed away in January this year. Mullan has been serving as chairman of Multrees on an interim basis since the demise of Pilkington.

He joined Multrees as a non-executive director in 2015 from Fidelity Worldwide Investment, where he was the CEO for the UK business.

He previously also worked in senior roles at Barclays Wealth, Schroders as well as Citibank.

Multrees CEO Chris Fisher said: “Hugh joined us in 2015 as a Non-Executive Director and has played an integral part in the success of the business. He brings a wealth of industry expertise and insight which benefits us and our clients. Hugh’s appointment is befitting of his predecessor Nigel, who was instrumental in helping our start-up business become the strong organisation it is today.”