Helen Whelan named Chief Risk Officer at Brown Shipley

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London; 7 March 2024: Brown Shipley, a Quintet Private Bank, today announced the appointment of Helen Whelan as Chief Risk Officer, subject to regulatory approval. Whelan will be responsible for further strengthening risk management practices and controls at Brown Shipley. 

Whelan – who assumes her new role today, succeeding Fiona Woodhouse – brings to Brown Shipley more than 15 years’ experience at LGT Wealth Management, where she most recently served as Head of Risk and member of the Management Board. 

London-based Whelan will serve as a member of the Brown Shipley Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Calum Brewster, and as a member of Quintet’s Group Risk Leadership team, reporting to Christine Lynch, Quintet’s Group Chief Risk Officer. 

“We’re very pleased to welcome Helen onboard. Drawing on her extensive experience and deep knowledge of risk management, she will build upon the progress we have already made in strengthening our risk culture,” said Brewster.

Lynch added: “I look forward to working with Helen as a member of our Risk Leadership team to achieve further alignment and consistency in our risk management practices across Quintet.”

“I’m excited to join Brown Shipley’s talented and client-centric team and look forward to work alongside colleagues in the UK and across Europe to support the continued development of our risk processes,” said Whelan, who earned a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Exeter. She is a CFA Charterholder and holds Financial Risk Management Certification from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.


About Brown Shipley, a Quintet Private Bank:
Brown Shipley, with a heritage dating back to 1810, is a wealth manager offering clients informed financial advice and tailored services on all aspects of wealth planning, investment management and lending. Brown Shipley has offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Edinburgh, Norwich and Nottingham.

Brown Shipley’s parent company is Quintet Private Bank, which from Luxembourg heads a major European network of private banks and wealth managers. Brown Shipley is a trading name of Brown Shipley & Co Limited, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England & Wales No. 398426.

For further information about Brown Shipley, please visit: www.brownshipley.com

For further information, please contact:
Maria Shum
Head of Corporate Communications
Brown Shipley, a Quintet Private Bank
+44 (0) 7866 791362

Gilly Lock at Powerscourt Group
+44 (0) 7711 380 007