"Paul Bradshaw was a hugely influential figure who will be dearly missed by all who knew him and he has left some big shoes for me to fill."
Angus Samuels has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Nucleus Financial Group, succeeding Paul Bradshaw who passed away in January.
Samuels, who has been a non-executive director at Nucleus since 2006, has more than 30 years’ experience in the UK financial services industry, having started his career as a stockbroker. A former Chief Executive of Credit Suisse Asset Management, he is currently chairman of Punter Southall Group, which provides a combination of actuarial, pensions consultancy, administration and investment services specifically for pension scheme trustees, employers, private clients and institutions.
He also holds a number of non-executive directorships including PSigma Investment Management and Sanlam UK.
Commenting on his appointment, Samuels said: “I would like to thank David Ferguson and the Nucleus board for giving me the opportunity to help grow the business as non-executive chairman. Paul Bradshaw was a hugely influential figure who will be dearly missed by all who knew him and he has left some big shoes for me to fill.
“Nucleus has a uniquely compelling proposition and I believe it has the potential to continue to grow, develop and challenge the long-held assumptions of the platform market. I look forward with huge excitement to contributing to its future success.”
David Ferguson, founder and CEO at Nucleus, added: “Paul introduced me to Angus in 2005 and a year or so later he backed us to get Nucleus up and running, with Paul assuming the non-executive chairman position he held until his untimely passing.
“Angus is the only other person who has been there for the whole Nucleus story and I am particularly pleased that he has agreed to succeed Paul as non-executive chairman. I know Paul would approve immensely. Angus is a gentleman of remarkable integrity and incredible experience and his incisive insight and ability to focus us on what really matters, and then hold us to account, will ensure the Nucleus board operates to the highest standards.”