Beaufort Group (Beaufort) has hired Jade Connolly as chief operating officer.
In this role, she will be responsible for leading the operational, compliance and financial aspects of the group.
Ms Conolly takes over from Clive Goldthorpe, who has decided to step back from day-to-day involvement in the business at the end of March 2021. He will continue to provide guidance to the business on a consultancy basis.
Prior to joining Beaufort Group, Ms Connolly held a range of senior operational roles at Ascot Lloyd. Before this, she worked as head of paraplanning at Thomas Miller Investment.
Announcing the appointment, Derrick Dunne, CEO said: “It’s clear that Jade puts client satisfaction at the heart of everything she does, which makes her the perfect person for this role. As we look to further expand our proposition, her proven track record in combining technical knowledge with delivering optimal client outcomes will be a huge asset to us. We are very pleased to welcome her to the team.
Commenting on Mr Goldthorpe’s decision to step down, he added: “We are also hugely grateful to Clive for all he has done for the business and are delighted he will remain involved in a consultancy capacity after working closely with Jade to hand over his responsibilities in the coming months.”