Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG)
Chair John Cowan has been named as chief executive on an interim basis.
The move sees Cowan take up the day-to-day running of the business while also continuing to lead the process of finding a permanent chief executive.
Cowan became executive chairman of SBG in 2014, before moving to become chair of SBG in 2020.
He replaces current interim chief executive Ross Liston, who has decided to leave the business and will be taking up a new role elsewhere in the industry.
The wealth manager has named Tom Hawkins as head of strategic partnerships.
Hawkins joins from Quilter, where he was business development manager.
Assia Stephansen has been named head of international banking of the private bank.
She has worked in Hong Kong, Canada, across a number of European markets and most recently in the UK. Prior to this role, Stephansen led the India offshore and Africa coverage teams in London within Barclays Private Bank.
The investment firm has named Robin Newbould to the board of the parent company, Ravenscroft Holdings Limited.
Newbould, who co-founded Ravenscroft with Jon Ravenscroft in 2005, has been chief operating officer since July 2021 and will now become managing director of operations to work alongside Mark Bousfield, managing director of investments.
The pair will be supported by David Chan, OBE who rejoins Ravenscroft as chief of staff.
The platform business has appointed Kelly Bowden as head of legal and governance, Gordon Andrews as head of technical and David Edgar as regional sales manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Edgar, prior to joining Novia, was a wealth management consultant for Quilter and has worked in senior positions at Standard Life, Scottish Widows and Scottish Equitable.
Bowden was previously group company secretary at the RAC. Andrews was previously a technical manager at Quilter.
Celtic Financial Planning
The Wales-headquartered advice firm has hired Jamie Hughes as a financial planner.
He is based in Prestatyn and was previously a financial planner at Quilter Private Client Advisers.
The firm said it will look to open an office in the region.