In the second in a series of speeches focused on change at eprivateclient’s Third Leadership Seminar hosted at Ruffer’s London office this week, Graham Chambers, a consultant at accountants Dixon Wilson spoke to an audience of young professionals about his changing role at the firm.
Mr Chambers has worked with wealthy families for over 47 years at Dixon Wilson. The first 45 years, he said, had seen little change but this transformed in March 2015 when he stepped down as a partner to become a consultant advising just five families (all second or third generation) as well as two private family businesses.
Cutting his working week to two and a half days but with “no intention of stopping” Mr Chambers said that in his new role he really enjoyed work and the relationships with his seven clients.
“In wealth management the human dimension is the most important subject above all others,” he said. “I talk to clients about change and how families will cope.”
Change, he said, was the main topic that clients want to talk about and in his new role, Mr Chambers said he now had more time to discuss generational change and succession pla...