Chris was appointed to the Board as an independent Non-executive Director in April 2020 and became Chair of the Board in July 2020.
Chris was appointed to the Quilter Plc Board as a Non-executive Director in July 2021. He is a member of the Board Risk Committee and Board Technology and Operations Committee.
Chris is an experienced Chair and Non-executive Director and his deep experience in the financial services industry enables him to challenge, advise and support Quilter Financial Planning’s management team on a wide range of business, investment, distribution, finance and operational matters. Chris was Chief Executive of Ignis Asset Management, a business with circa. £65bn of assets under management, from 2009 to mid-2014. Over this period, he led the successful transformation, and then sale, of the business. Chris has held Board-level positions at a number of asset management businesses including Gartmore, Hill Samuel Asset Management, Cambridge Place Investment Management and spent 10 years with a US Investment Bank, Prudential-Bache. He began his career with KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Chris chairs BlackRock Throgmorton Trust plc and JP Morgan Japanese Investment Trust plc and is a Non-executive Director of UIL Limited.