Kingswood has appointed Gemma Godfrey (pictured) and Jane Miller to its board as independent non-executive directors.
Godfrey joins the wealth manager while also holding the role of non-executive director at a range of financial companies, including Oberon Investments and Canada-based Foresters Financial.
She was previously head of investment strategy at Brooks Macdonald from 2012 to 2015, after chairing Credo Capital’s investment committee for four years, and has also held roles at UBS and Gam. Godfrey founded robo-adviser Moola, which was acquired by JLT.
Millar spent 26 years at Investec Wealth Management, including a two-year spell as chief executive of Investec Click & Invest, before leaving the firm in June 2021. She became COO of consumer website Boring Money in April, while she also holds a non-executive board role at Weatherbys Private Bank.
Kingswood chair David Hudd said: “On behalf of the board, we are absolutely delighted to announce the appointments of Gemma and Jane. Gemma has an extensive background across the wealth management industry and her experience as a fintech founder and CEO of digital businesses will be paramount in supporting our growth and digital transformation in support of our client centric culture.
“Similarly, Jane with her vast experience in the wealth management industry and of large-scale integrations, operations and digital will position us well as a key adviser through our buy and build strategy. These are important appointments in supporting our growth and ambitions.”
Millar commented: “I am delighted to be joining the board of Kingswood at such an exciting time. The passion in the business is really exciting and I look forward to working with the team.”
Godfrey added: “It’s a great time to be joining the business, with such growing positive momentum. The team’s client-centric approach and drive for innovation have positioned the business well for the exciting opportunities ahead.”