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About Harkcon


Gareth Syms - Director of Marketing and Communications


As Director of Marketing and Communications, Gareth is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and execution of Harkcon’s global marketing and communication strategy.  An accomplished Senior Director, C-Suite Executive, Gareth has 20 years market experience, planning and implementing successful corporate and marketing growth strategies.


Prior to joining Harkcon in March 2022, Gareth held Senior director and leadership roles within financial services, primarily within stockbroking, asset management, private banking, and more recently private equity.


In 2003, he joined the financial services industry working for Canadian Stockbroker TD Waterhouse in London and was responsible for the growth and development of the company’s Investor Centre. In 2008, Gareth joined Brooks Macdonald Asset Management and played a key role in the growth, development, and expansion of the company’s operations during a period where Assets Under Management (AUM) grew from £900m to £2.86bn and later Arbuthnot Latham Private Bank, where he held the role of Head of Business Development, launching a new discretionary investment service for professional advisers.


Experienced in the start-up process and entrepreneurship having guided a FMCG start-up onto the Welsh Government Accelerated Growth Program in 2018, Gareth has a proven track record for innovation, building businesses, brands and developing technologies.


Gareth earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Marketing Management from Edinburgh Napier University in the United Kingdom.

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