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Hooper returns to Chase de Vere

Well-known industry commentator Graham Hooper is returning to Chase de Vere after leaving the IFA firm over four years ago.

Hooper previously worked for the Bath-based intermediary for over 17 years and is returning as marketing director in June. He left the group, which was acquired by Bank of Ireland in late 2000, at the end of 2001 and moved to Holden Meehan as marketing director. Since leaving Holden Meehan at the end of 2003, Hooper has been consulting on a freelance basis, carrying out project work for organisations as diverse as the BBC, M&G, Standard Life, Midas Capital and Keydata. He oversaw production work for a new BBC series covering business strategy and may appear in the series.

Chase de Vere was taken over by AWD earlier this year for 20m.

Hooper is joining a much bigger company than the one he left and will oversee the building of the combined brands. He says: “Chase has been taken over by AWD and is moving forward. I will have a bigger role that covers more areas and the proposition is very attractive to me.”

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