UBS Wealth Management in Leeds

A financial Partner in Yorkshire

UBS Wealth Management knows the value of local knowledge - across the globe. Right here in Yorkshire we have a team of Client Advisors from diverse backgrounds: corporate banking, wealth planning and asset management. These local experts are also your gateway to UBS' global network.


8th Floor,
29 East Parade,


+44-113-301 8000


+44-113-301 8001

Aidan Dunstan, Regional Head North East and Yorkshire, Leeds & Newcastle Offices

Having graduated in Law from Newcastle University Aidan started his career at Brewin Dolphin and has subsequently worked for a number of different companies in stockbroking and wealth management. He was part of the team that set up offices for Merrill Lynch and Laing & Cruickshank in the North East and joined UBS in 2004. He divides his time between working with private clients on both a discretionary and advisory basis covering personal portfolios, ISAs, pensions and offshore bonds whilst also managing the Newcastle and Leeds offices. Outside of the office he enjoys tennis, football and golf and tries to the take team ethic of sport into the office. Aidan is a Chartered Member of the CISI.

Telephone: 0191-211-1006

The Leeds team

Client Advisors

Client Advisors are responsible for looking after your wealth management needs, from helping to decide your overall wealth strategy through to advising on issues such as investment products and pension planning. As well as being your main contact at UBS Wealth Management, he or she will also be your gateway to the wider expertise of UBS, should you need specialist advice from our mortgage solutions team or help with selling your business, for instance.

Karen Vardy

Karen joined UBS in 2008 joining from Coutts & Co. She has 30 years experience in Banking and Finance, the last 27 years of these spent in Yorkshire. Karen is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and has a BSc (Hons) in financial Services and holds the CISI Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

Neil King

Neil has a banking and finance career spanning over 30 years, joining UBS in 2006. Previously a Senior Banker with Coutts & Co. Neil is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds to CISI Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

Richard Wood

Richard joined UBS in 2018 from Barclays Wealth, having started his career as a fund manager at Investec where he was responsible for managing investment portfolios for high net worth individuals, charities and trusts. Richard moved to Barclays Wealth in 2007 as a portfolio manager then moved into a private banking role in 2010 where he focused on advising high net worth clients in the region. Richard read Chemistry & Mathematics at Durham University and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Claire Kerr

Claire joined UBS in 2006 as a client advisor from the Energy Industry. Claire spent five years working for UBS in London advising private clients. In addition to working with clients resident and domiciled in the UK Claire is accredited to advise resident non domiciled clients. Claire has a masters degree in Economics and Management from Oxford University and holds the CISI Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

Lisa Helliwell

Lisa joined UBS in 2011 originally as a Client Advisor Assistant and is now a Client Advisor. She has over 14 years experience in Banking, Finance and Wealth Management, with various appointments in Retail and Corporate Banking, along with Property Finance. Lisa is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and holds the CISI Investment Advice Diploma.

Financial Planner

Financial Planners work as specialists alongside your UBS client advisor, providing bespoke financial planning advice. A team of Paraplanners and Administrators support our Financial Planners to efficiently execute this advice and, provide you with excellent client service, as well as access to other UBS resources. These resources can range from investment management to estate planning and corporate finance advice, in addition to specific wealth management products and services.

Mike Stirrup

Mike joined UBS in 2018 from Brown Shipley where he spent 10 years advising private clients on investment, estate and retirement planning. He is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society; a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities and also holds the Society of Trust and Estate Planners Certificate for financial services.

Client Advisor Assistants

Client Advisor Assistants are an integral member of the team who will provide you with most of your day-to-day administrative support including payments, transfers and trades.

Sophie Bennett

Sophie joined UBS in 2014 as a client advisor assistant supporting the Leeds office. She has previously had 2 years of experience supporting private and business banking managers in her previous role with the Clydesdale and Yorkshire bank. Sophie graduated with a BA Hons in Business Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Ellice Parry

Ellice joined UBS in 2019 following 7 years at first direct, working in Retail Banking and Wealth Management.


James Bradshaw

Prior to joining UBS in 2018 as an apprentice, James successfully studied for A-Levels in Maths, Business Studies and Economics whilst completing a year of work experience at an IFA. James was also a member of the winning team in a national competition - the Student Investor Challenge 2018.

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