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Quilter plc Directorate Changes

11 March 2020

Quilter announces that Cathy Turner and Suresh Kana will not seek re-election at the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 14 May 2020 (the “AGM”), and will stand down from the Board with effect from the end of the AGM.

Ms Turner has recently taken up an appointment as a Board member and Chair of the Remuneration Committee at a FTSE 100 company and can no longer commit the required time to her duties on the Quilter Board.

Dr Kana’s decision to step down is primarily driven by the extensive travel required as a result of his serving on a UK public company Board from South Africa, in addition to his other existing international commitments. He believes that this is an appropriate time to step down now that Quilter’s governance processes are well established.

Commenting, Glyn Jones said, “Cathy has made a significant contribution to the establishment by Quilter of remuneration policies and structures appropriate for an independent public company. Suresh’s insight into South African corporate governance practices has been very valuable during our formative period as a dual-listed entity. We wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

Ruth Markland, our Senior Independent Director, who has served as a member of the Board Remuneration Committee since she joined the Board in June 2018, has agreed to succeed Cathy as Chair of our Board Remuneration Committee. An external search agency has been appointed to help us identify successors for both Ms Turner and Dr Kana.

Enquiries

 

Investor Relations:

John-Paul Crutchley

 Keilah Codd

 

+44 (0)20 7002 7016

+44 (0)20 7002 7054

Media:

Jane Goodland 

Tim Skelton-Smith

 

+44 (0)7790 012 066

+44 (0)7824 145 076

Company Secretary:

Patrick Gonsalves            

 

+44 (0)20 7778 9670         

 

Notes to Editors:

About Quilter plc:

Quilter plc is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

Quilter plc oversees £110.4 billion in customer investments (as at 31 December 2019).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset investment solutions; and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Advice and Wealth Management and Wealth Platforms.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial advice business, Quilter Financial Planning; the discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

Wealth Platforms includes Old Mutual Wealth UK platform and Quilter International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore.

The Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business was acquired by ReAssure Group Plc on 2 January 2020.

Since its IPO in June 2018, Quilter plc’s businesses have progressively rebranded to Quilter, as follows: 

  • Quilter Financial Planning (previously Intrinsic)
  • Quilter Private Client Advisers (previously Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers)
  • Quilter Financial Advisers (previously Charles Derby Group)
  • Quilter Financial Adviser School
  • Quilter Cheviot
  • Quilter Investors
  • Old Mutual Wealth (becoming Quilter Wealth Solutions in 2020)
  • Quilter International (previously Old Mutual International)

This press release is for journalists only and should not be relied upon by financial advisers or customers.

Please remember that past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and investors may not get back any of the amount originally invested. Exchange rate changes may cause the value of overseas investments to rise or fall.

This communication is issued by Quilter plc.  Registered office: Millennium Bridge House, 2 Lambeth Hill, London EC4V 4AJ, United Kingdom. Registered number: 6404270.  Registered in England.

Disclaimer

This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements with respect to certain Quilter plc’s plans and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition, performance and results. 

By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances which are beyond Quilter plc’s control including amongst other things, international and global economic and business conditions, market related risks such as fluctuations in interest rates and exchange rates, the policies and actions of regulatory authorities, the impact of competition, inflation, deflation, the timing and impact of other uncertainties of future acquisitions or combinations within relevant industries, as well as the impact of tax and other legislation and other regulations in the jurisdictions in which Quilter plc and its affiliates operate. As a result, Quilter plc’s actual future financial condition, performance and results may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set forth in Quilter plc’s forward looking statements.

Quilter plc undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this announcement or any other forward-looking statements it may make.

Nothing in this announcement should be construed as a profit forecast.