Gareth Johnson

Head of Digital Channels and Investment Services at Brewin Dolphin, Advisory Panel Member for Fintech Accelerator

Joining the business in 2002, Gareth is now responsible for the Brewin Portfolio Service (BPS) and our investment solutions. In his previous role, Gareth, worked closely with our Research Department and Intermediary Division, and oversaw the growth of MPS from just £15m in 2012 to over £3bn in 2018. Gareth was appointed a Divisional Director and joined our Intermediary Management Committee in 2012, a division which has grown to in excess of £11bn with sales in excess of £2bn a year.


In his current role, Gareth is responsible for our Brewin Portfolio Service, the Group’s digital offering. This service has grown to £165m and now serves more than 4,000 clients. In addition, Gareth is responsible for our investment solutions and oversaw the transition, alongside our Head of Central Investment Solutions, of £1.5bn of assets into the new investment solutions structure in 2018. Working closely with the Executive Committee of the Board, Gareth’s role is to strategically influence the Group and the service offerings utilising new technologies.


Gareth is an Advisory Panel member for the Investment Association’s (IA) fintech accelerator, Velocity as well as the IA’s the Investment Funds Operations Committee. He also sits on the TISA Digital Innovation Council. In 2018, Gareth became a Mentor for the Women Ahead, 30% Club scheme. Finally, Gareth is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).


Gareth’s spare time is limited since having a son in 2016. However, what little time he does have is spent enjoying football, NBA basketball, reading and listening to podcasts.


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