Stuart Lawson Takes The Chair At Eight

Stuart Lawson

Stuart Lawson Takes The Chair At Eight

After a decade of tremendous growth and success, the Directors of the leading financial advisory firm, Eight Wealth Management, are delighted to announce the appointment of its first-ever Non-Executive Chairman.

Having been established in 2008 by CEO Ian Riggs, Hampshire-based Eight Wealth Management has gone from strength to strength.

Being awarded ‘Principal Partner’ status by British multinational wealth management business, St James’s Place, welcoming other firms to join the brand providing offices in Dorset, Buckinghamshire, and the Isle of Wight, and, most recently, announcing its arrival in the Far East, has seen a huge expansion of staff, services, and clients.

In order to ensure its continued success, Eight Wealth Management has appointed its first-ever Non-Executive Chairman, Stuart Lawson.

‘Though Stuart has been advising us for the past 18 months, we felt it time to bring him inhouse with an official role in the business,’ explains Ian.  ‘We have reached the stage where we need someone to take an overall, objective view of the business, whilst getting to know it from the inside and providing personal support to make further progress.’

With a background in finance, Stuart has held a variety of senior management, corporate development, and Chief Executive roles with prestigious corporations including Diageo plc and KPMG UK. In recent years, his extensive experience in business transformation, financial management, restructuring, and board-level decision-making has been called on by businesses looking for support in their evolution.

With 40 years of experience to help the leadership of Eight Wealth Management achieve its vision for the business, Stuart will be overseeing strategy and performance, identifying opportunities, and ensuring seamless growth in keeping with the business’s core values.

‘I was initially flattered and then tremendously excited to be asked to join the team at Eight Wealth Management,’ says Stuart. ‘It is an organisation with purpose, passion, and exhilarating ambition and I am looking forward to the challenge of harnessing, channelling, and focussing all the talent and energy within it.’

Stuart Lawson

Stuart Lawson

Non-Executive Chairman at Eight Wealth Management