Friday, June 21, 2024

GPP appoints Geoff Towers as CEO

GPP, a vertically integrated, multi-platform and financial services provider, part of Titan Wealth Holdings (“Titan Wealth”), has appointed industry stalwart Geoff Towers as its Chief Executive Officer. Geoff will be responsible for leading GPP as a core part of the group’s growth strategy, and further establishing the group’s position in providing leading technology and wealth management services to clients.

Geoff was previously Chief Executive of BNY Mellon’s Pershing business, and holds several non-executive director positions, including advising industry trade body PIMFA since November 2021. Geoff has 40 years’ experience in wealth management and investment services, including as CEO of Standard Life Savings where he oversaw the launch of its Wrap and Fund proposition. He started his career at Citibank and has also held roles at Barclays Wealth, Legal & General and Friends Life. Geoff is also an Advisory Board Member for the City of London Socio-Economic Diversity Task Force, which aims to improve socio-economic diversity at senior levels across UK financial and professional services.

Geoff replaces Julian Parker as CEO of GPP. Julian is co-founder of GPP and will remain in the business as Executive Chair, continuing to be actively involved in its sales strategy.

GPP offers clients access to global financial markets and was acquired by Titan Wealth in June 2021, enabling Titan’s Discretionary Fund Managers (DFMs) to scale, and providing investors and intermediaries with access to quality, cost-effective services.

The appointment is subject to FCA approval.

Andrew Fearon, Joint CEO of Titan Wealth commented: “GPP has become a core element of Titan’s wealth platform business since the acquisition last year and is fundamental to our expansion plans. Geoff brings market leading knowledge and extensive experience to the role, and I can think of no one better placed to chart the course for GPP’s continued development as part of Titan’s ambitious plans for growth.”

Geoff Towers, CEO of GPP, added: “Under Julian’s leadership, and more recently its expansion under the Titan group, GPP has established itself as a go-to platform for clients looking for an integrated service. I look forward to working with the team at Titan and GPP on the next phase of its growth, and in ensuring the business effectively navigates the challenging market environment to further build on its position.”

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