Martin Baines served as Chief Executive Officer of Quilter Cheviot from 2003 to August 2015, and from May 2017 until present. He became a Director of Quilter & Co in 1998 and joined the management group in 1999. Mr Baines has previously served as Head of Onshore Branches, with specific responsibility to build the UK branch network. Following the purchase of Quilter & Co by Morgan Stanley in 2001, Mr Baines was appointed as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley in 2002 and Chief Executive Officer of Quilter & Co in 2003. In 2011 and 2012, Mr Baines led the Bridgepoint backed buyout of Quilter & Co from Morgan Stanley. The Quilter & Co business then merged with Cheviot, a leading London based investment management company. Post integration of the two companies, Mr Baines led the subsequent deal process which resulted in Quilter Cheviot becoming part of the Group.
Mr Baines trained with KPMG before beginning a career in stockbroking and investment management. Mr Baines is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.