Rowan Dartington appoints Adrian Clark as new COO


Rowan Dartington today announced that it has recruited Adrian Clark to become its new chief operating officer based in Bristol.

Rowan Dartington today announced that it has recruited Adrian Clark to become its new chief operating officer based in Bristol.

Adrian Clark, an experienced professional with a career spanning 32 years in the financial services industry, is replacing Ben Cooper who will be taking a commercial director position at the firm. Employed within many sectors of the insurance industry, from UK life and pensions to general insurance, Adrian played a key role in developing Legal & General’s presence in South Wales during his nine years as COO of the Cardiff location and was awarded an OBE for his contribution to the Financial Services Industry in Wales. He most recently undertook roles for the Welsh Government within the Global Inward Investment Department and the Health & Social services arena.

At Rowan Dartington, Adrian will be responsible for the overall management of the firm across England and Scotland, ensuring that all business areas comply with policies on remuneration, human resources, training and customer servicing.

In his new role, Ben Cooper will be responsible amongst other things for the non-organic expansion of the business.

Graham Coxell, Rowan Dartington’s executive chairman, commented: “The business is growing steadily and we are still very much committed to developing our presence across the whole of the United Kingdom ultimately meaning more hires. In this context, Adrian is going to be a real asset to ensure consistency across our branches, in terms of customer servicing but also to guarantee our staff well-being and ongoing professional development. We are very pleased that someone with so much experience in this field is joining us at such an important time in Rowan Dartington’s development”.


For further information, please contact:

Paul Andrieu, Lansons, 020 7294 3681,

About Rowan Dartington

Established in 1990, Rowan Dartington is a wealth manager with a branch network across England and Scotland and responsible for client assets in excess of £1.5bn.

The Rowan Dartington private client business specialises in financial planning and discretionary investment management as well as providing a broad range of stockbroking services.

Rowan Dartington Signature is a specialist, whole-of-market discretionary fund management business dedicated to supporting and servicing the needs of intermediaries and their clients. It has worked alongside professionals including independent financial advisers (IFAs), solicitors and accountants for over 20 years. Rowan Dartington Signature is a trading name of Rowan Dartington.

Rowan Dartington has won multiple awards for performance and is Defaqto 5 star rated.