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Colin Jelley leaves St James’s Place

St James’s Place divisional director of private clients Colin Jelley has left the company after 18 months in the role.

Jelley joined SJP in May 2011 in a newly created role of divisional director of private clients to broaden the company’s proposition for high-net-worth clients. Prior to joining SJP Jelley worked at Skandia for 17 years in a range of technical and product marketing roles, including as head of tax and financial planning.

He is also a member of the UK Technical Committee of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, which co-ordinates debate on technical and legislative issues affecting clients of the UK trusts and estates profession.

SJP managing director David Lamb says: “Colin joined SJP to develop various initiatives to enhance the client service proposition and we are grateful to him for the work he has undertaken.  With the project completed, it is a natural time for him to move on, and we wish him every success for the future.”

Pilot Financial Planning chartered financial planner Ian Thomas, who worked with Jelley at Skandia, says: “I think this is a big loss for SJP and it does seem a bit odd that he has left so soon. Colin brings credibility to any business he is working for and will be an asset to whoever he goes on to join. He is one of the most knowledgeable and creative minds in the technical space of the financial services industry.”

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