Quilter has appointed former Standard Life UK chief executive Paul Matthews as an independent non-executive director and a non-executive director of financial adviser network Intrinsic Financial Services, soon to be rebranded as Quilter Financial Planning.
Matthews has worked in the savings and pensions industry for over four decades, most recently at Standard Life where he was chief executive officer UK & Europe, chairman of Standard Life Wealth and group executive director, before retiring from full-time executive roles in 2017.
Matthews has also been a member of the FCA Practitioner Panel, a board member of the Association of British Insurers and a member of the Faculty of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and is currently an executive mentor at Merryck & Co.
Dr. Suresh Kana has also been appointed as an independent non-executive directors, with both appointments effective as of today.
Kana has spent over three decades working in various roles at PwC, most recently as chief executive officer and territory senior partner of PwC Africa. He is currently chairman of Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Imperial Holdings and Murray & Robert Holdings.
Kana is also an independent non-executive director of JSE and a member of its audit, risk and SRO committees, chairman of statutory body the Financial Reporting Standards Council and a member of the Illovo Sugar advisory panel, as well as deputy chair of the Integrated Reporting Committee of South Africa.
Glyn Jones, chairman of the board, said: "I am delighted that Paul and Suresh have agreed to join the Quilter Board. Paul's FTSE 100 public company experience and deep wealth management industry experience will be a valuable addition to the board. He has a strong track record of business building in the wealth management industry, dealing with large scale business transformation, developing new products and services and addressing regulatory change.
"A significant proportion of our investor base is South African and we have a secondary listing on the JSE. Suresh has deep experience of public markets in South Africa and the corporate governance and reporting requirements therein. He is also an experienced international business person and we look forward to adding his wise counsel to our board."
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