Bloomberg News reports that Bretton will take over the role in addition to being named as the U.K. CFO, UBS said in a memo to staff, whose contents were confirmed by a spokeswoman. UBS had announced the appointment of Lewis last month, with him scheduled to take up the post in February.
The bank had hired Lewis, formerly co-deputy CFO at Nomura, to replace Bob Stefanowski, according to a memo to staff last month. Nomura said in a statement on Friday that Lewis was appointed chief executive officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He had joined the bank in 2008, holding roles including CFO for the wholesale division and CFO of EMEA.
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