- Brooks Macdonald Group has announced board and senior leadership changes.

Brooks Macdonald said said that after 17 years with the group finance director Simon Jackson had decided to step down from the board and would leave in April.

The group said a process to identify his successor was under way and he would remain an active member of the leadership team until April and would assist in the handover of his responsibilities.

Thew group said Andrew Shepherd would take on an expanded role to include the position of managing director, distribution, as well as continuing as group deputy chief executive. This expanded role comes into effect on 1 Feb.

The group has also appointed Jason Wood as chief operating officer. He joins Brooks Macdonald after 21 years at Schroders.

At 9:52am: [LON:BRK] Brooks Macdonald Group PLC share price was +12.5p at 1872.5p

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