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Quintessentially CEO Announcement

Words by Aaron Simpson

17 March 2021

Following three years as Group CEO and over eight years with the company, Annastasia Seebohm is leaving to take up a new role.

Following three years as Group CEO and over eight years with the company, Annastasia Seebohm is leaving to take up a new role. The board is delighted to announce that Darren Ellis, who has been an Independent Advisor to the Group for 9 months, will be replacing Annastasia as Group CEO. Darren comes to Quintessentially with a wealth of knowledge and deep experience across the investment banking and wealth management industries, including Zeus Capital, Canaccord Genuity, Robertson Stephens and Charterhouse.

Aaron Simpson, Quintessentially Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, says:

“We thank Annastasia for her contribution and commitment to shaping the Quintessentially business into the strong and cohesive group it is today. She has played a fundamental role in successfully evolving our brand and business proposition. In addition to supporting the restructuring and repositioning of the business, she successfully led our global team through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and ensured we continued to serve our clients. The board all share our appreciation for her invaluable commitment and contribution over the years and we wish her all the best for her new venture.

At this important time in Quintessentially’s history, with the green shoots of recovery beginning to emerge from a Global Pandemic that has materially affected our sectors in particular, we are delighted to be able to draw on Darren’s skill base to take advantage of the market opportunities for Quintessentially group and its clients. Darren boasts an exemplary track record, working with entrepreneurial businesses across Financial Services as well as boasting significant operational and financial board experience, in both the UK and North America. We look forward to the business enjoying strong post Covid growth under his leadership.”

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