Barclays Wealth announces appointments

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Barclays Wealth today announced the appointments of Andrew Cole and Simon Hull to further strengthen its Leadership Team in the Isle of Man. The announcement follows the recent appointment of Steph Gregg as Head of Intermediaries and Captives on the island.

Andrew has been appointed Head of Wealth Services and Wealth Operations and Simon as Head of Operational Assurance. With over 40 years’ experience in the banking industry between them, Andrew and Simon are both well-known and respected individuals in the industry.

Andrew Cole, Head of Wealth Services and Wealth Operations
Andrew, a qualified Chartered Accountant, joins from Close Fund Services Ltd in Guernsey where he was instrumental in the development of the business, having launched a Close Brothers Group office in South Africa. His previous roles also include Chief Financial Officer for JP Morgan Administration Services and Private Client Consultant for Investec Private Bank.

In addition to his Isle of Man location responsibilities, Andrew will have functional responsibility for the majority of operational activity retained in Wealth Operations, including Credit Operations, Branch Banking Operations, Funds Administration, Estates and Trusts and Wealth Utility.

Simon Hull, Head of Operational Assurance
Simon brings a wealth of experience in banking and finance, having spent almost 20 years working for the Alliance & Leicester group. He joins Barclays Wealth from Conister Bank where he was a Managing Director.

In addition to his extensive financial experience, Simon is a Chartered Director and an Elected Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Simon Scott, Managing Director of Barclays Wealth Isle of Man said: ‘As we continue to hire strategically to support the development of our Wealth International, Wealth Intermediaries and Wealth Advisory businesses in the Isle of Man, we are pleased to welcome Andrew and Simon to the Isle of Man Leadership Team. Their extensive knowledge and experience in the banking and finance industry is an invaluable addition that will help to further strengthen our senior management team in the island. I am very much looking forward to working with them both and to benefitting from their expertise and insight.’
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