Phil Dixon will be joining the Board and assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. Ben Ticehurst will relinquish his role as Chief Operating Officer immediately but will remain on the Board as an executive Director in the short term, largely assisting in the development of the fund management business. Phil will also take over the Finance Director role from David Barrow in due course, after a suitable transition and handover period.
Phil Dixon, a Chartered Accountant, has significant stockbroking and investment banking experience. He was most recently a founder, Finance Director and Compliance Officer of Nomura Code Securities between 2003 and 2013. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Spicer & Pegler in 1985, worked in audit post qualification and then joined Kleinwort Benson Securities in 1988. In 1996 he was appointed Finance Director at Panmure Gordon at the time of its acquisition by WestLB Group, subsequently becoming CFO of the group’s European investment banking division before leaving to set up Code Securities in 2003.
Commenting on the above, Guy Peters, Chief Executive Officer of the Company said: “I am delighted that we have been able to recruit a COO and FD of Phil’s calibre. Phil has extensive experience in our industry and his recruitment will be instrumental in helping us grow the business.”
Phil Dixon’s appointment is subject to the approval of the Financial Conduct Authority.
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