British wealth manager Rowan Dartington has hired Bryan Parkinson as regional director for the north of the UK.

Based in Leeds, Parkinson will be responsible for heading the firm’s investment directors in the north.

He joins the wealth manager from Barclays, where he served as head of private clients for three years, and previously as director of intermediary sales.

He formerly also served as the CEO at Standard Life Client Management.

Rowan Dartington executive chairman Graham Coxell said: “We currently have five offices in the north and maybe more to come in Nottingham and Newcastle, therefore having a director dedicated to the region has become a necessity.”