Frenkel Topping, a specialist independent financial advisor and asset manager focused on asset protection for vulnerable clients, has appointed Group Financial Controller Elaine Cullen-Grant to the company’s Board as Chief Financial Officer. Cullen-Grant, who has served as Group Financial Controller since 2009, succeeds Stephen Bentley who will be retiring on 1 March 2020.
Cullen-Grant qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 2010 and, prior to joining Frenkel Topping, was a Financial Reporting Accountant at Carillion Utility Services and worked in various finance functions at Bupa. She has worked closely with Bentley over the years and
will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer upon his retirement.
Richard Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, says: “We are delighted to have appointed Elaine as Chief Financial Officer and it is particularly pleasing to make this very well-deserved promotion from within the Frenkel team. Elaine’s deep knowledge of the business will ensure a seamless transition as Stephen retires.
“On behalf of the Board and the employees at Frenkel Topping, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Stephen for his commitment and contribution to the business and we wish him a well-earned and happy retirement.”
Bentley says: “It is a privilege to have worked at Frenkel Topping and I leave behind a business which is robust and delivering upon its strategic aims. The real driving force of the business is its people, their integrity and the care they provide their clients and I am very proud to have worked with such a fantastic team. The Company is strongly positioned with a bright future and I look forward to see it go from strength to strength.”