Pictured: Eddie Clarke, Chief Executive, Brewin Dolphin
This week sees new appointments at Brewin Dolphin, Expleo, and Bannerton PR.
Eddie Clarke, Chief Executive
Brewin Dolphin recently announced the appointment of Eddie Clarke as their new chief executive and member of the Irish board. Clarke joined Brewin Dolphin in November 2019 from Investec where he was head of its Irish wealth management business before its acquisition by Brewin Dolphin. His appointment follows an internal and external search process. He will be supported by Daniel Macauley who is being promoted to deputy chief executive and will also join the Irish board. The changes are expected to take effect in April subject to regulatory approval.
The current chief executive Matt Minch is stepping down from his role after 25 years with the company. Minch joined Tilman as a founding director in 1995. Brewin Dolphin acquired Tilman in 2011 and Minch was appointed as chief executive in 2015. Minch will remain with the company to look after his clients before retiring at a later date.
David Nicol, chief executive of Brewin Dolphin said: “I would like to thank Matt for his commitment and dedication over the last nine years. He’s been passionate about our employees and our clients and he’s led by example when it comes to upholding our company’s values. He has successfully grown the company over the last five years, has played a significant role in the recent acquisition of Investec’s Irish wealth management operations and leaves the business in good shape for further growth.”
Clarke has spent over 25 years working in private client wealth and investment management after graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in business. Clarke joined NCB Private Client Wealth Management in 1996, before joining the Executive Committee of NCB Group in 2008. After Investec acquired NCB in 2012, Clarke was appointed head of Investec Wealth and Investment, Ireland in 2013, where he grew the business successfully prior to its acquisition by Brewin Dolphin.
“Eddie has grown the business he’s run impressively. He’s done this by listening to what clients want, and by organising the business to deliver that for them. He’s got a great track record and is a strong team leader.”
David Nicol, chief executive of Brewin Dolphin, said: “During the last seven years, Eddie has grown the business he’s run impressively. He’s done this by listening to what clients want, and by organising the business to deliver that for them. He’s got a great track record and is a strong team leader. We think he’s an excellent appointment at a time of growth, when the opportunity to provide much needed advice in Ireland has never been greater.”
Eddie Clarke, chief executive designate, Brewin Dolphin Ireland, said: “I have known and admired Brewin Dolphin for a long number of years. Matt and his team have always enjoyed an excellent reputation of dealing with integrity and putting the client first. I am absolutely delighted to be chosen to lead the business at this exciting time.
“I believe our combined offering of financial planning and investment management offers clients a holistic solution that is second to none in the market. I look forward to completing the integration of our two businesses in Ireland and seizing the opportunity our combined scale affords us to grow the business over the long term.”
Daniel Macauley is promoted to deputy chief executive of Brewin Dolphin Ireland and will also join the Irish board. Daniel joined Brewin Dolphin in 2012 as a Divisional Director having worked in a number of senior investment management roles for the previous 20 years. Daniel has key management roles in portfolio management, investment governance and business development in Brewin Dolphin.
Mark Kenny, Client Director
Expleo, the technology partner for innovative companies, today announces that it has appointed Mark Kenny as Client Director for its retail banking division. Kenny will be responsible for building and driving Expleo’s continued growth within the retail banking industry, where customer experience has become a key differentiator.
In their move to become more customer-centric, financial services firms are undertaking large-scale digital projects that aim to transform the customer experience. Kenny will help to drive retail banks’ digital agendas. His guidance will help firms to leverage the latest technologies, and their people, in order to accelerate innovation and enhance customer engagement. In doing so, Kenny will ensure security and quality underline every step of the digital journey.
Using a holistic approach, Kenny works closely with his clients to identify their business objectives, industry priorities and critical success factors. This is honed through almost 20 years of experience driving innovation for businesses operating in the technology, banking, retail and transport sectors.
Prior to his new role in Expleo, Kenny was a client partner at HCL Technologies, where he oversaw the introduction of a new cloud support service. He also spent 10 years at IBM, specialising in IT outsourcing for businesses.
Kenny holds a Business Strategy diploma from the London Business School, as well as a diploma in Management Studies from Dublin Business School.
Stephanie Stafford, Associate Director
Bannerton PR has announced the appointment of Stephanie Stafford as Associate Director.
With a decade’s experience in marketing, public relations and social media roles, Stafford has headed up the consumer division of Bannerton for the past year, focusing on fashion, beauty, hospitality, healthcare and lifestyle campaigns.
Stephanie Stafford has worked in both agency and in-house settings for leading domestic and international consumer brands and businesses, in both Ireland and the UK.
Clients include Radisson Blu, Bushmills Whiskey, Newbridge Silverware, Butlers Chocolates and the Kilkenny Shop, where Stafford has directed innovative launches and brand-building campaigns with impactful results.
She has delivered award winning brand campaigns and has specialist expertise in reputation management, brand strategy and social media.
The appointment of a Consumer Division lead at Bannerton complements the current Corporate & Financial Division PR service, led by Sharon Bannerton, Managing Director at the boutique agency.
Announcing the appointment, Sharon Bannerton said that the experience and aptitude Stafford has brought to the Bannerton consumer division has considerably strengthened client service.
“In a challenging consumer market, our clients rely on consistent brand-profile and media reach to remain competitive and cost-effectively achieve commercial aims.”
In 2019 Bannerton was accredited as a Business All-Star by the All-Ireland Business Foundation, and in 2016 the agency was named PR/Advertising Agency of the Year at the prestigious Business & Finance Business2Business Awards.
Now ten years in operation, the agency works with clients including Hidden Hearing, Butlers, Des Kelly Interiors, Eighty9 Coffee (J.J. Darboven) and Eden One members club.
Corporate PR services include dedicated resources in the property, finance, aviation and technology sectors, and clients include Aerway Finance International, The National Recruitment Federation, BNP Paribas Real Estate, Number One Ballsbridge, Orbidal and Xtremepush.