W.H. Ireland Group announces Philip Shelley as Chairman of the Board alongside Stephen Ford joining as Executive Director

– UK, London –  W.H. Ireland Group Plc (LON: WHI) today announced that Philip Shelley will be appointed Chair of the Company subject to FCA approval. Tim Steel will remain as Chair until such time.

Philip Shelley, Non-Executive Chair commented “I am delighted to take on the role of Chair. I believe that the people and the business of WH Ireland have a clear opportunity ahead of them to grow both Wealth Management and CIB by delivering high-quality service to our customers in these rapidly-changing markets.”

The Board also confirmed that Stephen Ford has been appointed as an Executive Director of the Company, subject to FCA approval.

“Phillip Wale and his new team have made good progress in a short time reducing costs, strengthening the controls framework and introducing appropriate pricing arrangements in Wealth Management. The proposed appointment of Stephen Ford as an Executive Director will help us to seize the opportunities that we have in our Wealth Management business.”

About Stephen Ford

Stephen Ford is an experienced PLC and company director in the wealth and investment management sector who joined WH Ireland in February 2019 as Head of Wealth Management. Stephen was previously Executive Director of City Asset Management for two years up until December 2018. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at Brewin Dolphin, where between 2013 and 2016 he was Head of Wealth & Investment Management. Stephen is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

For more information: https://www.whirelandplc.com

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