Peel Hunt appoints Richard Brearley to the board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Brearley to the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair-elect of our Risk Committee.

Bringing more than 25 years’ of senior regulatory, compliance and legal experience to the role, Richard joins Peel Hunt from Macquarie, where since 2015 he was Regional Head of Compliance in EMEA, spanning the UK, EU, Switzerland, South Africa and Middle Eastern markets, and a wide range of business areas including asset management, sales and trading, investment banking, lending and leasing.

Prior to that role he was Head of Compliance and Legal at Investec plc and Investec Bank (20062015), held senior positions in the Markets Division of the Financial Services Authority and was a Corporate Partner at solicitors Nabarro Nathanson.

He was previously a Non-Executive Director of AIM Listed electronics business Datong Plc and until 2012 was a Member of General Counsel for the FTSE 100 (GC100) Executive Committee.

Simon Hayes, Chairman of Peel Hunt, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to the Peel Hunt Board. His extensive legal, risk and compliance experience, alongside his deep understanding of the regulatory environment and governance frameworks, will be of great value to the Board.”

Richard Brearley, Non-Executive Director at Peel Hunt, added: “Having followed Peel Hunt’s progress for many years, I have been extremely impressed by both the strong team and corporate culture they have in place, as well as their consistent growth and reputation as one of the UK’s leading investment banks. With major regulatory changes on the horizon, impacting both our industry and the corporates we serve, I look forward to working with the Board to ensure Peel Hunt continues to deliver best in class compliance and governance processes as the business grows.”