American investment manager Northern Trust has named Andrew Brown as the new head of relationship management for Global Fund Services (GFS) in the UK.

Brown will manage the firm’s relationship management and client service delivery management teams, and report to UK GFS head Laurence Everitt.

Brown started his career at Baring Brothers & Co and later joined International Fund Managers UK, which was acquired by Northern Trust in 2005.

He has worked for a number of asset management firms in a range of senior transformation, leadership and board level roles.

Brown most recently had a short term consultancy posting with Tesco Pensions Investments, and before that served as director of global fund services at Aviva Investors.

He formerly also had stints at Baring Brothers & Co and International Fund Managers UK that was taken over by Northern Trust in 2005.

Everitt said: “With more than 30 years of industry experience, Andrew’s invaluable insight to the services that we provide to our UK clients will ensure we continue to be best placed to tailor solutions that support their unique requirements.”