Fairstone announce new CFO

November 14 2019 @ 13:27 by Chloe Holmes

Fairstone Group, the integration-led national wealth management house, is delighted to announce that globally-experienced executive Iain Jamieson will join the business as Chief Financial Officer.

Iain, who has over 20 years’ experience working worldwide, takes up the role at Fairstone from the beginning of January and will also join the Fairstone Group board of directors.

Over his career, Iain has been involved in a range of leading businesses and his most recent role saw him manage the sale of Stackhouse Poland, a buy-and-build focused general insurance broker, to leading US insurer AJ Gallagher.

Fairstone, headquartered in Newcastle,  is one of the fastest growing financial services organisations and one of the largest CII Chartered Financial Planning organisations in the UK, with fee income in excess of £65 million.

CEO of Fairstone, Lee Hartley, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Iain to Fairstone’s senior management team as we gear up for our next stage of growth. We have been looking for a particular set of characteristics in our new CFO, and I’m very pleased to say that in Iain, we have found someone that perfectly fits our criteria.

“Iain has extensive experience in leading financial and strategic roles within a range of internationally successful companies. I am convinced that Iain will be a great addition to the team and will contribute to Fairstone’s continued development.”

Iain has a proven track record of managing post-deal integration to maximise value from acquisitions, as well as managing global operations, from refinancing and capital restructurings to capital improvement plans, within a dynamic market environment.

Businesses that he has held senior roles within over the years include Inflexion Private Equity, Clinical Solutions, Volution Holdings and Insight Investment. Iain brings with him a wealth of experience in both public and private businesses, as well as working extensively with Private Equity backed organisations.

Iain said: “I am delighted to be joining such a well-established and respected business and I am looking forward to being part of their ongoing growth and success. I have been very impressed with the Fairstone business model and the other members of the management team – together this made the decision to commit to Fairstone quite a simple one.”

Fairstone is the number one ranked wealth management firm on Trustpilot with over 59,000 clients and operates nationally across 48 locations.

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