New chair named after Brown Shipley board reshuffle


Jim Brydie has joined Brown Shipley as a non-executive director as former interim chairman David Rough takes on the role on a permanent basis.

Building on a board reshuffle that took place throughout last year, Brown Shipley says: “David has a deep understanding of regulation, a strong commercial background and broad financial services experience, making him a hugely valuable asset to the board.”

Rough succeeds Jim Willens, who resigned as chairman of the board last January due to health reasons.

Brydie, who will also chair the audit committee, brings over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector.

He has held senior roles with RBS and more recently Anglo Irish Bank.

A Brown Shipley spokesman says: “Working closely with Ian Sackfield, chief executive, and Andrew Curran, chief financial officer, the board is well-placed to support Brown Shipley with the execution of its strategy and ambitious growth targets.”

In December, two new KBL European Private Banking employees were appointed to the Brown Shipley board – group chief executive Yves Stein and group chief operating officer Paul Scholten.

Stein replaces KBL’s chief commercial officer and Scholten replaces former chief operating officer Marc Lauwers, who left the business last year.

The business says the changes will have no impact, insisting it is “business as usual”.