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Former Ignis CEO joins Quilter board as independent non-exec director

Former Ignis CEO joins Quilter board as independent non-exec director

Quilter has appointed the former chief executive of Ignis Asset Management as independent non-executive director, with effect from July 1. 

Chris Samuel joins with significant experience in financial services, particularly in the areas of investment and asset management.

He holds a number of chairmanships, including at Quilter Financial Planning, the group’s financial advice arm, BlackRock Throgmorton Trust, and JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust. 

He is also a non-executive director of Alliance Trust and UIL Limited but will not be seeking re-election to the Alliance Trust board at its annual general meeting in April 2022.  

Samuel was CEO of Ignis Asset Management between 2009 and 2014, a business with approximately £65bn of assets under management.

He will join the Quilter board risk committee and the board technology and operations committee.

Glyn Jones, chairman of the Quilter Board, said: “Chris has demonstrated strong leadership as he has chaired our advice business, Quilter Financial Planning, over the last year and I am delighted he has agreed to join the Quilter board. 

“Chris’ deep experience and expertise as an executive and as a non-executive director in the asset management industry will enable him to make a strong contribution to the deliberations of the Quilter board.”

Samuel added: “I am pleased to be joining the Quilter board and I look forward to working with the chairman and my fellow board members in supporting the Quilter management team.”

Samuel has also previously held board-level positions at a number of asset management businesses including Gartmore, Hill Samuel Asset Management and Cambridge Place Investment Management.  

Today (June 30), he has stepped down from the board of Sarasin & Partners.

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