Quilter appoints independent non-executive director

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Quilter has appointed Chris Samuel as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 1 July 2021. 

Samuel has considerable experience in financial services, particularly in the areas of investment and asset management. He holds a number of chairmanships, including Quilter Financial Planning, the Group’s financial advice arm, BlackRock Throgmorton Trust plc and JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust plc. He is also a non-executive director of Alliance Trust PLC and UIL Limited. 
 
Samuel was Chief Executive of Ignis Asset Management, a business with circa GBP65 billion of assets under management, from 2009 to mid-2014. Over this period, he led the successful transformation and then sale of the business.
 
Prior to this, Samuel held board-level positions at a number of asset management businesses including Gartmore, Hill Samuel Asset Management and Cambridge Place Investment Management. Before his move into asset management in 1995, Samuel spent 10 years with a US Investment Bank, Prudential-Bache. He began his career with KPMG in 1980 where he qualified as a chartered accountant.
 
Samuel has today (30 June 2021) stepped down from the board of Sarasin & Partners LLP and will not be seeking re-election to the Alliance Trust PLC board at their Annual General Meeting in April 2022.  
 
Samuel’s extensive experience in financial services and the asset management industry will enable him to provide challenge, advice and support to Quilter’s management team on business performance and operational matters. His appointment will support the Quilter Board in overseeing the delivery of long-term sustainable success for Quilter.
 
Samuel will join the Quilter Board Risk Committee and the Board Technology and Operations Committee.
 
Glyn Jones, chairman of the Quilter Board, says: “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 says: “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.”