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Brooks Macdonald Group PLC

08 July 2021

8 July 2021

BROOKS MACDONALD GROUP PLC

Appointment of Executive Directors

Brooks Macdonald Group plc ("The Group", "Brooks Macdonald") is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew William Shepherd and Lynsey Jane Cross as executive directors, with effect from 13 July 2021.

The Group previously announced Andrew's appointment as Group Chief Executive Officer, subject to regulatory approval. He brings a depth of financial services experience spanning 27 years and joined the Group in 2002. He has held numerous roles across Brooks Macdonald, including Group Deputy CEO since 2015, and took the role of CEO of the Group's International business in April 2019.

Lynsey joined Brooks Macdonald in May 2020 as Chief Operating Officer. Lynsey is responsible for advancing how the Group serves their advisors and clients and leads the Group's investment in technology, systems and processes.

With over 25 years of financial services experience, Lynsey has worked in senior roles across both asset management and insurance. She was CEO of ANV Group until she led the company through its acquisition by AmTrust, when she was appointed COO of AmTrust International to oversee their complex integration programme.

Additionally, Lynsey is Chair of Diversity & Inclusion at Insurance Institute London and is a Non-Executive Director of MSE NHS Foundation Trust.

Commenting on the appointments, Alan Carruthers, Chairman of Brooks Macdonald, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Andrew and Lynsey to the Group Board. Andrew has very much hit the ground running since his appointment as CEO Designate, and Lynsey has similarly had a strong impact on the Group since her arrival a year ago. I look forward to working with both of them more closely going forwards."

The Group is also pleased to announce that Ben Thorpe, Group Finance Director, is taking on additional responsibilities relating to the Group's product and service innovation agenda.

Additional information

The following information is disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Andrew William Shepherd, aged 48, is or has during the last five years been a director or partner of the following companies and partnerships:

 
 Current directorships                               Previous directorships 
                                                     Brooks Macdonald Funds 
 Secure Nominees Ltd                                  Ltd 
 Brooks Macdonald Retirement Services                Brooks Macdonald Group 
  International Ltd                                   Plc 
 Brooks Macdonald International Nominees 
  (Guernsey) Ltd                                     Long Income REIT Ltd 
 Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International)   Brooks Macdonald International 
  Limited                                             Fund Managers Ltd 
 Brooks Macdonald Asset Management Ltd 
 Levitas Investment Management Services 
  Ltd 
 Brooks Macdonald Financial Consulting 
  Ltd 
 Brooks Macdonald Funds Ltd 
  Braemar Group Limited 
  Cornelian Asset Managers Group Limited 
 

Lynsey Jane Cross, aged 46, is or has during the last five years been a director or partner of the following companies and partnerships:

 
Current directorships                  Previous directorships 
Brooks Macdonald Asset Management Ltd  ANV Global Services Ltd 
Brooks Macdonald Nominees Ltd          ANV Holdings (UK) Ltd 
MSE NHS Foundation Trust               ANV Corporate Name Ltd 
                                       Astley 1 Ltd 
                                       Amtrust Central Bureau of Services Ltd 
                                       Amtrust Syndicate Holdings Ltd 
                                       Amtrust Syndicate Services Ltd 
                                       ANV Syndicate Management Ltd 
                                       Amtrust Syndicates Ltd 
                                       Stichting Administratatiekantoor ANV Holding 
 

Save as disclosed above, there is no further information required to be disclosed in respect of Andrew William Shepherd or Lynsey Jane Cross pursuant to Schedule 2, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

Enquiries to:

 
 Brooks Macdonald Group plc                                www.brooksmacdonald.com 
  Andrew Shepherd, Group CEO designate                               020 7659 3492 
  Ben Thorpe, Group Finance Director 
 Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker) 
  Rishi Shah / John Welch                                            020 7418 8900 
 FTI Consulting                                  brooksmacdonald@fticonsulting.com 
  Ed Berry / Laura Ewart / Katherine Bell                     07703 330199 / 07711 
                                                             387085 / 07976 870961 
 

Notes to editors

Brooks Macdonald Group plc, through its various subsidiaries, provides leading investment management services in the UK and internationally. The Group, which was founded in 1991 and began trading on AIM in 2005, had discretionary Funds under Management of GBP15.6 billion as at 31 March 2021.

Brooks Macdonald offers a range of investment management services to private high net worth individuals, pension funds, institutions, charities and trusts. The Group also provides financial planning as well as international investment management, and acts as fund manager to a range of onshore and international funds.

The Group has thirteen offices across the UK and the Channel Islands including London, Cheltenham (opening 12 July), East Anglia, Exeter (opening 12 July), Hampshire, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Scotland, Wales, Jersey and Guernsey.

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