Tilney hires new head of talent

30 May 2018

Wealth management group Tilney has hired Catherine Davies in the newly created role of Head of Talent, Resourcing & Development to support the business in attracting, assessing, recruiting, inducting, training and developing current and future colleagues. Catherine will report to Gaynor Gillespie, Group HR Director and be based in the company’s Mayfair office.

Catherine started her career in Financial Planning as a Branch Manager for Abbey National prior to moving into PR & Media Relations for the bank. She then moved into recruitment consultancy which led to her becoming the HR Director of an SME which more than doubled in size during her tenure.

In 2005 she set up her own Interim business and has spent the last 13 years helping companies to consider – or often reconsider – their approach to people-related challenges. The companies she worked with ranged in size from nine people to over 80,000.

Over her career, she has worked across various sectors, geographies and size of companies including Barclaycard, BAT, Bovis Lend Lease, Coller Capital, Imperial Brands, NEX Finance, Shawbrook Bank and Wolseley UK.

Commenting on the appointment, Gaynor Gillespie said: “Tilney has cemented itself as one of the leading wealth managers in the industry and is fully committed to investing in our employees. Their development, technical expertise and career progression are critical to our continued growth, so I am delighted to augment our HR team capability with Catherine’s experience specifically in the talent and resourcing areas. This will allow us to focus on making Tilney a great place to work for those employed by us now and those who we want to attract to join the business for the future.”

About Tilney

Tilney is a leading investment and financial planning group that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years.  Our clients are private investors, charities and professional intermediaries who trust us with over £23 billion of their assets. We offer a range of services including financial planning, investment management and advice and, through our Bestinvest service, a leading online platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments.

We have won numerous awards. Tilney has been awarded Best Conventional Advisory Service at the 2018 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Advisory Service in the 2015 City of London Wealth Management Awards; Investment Award – Cautious category in the Private Asset Management Awards; and Stockbroker of the Year, Execution-only Stockbroker of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2015, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. Bestinvest was voted Best SIPP Provider and Best Fund Platform at the 2017 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Direct SIPP Provider at the YourMoney.com Awards 2017, Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider at the 2017 Shares Awards, as well as Best Self Select ISA Provider, Best Online/Execution-only Stockbroker and Best Investment Platform 2017 at the FT and Investors Chronicle Investment and Wealth Management Awards, as voted by readers of the FT and Investors Chronicle.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, the Tilney Group employs over 1,000 staff across our network of 30 offices, enabling us to support clients with a local service throughout the UK.