Brewin Dolphin has hired Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) chief financial officer Siobhan Boylan as its new finance boss. 

The appointment ends Brewin's three-month search for a finance director after Andrew Westenberger left his post.  

Boylan (pictured), who is expected assume the role in early 2019, spent five years as chief financial officer at LGIM. 

Prior to this she worked for Aviva for 12 years where she held a variety of roles, including chief financial officer of Aviva North America and chief financial officer of Aviva Investors.

Boylan has also had a 10-year stint with PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Commenting on the appointment, Brewin chief David Nicol said: 'We are delighted that we have hired someone of Siobhan's outstanding calibre She has a tremendous track record at several high-profile institutions.

'She will bring her in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry, as well as management and technical skills, to Brewin Dolphin at a critical stage in our growth trajectory.'

In its most recent trading update, Brewin reported an 8.9% increase in total income to £84.2 million. 

At the start of this month, the firm opened a West End office in St James's in a bid to deepen its collaboration with local service providers to the ultra-rich.