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Brooks Macdonald makes leadership changes


Brooks Macdonald has made senior appointments that its says will play an important part in the Group’s growth ambitions. The firm says these appointments reflect the strategic priorities of the business, the continued focus on clients and advisers, and the ongoing investment in talent.

Robin Eggar, currently Co-Head of UK Investment Management (UKIM), is appointed as MD, Head of UKIM, taking sole responsibility for the business. Eggar has been with Brooks Macdonald for nearly 20 years and has been a key part of the Group’s success. In this expanded role, he will lead UKIM through the next phase of our strategic journey, with a strong focus on delivering for clients and identifying further growth opportunities.
John Wallace, previously Co-Head of UKIM with Eggar, has made a lifestyle decision to work closer to home and will be leaving Brooks Macdonald to join a local Hampshire-based IFA. Wallace has been part of the business for the last 15 years.
Alick Mackay, who has been directly supporting the CEO as a strategy consultant over the last two years, has been appointed to the new position of Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. Mackay will be integral to our ambitious growth agenda, reporting jointly to Caroline Connellan and our Finance Director, Ben Thorpe.
Caroline Connellan, CEO, says: “We know that investing in our talent will support the high-performance culture that is so critical to our growth ambitions.  This, and our focus on delivering for clients and advisers, will ensure we build on our strong momentum over recent years as we move into our next phase of growth.”
“These appointments represent a great opportunity for those involved and reflect the depth of expertise and skills we have across the Group. We remain focused on developing and promoting our talent, as well as hiring the right people to complement our capabilities and support the future growth and success of our business.  Today’s announcement demonstrates that focus.”

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