British wealth manager Tilney has appointed Christopher Godding as its CIO, replacing Gareth Lewis who will now become managing director of investment strategy at the firm.

Godding will spearhead Tilney’s asset allocation process and central investment teams, and will also join the firm’s executive committee.

Godding most recently served at Rubicon Fund Management. His other previous roles include CIO at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in London, CIO and head of the global equity team at Signia Wealth, as well as fund manager at Moore Capital and SG Asset Management.

Tilney CEO Peter Hall said: “Chris is an absolutely top-calibre CIO with extensive investment experience and he will be a great successor in the role to Gareth who has delivered exceptionally strong investment performance.

“Together, Gareth’s new role in supporting the growth of our investment management business and the appointment of Chris as CIO further reinforces our position as a leading UK investment manager.”

As managing director of investment strategy, Lewis will focus on new business development and high value clients. He will however, continue to serve on the firm’s asset allocation committee, besides chairing the investment governance committee and joining the board of the firm’s Dublin fund range.