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November 11, 2020

UK wealth manager Brewin Dolphin names new chairman

British wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin has appointed Toby Strauss as its new chairman and non-executive director, replacing Simon Miller.

Strauss, whose appointment awaits regulatory nod, will join the board in this capacity after the firm’s annual general meeting scheduled on 5 February 2021.

Miller will resign on the same date Strauss joins. Miller has been part of the board since 2005 and was named chairman in 2013.

At present, Strauss is a non-executive director of Legal & General, and also chairs Pacific Life Re.

Earlier, he was the group director for insurance at Lloyds Banking Group, the CEO of Aviva’s UK life and pension businesses, and the managing director of Charcol.

He also served as the CEO of John Scott & Partners that snapped up Towry Law and subsequently became part of Tilney.

Brewin Dolphin senior independent director Ian Dewar said: “I am delighted to welcome Toby to Brewin Dolphin and look forward to working with him. He brings a wealth of commercial and financial services and experience, which will add to the Board’s broader expertise.

“I have hugely enjoyed working with Simon on the Board over the past years. On behalf of all the Board, I want to thank him for his guidance and for his leadership of the firm’s continued evolution and development.”

Other appointments

Brewin Dolphin has made several changes to its leadership this year.

In July, Brewin Dolphin appointed Tom Blathwayt as the head of sustainability and Kelly Eva as sustainability manager.

In June, the firm named Sarah Houlston as its new COO, replacing Grant Parkinson.

In the same month, the firm also hired Janet Mui from Cazenove Capital to serve as its new investment director.

Earlier this year, Brewin Dolphin appointed Eddie Clarke as the new CEO of its Ireland unit.

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