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Santander appoints head of private banking

1 May 2019

April French Furnell

Santander UK has announced the appointment of Ben Covey as Head of Private Banking, reporting directly to Charlotte Platts, Head of Wealth. Ben will take up his position from 1 May and will be responsible for the direction and growth of the private banking proposition for Santander UK.

With over 20 years’ experience in the UK wealth management industry, Ben was most recently Divisional Manager for South West and Central at Santander Private Banking, where he oversaw the development and implementation of the Private Bank’s strategy across the region, as well as the shaping of its brand and culture.

Prior to joining Santander, Ben spent over a decade at Barclays Wealth supporting private clients, charities and pension funds. His roles included Discretionary Portfolio Manager, Private Banker and Regional Head in the South East, where he gained strong experience working across a range of investment products and banking services.

Charlotte Platts, Head of Wealth, Santander commented: “I am delighted to appoint Ben as Head of Private Banking. His impressive track record alongside his customer-focused outlook will complement the role well and, as Santander increases its focus on its private clients, I am confident he will make a significant impact in expanding and enhancing our offering.”

Ben Covey added: “I am extremely excited by this new challenge and very much look forward to the opportunity to further develop Santander Private Banking.”

In 2012 Ben was named by industry body PAM in its ‘Top 40 under 40’ list of UK private banking industry professionals. He is also a Chartered Wealth Manager with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. 

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