British wealth manager Rowan Dartington has appointed Marcus Adams as its chief risk officer.

Adams will be based in Bristol and will also join the company’s board.

He has an experience of over three decades in the industry, working across Asia, North America, Europe and Southern Africa.

He most recently served as the international risk director at Friends Provident International (FPI). Prior to joining FPI, he spent four years as head of group internal audit and created the group risk function at Prudential following the 2008 financial meltdown.

He previously also worked at Price Waterhouse, Guardian Royal Exchange and BT.
Rowan Dartington executive chairman Graham Coxell said: “Fast growth also implies significant changes and Marcus’ experience, with his proven capability in developing and continuously improving risk management and internal audit functions, will be key to our long term success.

“His international work will also prove most valuable at a time when the firm is expanding its offshore offering with Rowan Dartington International.”