Brown Shipley, a Quintet Private Bank, has appointed Rupert Cecil as Head of Charities and Philanthropy. Rupert will build a proposition focused on managing the assets of UK charities, endowments, religious establishments, schools, and universities. He will also be responsible for broadening the bank’s philanthropy business in the UK, working across Quintet and Brown Shipley to meet clients’ personal philanthropy needs.
Rupert brings over 30 years of private banking, asset and wealth management experience. He joins Brown Shipley from Union Bancaire Privee. Prior to this, Rupert was Head of Charities at HSBC Private Bank. He has also held business development roles at GAM UK and at Credit Suisse Private Bank. Rupert is a Trustee of the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation and a Patron of Royal Institution of Great Britain and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Commenting on the appointment, Alan Mathewson, Brown Shipley CEO, said: “Rupert’s appointment is part our strategic growth plan as we continue to develop into new segments. I have every confidence that his experience in private banking and working with charities will enable us to develop a leading charities proposition.”
Rupert Cecil adds: “As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many UK charities are looking to maximise their investment returns, while receiving enhanced service and administration. I’m excited to join Brown Shipley and to work together with colleagues across Quintet to meet the needs of UK charities and to create a client-focused charity and philanthropy offering.”Rupert’s hire is the latest in a number of senior hires at Brown Shipley including: Matt Hoyne, Head of Edinburgh Office; Elizabeth Weir, Head of London and International; Martin Cuthbert, Head of Manchester Office; and Calum Brewster, Head of Private Banking and Client Solutions.