New Head of Group Risk Appointed

RNS Number : 5455Y
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
02 December 2014


2 December 2014


WH Ireland Group plc


(“WH Ireland” or “the Group”)


New Head of Group Risk Appointed


WH Ireland, the financial services group that provides corporate broking and private wealth management services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Baptiste as the Head of Group Risk, a newly created role based in its London office. 


Jamie has over 20 years’ experience within the industry with strong product knowledge across all asset classes and experience across the front, middle and back office.  He joins WH Ireland from his role as Head of Risk at Espirito Santo Investment Bank, having previously spent six years at BNY Mellon Corporation as a Senior Risk Manager in Asset Management; prior to that he held a variety of  senior risk and operational roles at a number of leading financial institutions including Merrill Lynch, Nomura and UBS covering asset management and servicing, wealth management, investment banking / capital markets and private banking.


Jamie, who started at WH Ireland today, will report to Richard Killingbeck, Chief Executive of WH Ireland and will be responsible for managing and enhancing the Group’s risk management practices in both its divisions.


Richard Killingbeck, Chief Executive of WH Ireland Group said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Jamie to WH Ireland as our Head of Group Risk, a newly created role.  He brings substantial experience of the financial services industry across all asset classes and offices.


“This appointment follows a number of other important senior hires which have collectively enhanced the management and capabilities of the business.”  


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For further information please contact:


WH Ireland Group plc                                                                          

Richard Killingbeck, Chief Executive Officer 


  +44(0) 20 7220 1666


Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited                                                                 

Hugh Morgan/ Adam James (Corporate Finance)                            


+44 (0)20 7886 2500


MHP Communications

Reg Hoare / Jade Neal / Jamie Ricketts                                   


+44(0) 20 3128  8100                                                                                                                                               


Notes to editors


WH Ireland Group plc:

WH Ireland is a financial services company offering private wealth management and corporate broking services.  Since 2000, the company has been listed on the London Stock Exchange on AIM (WHI).  The Group has two divisions:


Corporate Broking:  The Group provides corporate finance, research, market making and fund raising capabilities to quoted small/mid-cap companies, including a full NOMAD service to the majority of our corporate clients. WH Ireland is ranked 3rd largest Nominated Advisor and corporate broker by number of AIM clients.


Private Clients: The Group provides wealth management and wealth planning services tailored to the individual, corporates, trusts and funds. It has over 140 years’ pedigree in private client wealth management. It manages over £2.5 billion of assets under management and administration and operates from 12 offices around the United Kingdom.




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