Brewin Dolphin investment head exits

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Brewin Dolphin head of investment management Stephen Ford is stepping down after 15 years with the wealth management firm as part of a restructure.

As part of a strategy to grow funds under management, Brewin Dolphin has reorganised its executive committee to ensure there are client-facing directors on the executive committee.

The restructure means Stephen Ford will leave the company with immediate effect.

Among the new appointments to the executive committee are Charlie Ferry, responsible for private client business in the South-east, and Paul Jones who becomes chief of staff.

Other directors to join are Nick Fitzgerald, head of financial planning, Stephen Jones who heads up private client business outside the South-east, and Robin Beer, who runs the firm’s intermediary and charities business.

Chief executive David Nichol says: “We are delighted to promote these long-standing Brewin colleagues to these critical roles and increase the size and client-facing membership of our executive committee at a time when growth is our key focus across the business.

“I would like to extend my personal thanks to Stephen for his commitment to growing our client business and I wish him well in his future endeavours.”