Hardiman will have responsibility for the investment management, banking, financial planning and pension planning teams, while also assuming a position on Brown Shipley’s board of directors.
He has worked for the private bank for more than eight years and just this year he was appointed head of private banking North West, based in Manchester and tasked with driving regional growth. He will continue to directly run client assets.
Brown Shipley is preparing for further change in 2013, following Luxembourg-based Precision Capital’s acquisition of its parent, private bank network KBL, in August.
Changes include the development of its board of directors with the recent appointment Alan Dickinson as chairman and John Misselbrook and Jim Willens as non-executive directors.
Ian Sackfield, managing director, said: “Our new owner, Precision Capital, has agreed an exciting and ambitious new business plan to grow our assets under management. Executing these plans requires the right management team in place and Julian’s appointment as head of private banking is at the heart of this.”