Investec appoints new Belfast Office Head

Investec Wealth & Investment has appointed Leigh Yeaman as Divisional Director and Head of the Belfast Office. She takes over from Samuel Brown, following his retirement in September 2020.

Leigh joined Investec as an Investment Director in 2015 and manages portfolios for high net worth private clients, trusts, pension schemes, and corporate entities. She will continue to support her clients while also playing an instrumental role in the direction and growth of Investec’s business in Belfast.

Yeaman says: "Our Belfast office has over 100 years of heritage in Northern Ireland and deep relationships with clients and professional advisors that have lasted generations. My ambition is to further reinforce our reputation in Belfast through service excellence – if we do that, we will continue to grow a business that has great momentum and energy."

In her new role, Yeaman will also be putting a special emphasis on belonging, inclusion, and diversity. She says: "I believe that greater diversity, and diversity of thought, leads to deeper and richer conversations and ultimately better decision making."

Yeaman has over 20 years of experience in the wealth management sector, having worked in Barclays Stockbrokers in Glasgow, Stirling Hendry (now Brewin Dolphin) in Scotland, before moving home to Northern Ireland in 1999, where she was part of Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers and Quilter, prior to joining Investec in June 2015. In her spare time, Leigh volunteers as a NED on The Bryson Group board.