Mr Parkinson joins from Gallagher Benefits Services UK where he was managing director of wealth.
During his career he has also held senior positions at Standard Life, Barclays Wealth, and Towergate Financial.
Over the past two years Punter Southall Aspire has expanded its Financial Planning business through organic growth and acquisitions. Acquisitions included Focus Oxford LLP, JDP Financial Services and Coleman Financial Services Limited.
Mr Parkinson said: “I have known and respected Punter Southall throughout my career and so I am delighted to join Punter Southall Aspire. My new role will be exciting as they are an ambitious company, who are driving market innovation. They have a highly experienced team of financial planners in a number of UK regions who are supported by cutting-edge technology and can, therefore, serve their clients in the best possible way. As I am joining the firm relatively early into its growth journey, I am looking forward to using my experience to help accelerate its expansion.”
Steve Butler, CEO, Punter Southall Aspire said: “Bryan has a wealth of experience of managing financial planning businesses. He is very well respected and known in the industry and we are delighted to welcome him to Punter Southall Aspire. His strong leadership skills, proven experience in business development and great connections will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow and develop in 2021.”
Punter Southall Aspire has assets under advice of £4.3bn and 140 employees. It is part of the Punter Southall Group.