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Sir David Harrison steps down at True Potential

Sir David Harrison steps down at True Potential


Sir David Harrison is stepping down from his position as chairman of Monetary Planning wealth administration agency True Potential, the corporate he based in 2007.

He’ll stay concerned with the enterprise as strategic adviser to the board and as a significant shareholder of True Potential.

The transfer has been extra two years within the making and is a part of the following evolution of True Potential as an organization, led by Sir david’s son Daniel Harrison, chief govt since 2018.

Sir David had beforehand based and offered monetary recommendation agency Optimistic Options, the biggest IFA agency within the UK on the time.

In an e-mail despatched to staff and advisers of True Potential this morning, Sir David mentioned: “Earlier than Cinven and I agreed on the final transaction, two years in the past now, I advised them that I might not lead us into the following chapter, no matter that could be.

“My departure has been deliberate and now delivered for over two years. I’ve to say it has been very profitable.”

Sir David Harrison has been concerned in monetary companies for greater than forty years and mentioned: “It has been my life. The folks I’ve met and labored with have been a part of that life, and I’ve beloved it, each minute.

“There have been powerful occasions, however few, principally simply nice occasions, nice laughs, humour is a obligatory ingredient of success.”

He mentioned the essence of what he does do has not modified during the last forty years. “We assist folks get monetary savings with which to stay life later. They’re the rationale all of us exist, theirs is the cash we’re all rewarded from. They depend on us to do the fitting factor.”

Sir David based Newcastle-based True Potential in 2007. It has since grown to make use of greater than 400 folks and works with a fifth of UK monetary advisers, managing greater than £22bn of belongings for traders.

True Potential operates a broad wealth administration enterprise and has its personal funding platform and fund arm. It has greater than 1.4m retail shoppers within the UK.

Sir David offered True Potential to non-public fairness agency Cinven in September 2021 in a deal specialists estimated to be value between £1.6bn and £2bn. Sir David stayed on as chairman whereas his son Daniel remained as chief govt.

In addition to his enterprise successes, Sir David has been a constant champion of training and social mobility. He arrange 4 Harrison Centres for Social Mobility within the UK and is engaged on the fifth Centre in Antigua, the primary to be established abroad.

In November 2022 Sir David was knighted for companies to enterprise, training and social mobility.

Andrew Sibbald has assumed the position of chairman after being deputy chairman since April 2023. Mr Sibbald is an business veteran, with greater than 35 years’ expertise working in monetary companies, having suggested a variety of private and non-private corporations on mergers and acquisitions and capital elevating.

In the meantime Karina McTeague and Stephanie Bruce have been appointed as impartial non-executive administrators, to strengthen the agency’s governance. Each are skilled enterprise leaders.

Ms McTeague has a mix of UK and worldwide banking, monetary companies regulation, governance, and international funds expertise gained at board and govt stage, having beforehand served as chief threat officer at Visa Europe, Lloyds Banking Group in North America and senior roles on the Monetary Conduct Authority. 

Ms Bruce has a wealth of strategic and business expertise of retail monetary companies, mixed with deep data of threat, management and governance practices. She was most not too long ago chief monetary officer at abrdn plc and beforehand was the pinnacle of monetary companies at PwC UK assurance, the place she supplied strategic and advisory help to a variety of UK and worldwide shoppers for greater than 25 years.




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