Catherine Grum to lead Family Office Services at BDO


BDO UK has recently strengthened its financial services team with the appointment of Catherine Grum as partner and Head of Family Office Services. 

Catherine joins BDO’s Private Client Services team in London. Her role will see her lead the Family Office Services group and advising family offices and enterprising families. She advises families and family offices around family office establishment, family governance, philanthropy, and succession planning.

Catherine has worked with family offices for over 15 years, gaining a unique perspective from the combination of roles she has held. This has included heading a private office and sitting on the board of three international trust companies and coordinating wealth structuring with investment management. This all built on her training as a private client lawyer at Allen & Overy. 

Recognized as a thought-leader in the family office industry, Catherine has written, spoken and been interviewed on topics ranging from next generation planning to impact and sustainable investing. Catherine has previously been named as one of ePrivateClient’s 50 Most Influential and is one of Family Capital’s Top 100 Family Influencers 2020.

Paul Eagland, Managing Partner at BDO said:

“It is great to be welcoming Catherine to the firm today and strengthening BDO’s already well-established Private Client team, even further.

“Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the firm, and will help further support our clients in what has and continues to be, an incredibly challenging time for businesses and individuals.”

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