Evelyn Partners sets fresh direction with new chief executive

Comes after a strong 2022 of advice firm acquisitions and growth

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Evelyn Partners has appointed Paul Geddes as its new chief executive (CEO) following the retirement of Chris Woodhouse from full-time executive management.

Geddes will join the firm on 3 July, and will become CEO subject to regulatory approval. Woodhouse, who oversaw the firm through its rebrand after the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson in 2020, will support Geddes throughout the Summer to ensure an orderly transition. He will join Evelyn from QA Group, where he has been CEO since 2019. He previously spent ten years as CEO of Direct Line, and began his financial services career at RBS in 2004 and later became CEO of the retail bank in the UK mainland. Chair Chris Grigg said Geddes joins the business "at a very exciting time with ...

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