New CEO for Brown Shipley

Alan Mathewson

Wealth manager Brown Shipley has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.

Alan Mathewson, who is expected to assume his new role by April next year, joins the firm from Santander UK where he has spent the last three years as managing director of its Wealth Management and Private Banking services.

During his time with the bank, he oversaw its move into the UK private banking and wealth management market, including the launch of its digital investment channel.

Mathewson, 47, has held a number of other senior leadership positions during his 22 years at Santander, including CEO of Cater Allen Private Bank, CEO of Santander Insurance, CEO of Santander Cards and managing director of Santander’s retail branch network. He has more than 30 years of financial services experience and started his career with Lloyds Banking Group.

He replaces Brown Shipley’s current CEO, Ian Sackfield, who announced in March that he would step down from the role once a permanent replacement had been found.

Sackfield, who will oversee the handover to his successor, is remaining with the business as a client director.