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Thursday 17 January, 2002

Brewin Dolphin Hldgs

Board Changes

Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC
17 January 2002



The Board of Brewin Dolphin Holdings plc ('Brewin Dolphin') today announces
that subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting, Jamie Matheson, Ben
Speke and Simon Still, all senior executives with the Group, will join the
Board of Brewin Dolphin.

Derek McIntosh and Nigel Sherlock are stepping down from the Board but will
remain associated with the Group.

Announcing the appointment, Sir David Rowe-Ham Chairman of Brewin Dolphin said
'The Directors are extremely pleased that Jamie Matheson, Ben Speke and Simon
Still have accepted our invitation to join the Board. We thank Derek McIntosh
and Nigel Sherlock for their enormous support and hard work which they have
given in developing the Group and we look forward to their continued input.'


Brewin Dolphin
John Hall                        020 7248 4400

Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Patrick Donovan                  020 7638 9571

Sarah Gestetner

Notes to Editors

Jamie Graham Matheson FIS (aged 47)

Jamie Matheson is a Glasgow director of the Bell Lawrie White division of the
Group and heads up the Group's institutional broking department. He started
his career in 1972 at Parsons & Co and remained with that firm through its
various evolutionary stages until January 1996 when he joined the Group. He is
a non-executive director of Scottish Radio Holdings plc and AIM VCT2 plc. He
is a member of the Axiomlab Scottish Advisory Panel. He is a past Deacon of
the Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Glasgow and Ex-Precis of the Grand Antiquity
Society of Glasgow.

Ian Benjamin Speke (aged 51)

Ben Speke joined Wise Speke in 1973 continuing a long family involvement. In
1974 he joined the London jobbers Pinchin Denny and subsequently moved to
Hoare Govett. In 1980 he rejoined Wise Speke and became a director in 1987. In
1999 after Wise Speke became part of the Group he became Managing Director of
the Newcastle office, in 2000 he joined the Brewin Dolphin Securities Board
and is a member of the Group's Private Client Regional Committee.

Simon Still FInstD (aged 52)

Simon Still graduated from Durham University. After 14 years executive
experience in the electronics and engineering industry, which included
starting a software company, he entered a City based consultancy practice in
1987. In 1991 he became a consultant to Wise Speke while building up interests
in a range of unquoted companies. In 2001 he became Chief Operating Officer of
the Group. He is a non-executive deputy chairman of Affinity Food Holdings Ltd
and a non-executive director of Bells Stores Ltd, Galaxy Radio NE Ltd., and
Northern Business Forum. He is a member of the North East Industrial
Development board.


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