Wealth manager and Chartered Financial Planner Brown Shipley has appointed experienced industry professional Kath Cates as chair of its board of directors.
The appointment, subject to regulatory approval, will see Ms Cates replaces Rory Tapner, chair of Quintet Private Bank, who was interim chair of Brown Shipley.
Ms Cates has more than 30 years’ experience in financial services and has held senior roles based in the UK and overseas.
She has served on the boards of several financial services companies including Brewin Dolphin. She also sits on boards within the Columbia Threadneedle Group; TP ICAP; United Utilities Group and until recently, RSA.
During her career she spent more than 20 years at UBS, where she held roles as global head of compliance and general counsel and was appointed to the UBS global investment bank board. She went on to be appointed global COO of the wholesale bank at