Quilter network appoints new chairman

Quilter network appoints new chairman

Quilter has appointed a chairman of its network in the latest reshuffle at the top of the advice giant. 

Quilter Financial Planning confirmed Christopher Samuel, the current chairman of BlackRock Throgmorton Trust and JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust, as its new chairman.

Mr Samuel succeeds Gregor Stewart, whose retirement from the position was announced in January before he stepped down from the Quilter Financial Planning board in June after more than five years in its ranks. 

Glyn Jones, chairman of Quilter, said: "I’d like to thank Gregor personally for the commitment he’s shown to Quilter Financial Planning during his tenure.

"He has been dedicated, supportive and generous with his time, and has been integral to getting the business to the point where it plays such a critical role in the Quilter group."

Mr Jones added: "Chris' extensive experience as an executive and as a non-executive director and chairman within the financial services industry will be invaluable going forward."

Mr Samuel served as chief executive of Ignis Asset Management until it was bought by Standard Life in 2014 and was a partner and chief financial and operating officer at Cambridge Place Investment Management between 2006 and 2008.

He was previously director and chief operating officer at Gartmore Investment Management, where he worked with Quilter chief executive Paul Feeney. 

Mr Samuel said: "I am delighted to be taking on the chairmanship of Quilter Financial Planning at this exciting point in its growth and development.

"The commitment of Quilter Financial Planning’s people to customers and the business is clear and I am looking forward to working with Stephen Gazard and his team to develop this further."

It is the latest senior reshuffle at the advice giant which earlier this week announced it hired Bambos Hambi from Aberdeen Standard Investments to head up its investment arm Quilter Investors. 

One of Mr Hambi's previous roles was head of multi-manager at Gartmore, where he worked with Mr Feeney and Mr Samuel.


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