One Four Nine Group Appoints Inaugural Chairman
- Experienced industry leader Chris Merry appointed as One Four Nine Group’s first Chairman
- Inaugural appointment marks milestone in nationwide adviser group’s evolution
Independent, nationwide financial advice and investment management group One Four Nine Group has appointed Chris Merry to the role of Chairman. Chris will be the first Chairman appointed by the business, which launched in October 2021 and has since grown to manage £1.4 billion of client assets across nine locations throughout the UK with 120 staff.
Chris brings 40 years of financial services experience having worked across accountancy, wealth management, banking and investment businesses including PwC, Ipes Group and, most recently, Stonehage Fleming where he was Chief Executive Officer. His distinguished career has included spearheading M&A activity, overseeing acquisitive and organic growth strategies (including the integration of acquired assets) and business transformation. In his new role at One Four Nine Group, Chris will work closely with the board of directors, guiding the strategic direction of the business to shape the next stage of development and growth.
Gabrielle Beaumont, Chief Executive Officer, One Four Nine Group commented: “Appointing our first Chairman is a real milestone for us and I am excited to begin the next stage of evolution for One Four Nine Group. Following a robust period of growth and the successful launch of One Four Nine Wealth into which all Locations will be unified, the year ahead will see building momentum on the integration process bringing all of our businesses under one brand and operations umbrella. We really needed the right skillset in a Chairman, so Chris’ extensive experience leading successful wealth management businesses across acquisition and integration projects was a key factor in our decision to appoint him. Chris is an excellent addition to the team and I look forward to the positive contribution he will undoubtedly make.”
Chris Merry, Chairman, One Four Nine Group commented: “The proposition at One Four Nine Group is outstanding and I am delighted to be taking on the role of Chairman for a business with a strategic vision that is both ambitious and responsible, placing client and staff wellbeing at its core. The senior leadership team has already achieved a lot in a relatively short time and I am eager to begin working closely with the Board in shaping the next phase of the growth journey.”
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