Quilter names former HSBC private banker as chairman
Quilter, a London-based investment manager, has named Chris Meares as non-executive chairman, subject to regulatory approvals.
Chris Meares retired from the position of group CEO of Global Private Banking at HSBC Group, towards the end of 2011.
Martin Baines, Quilter CEO said: “Chris Meares has an outstanding record and we are delighted that he has agreed to become our Chairman. We have a great history, excellent people and industry leading systems and processes. I know that Chris is as excited as we are by the potential to grow the business even further as we embark on the next stage in the company’s development.
“Chris has spent the last 10 years working closely with clients and under his leadership HSBC grew to become one of the largest international private banks in the world. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we work on our overall strategy to expand our client base. Chris is a ‘people person’ and is relishing the opportunity to spend time with our clients and intermediary partners.”
This is the first board level appointment at the UK investment manager since Morgan Stanley Smith Barney sold Quilter on April 2, 2012 to private equity firm Bridgepoint and the Quilter management team.