Connolly has almost two decades worth of experience in financial services and was previously head of marketing and PR at Towry Law up until November 2009.
Connolly was also previously a director at Chartwell Investment Management.
AWD Chase de Vere marketing director Martyn Laverick says:“We are delighted to welcome Patrick to AWD Chase De Vere. He brings considerable industry expertise which will help us to continue to build both our external and internal profiles.
“This appointment is another step forward in our aim to be recognised as the leading firm of independent financial advisers in the UK.”