In his new role, he will be responsible for all the group’s marketing activities as it seeks to push into new territories.
Mr Howell joins with immediate effect and will be based in the company’s Doncaster office.
Mr Howell joins Guardian Wealth Management from HSBC, where he spent 23 years in numerous technical leadership and strategic roles. Most recently he held the position of head of solutions engineering and was responsible for heading up the design, architecture, build and support of HSBC’s strategic core IT online solutions.
David Howell, chief executive, said: “We are overjoyed to be welcoming Richard on board. He brings with him considerable experience and a deep commitment to helping Guardian Wealth Management achieve its goal in becoming the lead international financial advice firm for expats wherever they are domiciled.”